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Begin Anew is a community of individuals empowering people to overcome the obstacles caused by poverty by providing education, mentoring and resources. The organization’s vision is to see the number of individuals and families facing poverty reduced in middle Tennessee. Begin Anew’s team of volunteers and staff helps low-income adults in seven program locations to […] Read More

The supply chain ethics of 20 leading electronics and jewelry companies were ranked based on conflict-free mineral sourcing from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in an Enough Project report released on Nov. 16. Conflict-free minerals, the report explained, “do not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups, including state military units from Congo […] Read More

Expanding access to quality education is a vital part of the effort to end child labor, according to an International Labour Organization (ILO) report released Nov. 13. “Getting children off to a good start through appropriate early childhood development, care and pre-primary education programs is one of the most important strategies for ensuring that children […] Read More

Hell’s Kitchen Farm Project (HKFP) is an urban rooftop farm in midtown Manhattan, managed and run by volunteers. HKFP’s mission is to create a more food-secure urban community through collaborative farming, multi-generational education and community initiatives. Tiffany Triplett Henkel, pastor of Metro Baptist Church and executive director of Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries, is a founding member […] Read More

Kathryn Freeman is director of public policy at the Christian Life Commission of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. 1, Where did you grow up? Grand Prairie, Texas, a suburb within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Right now, it is Psalm 27:13. It […] Read More

University Hope is a ministry of University Heights Baptist Church (UHBC) in Springfield, Missouri, which seeks to provide small rescue loans to those trapped in the predatory loan cycle. By working with a local credit union, UHBC is able to guarantee loans at low interest rates to pay off payday or title loans. A mentor […] Read More

Religious bias was behind 21 percent of single-bias crimes in the U.S. in 2016, according to the FBI’s 2016 Hate Crime Statistics released on Nov. 13. “A single-bias incident is defined as an incident in which one or more offense types are motivated by the same bias,” the FBI explained. “As of 2013, a multiple-bias […] Read More

The Next Door (TND) provides a continuum of evidence-based services for women and their families struggling with addiction, mental illness, trauma and incarceration with Christ-centered compassionate care. The continuum, which includes medically monitored detox, residential and outpatient programs, partial hospitalization and alumnae services, addresses the mental, physical and spiritual needs of women in substance-abuse crisis. […] Read More

Minority groups currently make up more than three-quarters of the world’s stateless population, according to a new United Nations report released on Nov. 3. The U.N.’s 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons established the formal definition of stateless as “a person who is not considered as a national by any State under […] Read More

Jesse Rincones is the executive director of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas. 1. Where did you grow up? Levelland, Texas (halfway between Brownfield and Littlefield). 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Psalm 102:18. It reminds us that our work today can have implications for generations to come. […] Read More