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In The World—March 26, 2017

By Melissa Wuske The Sanctuary Movement Three hundred churches across the country are joining the Sanctuary Movement, pledging to provide sanctuary to undocumented immigrants and “to educate and activate our congregations, to amplify and respond to the voices of immigrant leaders, and to speak out against the discrimination of any and all marginalized people.” The […]


In The World—March 12, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Childcare Costs for Student Parents Nearly 5 million college students in the United States are also parents, including a quarter of all undergraduate students. But balancing school and parenting presents a financial challenge, particularly in regard to paying for childcare. Child Care Aware of America estimates that it can cost up to […]

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In the World—March 5, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Minister Inspired by Peanuts Gregory Fryer, a minister in New York City, has a new ministry method inspired by an unlikely source: Lucy from the Peanuts comic strip. Fryer sets up a booth on the sidewalk with a sign that says, “Spiritual help 5¢. The pastor is in.” “I do this for […]

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In The World—January 29, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Fighting Malnutrition The World Food Programme (WFP) is struggling to meet the needs of the food crisis in Yemen. The lack of food is caused by the economic impact of conflict within the nation. “Hunger is increasing every day, and people have exhausted all their survival strategies. Millions of people cannot survive […]

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In The World—January 17, 2016

By Melissa Wuske The Impact of the Self-Employed Workforce Many people picture massive corporations as the driving force of employment in the United States, but according to a Pew Research study, self-employed people provide a significant share of jobs—10 percent of U.S. workers are self-employed, and they employ an additional 20 percent of the workforce; […]