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United States of America
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Education, Family, Poverty, Religion, Children/Youth
Family Empowerment Centers exists to glorify God and love our neighbors by strengthening young urban families in Christ as we create real opportunities of empowerment and care for the needs of those facing greater challenges in urban America. It is our conviction that all people, from every nation of the ...See More world are of equal value and concern before God. It is also our conviction that although mankind is of equal value before God, often times the opportunities for empowerment and freedom are selective due to issues of systemic and personal injustices. Family Empowerment Centers will seek to bring a balance to these circumstances by loving our neighbors in a Christ like manner and creating opportunities for those who are disadvantaged in our urban communities to attain empowerment and freedom. It is also our conviction that real empowerment, freedom and wholistic growth has its foundation in an individuals experience of the love of Christ, through His body the church, and the truths found in the Scriptures. Family Empowerment Centers recognizes mankind as spiritual, physical, psychological and social beings. By coming along side individuals in a wholistic and Christ like fashion we expect these individuals to have maximized opportunities of empowerment and a greater hope in the future. The element of Christian faith in what we do, how we do it in creating opportunities of empowerment, and who we do it for is what sets our organization apart from others. Family Empowerment Centers has chosen to target urban communities on the basis that these communities tend to include people from all of the nations of the world and at the same time seems to be the epicenter for injustice, inequality, and issues of poverty. In the same manner that trends move out from major metropolitan cities our organization believes that as people are empowered they too may move out from urban communities to various world destinations creating change in their environments. Family Empowerment Centers also recognizes that the family unit is the most influential determinant in the growth of the individual. Great attention will be given to the growth of the whole family when possible. Our organization defines family as a multi-individual group of people, often times made up of a father, mother, and child, but not limited to those roles in which the group bears the relational characteristics of a family. Therefore the family could be traditional in nature, be a single parent home, be a home with no children, be a home where a significant other (i.e. grandmother, aunt, uncle) is raising the children, or a foster home situation. Show Less

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United States of America
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United States of America
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Religion
Jewish Family Service (JFS) believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to people in need. Founded in 1872, JFS is a nonsectarian, nonprofit human services agency serving metro Denver and Boulder. JFS helps seniors live independently at home, provides quality mental health counseling, offers training and job placement ...See More to those with developmental disabilities and other barriers to employment, and provides food and financial aid to people in crisis. Show Less

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United States of America
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Religion
We are the Body of Christ committed to empower and encourage every member to be involved in individual and corporate ministry and seek to fulfill the great commission through worship & prayer, small groups, bible study and outreach.
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Washington Post 
For all those who care about how the law of the land relates to religion in America, Monday was a huge morning at the Supreme Court. Here are the four cases, all related to religion, that the court made announcements about on Monday. States can't ... See more..
The Guardian 
First results show 29.6% of people have 'no religion' and most people born overseas come from Asia not Europe for first time. See more..
ABC News 
A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for ... See more..
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BuzzFeed News 
Christianity is still the most common religion (52% of Australians identified as any of the Christian denominations) but has been declining in popularity in Australia for the past 50 years - in 1966, 88% of Australians identified as Christian and by ... See more..
Religion News Service 
Rather, it instructed the secretaries of state and homeland security to “prioritize refugee claims made by individuals on the basis of religious-based persecution, provided that the religion of the individual is a minority religion in the individual's ... See more..
The Economist (blog) 
AS THE would-be guardian of the world's most precious places and patrimony, UNESCO can hardly avoid entering into the field of religion. But given the vast and quarrelsome diversity of its member states, the UN's educational and cultural agency finds ... See more..
Religion News Service 
(RNS) Stuck with “to be” means stuck with however much suffering there will be until the unavoidable end. Having the choice means you get to decide how much ... See more..
Daily Beast 
Trinity Lutheran is the kind of religion case you learn about in law school. Missouri gives out grants to resurface playgrounds with plastic made of recycled tires. Trinity Lutheran has such a playground, but was denied a grant because it's a church ... See more..
Religion News Service 
And my support for the work of Hiddush, run by my friend Rabbi Uri Regev to advocate for religious equality in Israel, is even stronger. The question is: What are my fellow non-Orthodox Jews prepared to do about this latest betrayal? What actions will ... See more..
Minneapolis Star Tribune 
The author of “Let's talk about religion over the 4th, even if we'd rather not” (Opinion Exchange, June 24), John Kass, is lent journalistic credentials in his sole identification with “Tribune Content Agency,” whereas he clearly presents the views of ... See more..
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On average, eight in ten people in the world currently align themselves with a religious group.1 A recent religious demographic study shows that 2.2 billion, or 32%, of the world follows Christianity, 1.6 billion, or 23%, are Muslims, 15% are Hindus, 7% are Buddhists, and 0.2% of the world is Jewish.2 Additionally, 400 million people are affiliated with indigenous, folk, or other traditional religions, and 58 million people are religiously affiliated with smaller scale/lesser known religions such as Zoroastrianism, Wicca, and Sikhism.3  Christianity is currently the most evenly distributed religion with roughly equal amounts of Christians residing on the various continents.4 Muslims, Hindus, and Christians all tend to live in countries in which they are the majority.4 People who claim to be religiously unaffiliated are beginning to grow in number and are the majority groups in China, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hong Kong, Japan, and North Korea.5

At the beginning of 2014, organizations noted that religious conflicts had reached a new high from observations taken over the past six years.6 In 2012 nearly one-third of all countries in the world recorded religiously motivated conflicts.7 For example, Middle Eastern countries are still rebounding from impact the Arab Spring uprisings.8 China has recently increased the amount of religious conflict in the Asia-Pacific region.9 Additionally, nearly 29% of the world’s nations had high levels of government sanctioned religious restrictions for their citizens.10


The most common form of religious discrimination over the past year has been the abuse of citizens who are members of religious minorities.11 Around 47% of countries reported that this was the type of persecution that they faced.12 Religiously motivated terrorist activities have also increased in frequency over the past two years.13 Sectarian violence, especially in Syria, has increased in nearly one-fifth of the world.14 Sectarian strife has created strain on neighbouring countries since violence has caused entire groups of people to seek asylum in other countries.14

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1 http://www.pewforum.org/2012/12/18/global-religious-landscape-exec/
2-5 Ibid
6 http://www.pewforum.org/2014/01/14/religious-hostilities-reach-six-year-high/

7-15 Ibid
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Sectarian Violence
On a global scale, the rates of sectarian and religiously motivated violence has been increasing over the past four years.1 The Americas appear to be the only region of the world where there is not continuous religiously motivated violence.2 One-third of all the countries in the world have experienced sectarian violence in the past year.3 Hostilities in Europe have shown the greatest increase since the advent of laws that restrict traditional Islamic scarf wearing in public.4 Egypt, China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia are the countries that have the most pervasive and prevalent forms of sectarian violence.5 Christianity and Islam, two of the most populous faiths in the world, continue to be the most widely targeted for discrimination, harassment, and violence.6 One of the most ancient ...See More religious conflicts is the schism between two branches of Islam: the Sunnis and Shias.7 Nearly 90% of all Muslims identify as Sunni Muslims.8 Although the difference between the two are mainly in rituals, laws, and theology, violent conflicts remain very religiously motivated.9 In Muslim countries where Sunnis are the majority, Shia Muslims are typically poorer and this leads to general civil unrest.10 Scholars have also noted that occasionally radical Sunni Islamic groups preach systematic hatred of Shias.11 Another country that has recently experienced severe sectarian violence is the Central African Republic.12 In the case of the CAR it is Christians that are perpetuating the cycle of violence by targeting Muslims.13 As a result there has been a mass migration of Muslim cattle herders and traders from the urban areas.14 Should the violence and the migration continue, it could have catastrophic effects on the economic and social stability of the country.15 International peacekeepers have recently been called into the country to evaluate the situation and protect Muslim citizens.16 Show Less