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Religious institution membership falls below majority for first time

Mar 31, 2021
As many Americans celebrate Easter and Passover, religious institutions are still dealing with interruptions due to COVID-19.
According to new data from Gallup, for the first time ever, people who belong to a church, synagogue or mosque are in the minority, making up less than 50% of the population.
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Charities, nonprofits alter pandemic volunteer operations

Jan 18, 2021
Even volunteer work has gone remote. That approach has made it easier for more people to join in.
Food delivery, online tutoring and virtual wellness checks are among the types of volunteer work prevalent during the pandemic.
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How COVID-19 is changing church

“There’s an opportunity to rethink church, and I hope we take it,” says the Rev. Chris Butler, a Chicago-based pastor.
The Rev. Chris Butler outside Chicago Embassy Church Network in South Holland, Illinois.
Photo by Tanikia Carpenter, courtesy of Chicago Embassy Church Network

How this independent movie theater reopened for in-person screenings

Nov 30, 2020
Individual donations and corporate philanthropy have helped the Belcourt’s bottom line.
Seats roped off for social distancing inside one of the Belcourt Theatre’s screening rooms in Nashville.
Courtesy of the Belcourt Theater

The most effective way to give this holiday season

Nov 25, 2020
As we head into a holiday season like no other, what is the best way to help those in need?
Workers from the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank distribute boxes of fresh produce to people facing food insecurity in August. Donating cash to food banks allows them to supply produce to people in need more easily.
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British charities buckle under crisis as fundraising dries up

May 22, 2020
Britain weighs the economic cost if charities go bust.
Shevan James prepares packed lunches for delivery to local low-income families.
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Coronavirus pushes up demand for financial literacy, but money to pay for it is tight

Apr 22, 2020
The federal agency has a $1.2 billion fund to pay fraud victims, but can also use it for financial literacy programs.
More than 200 nonprofits focused on financial literacy sent a letter to the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau asking for financial help.
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Schools and nonprofits offer support to Bahamian students

Oct 14, 2019
Devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian has put pressure on the families of many U.S.-based students.
Bahamian students at Florida Memorial University joined together for a prayer service after Hurricane Dorian.
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Trump Foundation reaches deal to dissolve amid lawsuit

Dec 18, 2018
New York's attorney general seeks $2.8 million in restitution and a 10-year ban on Trump and his three eldest children running charities.
A guard stands outside of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
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