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Yesterday | Church Executive

Faith communities are dumping their fossil fuel investments

Activists support fossil fuel divestment in front of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Bascom Hall on April 5, 2014.

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Related Topix: Activism, University of Wisconsin Madison, Global Warming, Environment, Science, Christian Music, RNS

Sat Jul 19, 2014

ThinkProgress

Administration Announces It Will Not Exempt Religious Institutions On ...

Federal contractors will not be able to discriminate against LGBT people in hiring even if they have a religious objection, the Obama Administration will announce on Monday.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Tue Jul 15, 2014

TreeHugger

The World Council of Churches divests from fossil fuels

I was impressed a few weeks ago when a top Catholic university and Union Theological Seminary both voted to divest from fossil fuels .

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Common Dreams

We Want People to Change Their Minds

Word came recently that both the Philadelphia Quakers and the Unitarian General Assembly have decided to divest from fossil fuels.

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Related Topix: University of Dayton, US News, Liberal Political News

Tue Jul 08, 2014

ThinkProgress

100 Faith Leaders To Obama: Religious Liberty Shouldn't Be Used ...

A group 100 religious clergy, theologians, and faith leaders sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday urging him not to include religious exemptions in a forthcoming executive order prohibiting federal contractors from using hiring polices that discriminate against LGBT people.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Gay/Lesbian, Liberal Political News

Switched

Faith Leaders Sign Letter Opposing Religious Exemption For LGBT Hiring Non-Discrimination

More than one hundred faith leaders sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday asking that he remove a religious exemption from his upcoming executive order banning hiring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity among federal contractors.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

ThinkProgress

After Hobby Lobby, Faith Groups Reject Push To Perpetuate...

As President Barack Obama gets closer to issuing an executive order protecting the LGBT employees of federal contractors from discrimination, a growing number of progressive faith voices are working to counter conservatives who are pressuring the administration to include special exemptions for religious groups.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, US Supreme Court, Gay/Lesbian, Liberal Political News

Time

Dear Christians: Stop Opposing Obama's Ban on LGBTQ Job Discrimination

President Barack Obama, during a reception to observe LGBT Pride Month in the East Room of the White House in Washington D.C. on June 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Temple City Tribune

Local Educator Get NEH Award to Attend the Religious Worlds of New York Summer Institute

Kimberly Medendorp, middle-school English teacher and co-executive director of the Peace & Justice Academy, was invited to apply to this prestigious gathering of religious leaders and educators based on her work in starting the nation's first interfaith high school, right here in Pasadena.

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Related Topix: Pasadena, CA

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Nashua Telegraph

New preacher hails from India

On behalf of the members and friends of First Baptist Church of Hudson, NH, we would like to welcome the Rev.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, Antioch, CA, San Anselmo, CA

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Carillon to peal July 4 in patriotic concert

MERCERSBURG >> An Americana and patriotic program will be performed on Mercersburg Academy's carillon July 4 by the academy's resident carillonneur, James "Jim" Brinson.

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Related Topix: Mercersburg, PA, Opinion

Wed Jun 25, 2014

TreeHugger

Union Theological Seminary and Catholic university both divest from fossil fuels

There was a time when TreeHugger would report on the installation of 1MW-10MW solar installations.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, University of Dayton

Mon Jun 23, 2014

Common Dreams

350.org: University of Dayton Becomes First Catholic University to Divest from Fossil Fuels

June 23 - The University of Dayton, a leading Catholic University and the largest private university in Ohio, announced this morning that it would be divesting its $670 million endowment from fossil fuels.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, University of Dayton, Stanford University, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

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