Faith Based/Religion/Churches

Fundraising for Faith-Based Organizations in a Secular World
March 12, 2018 at 11:27 am

The good news is that the growing trend toward a more secular society has not produced a significant decline in financial support of the Army, and there's no reason it should stymie your efforts either. Following are important lessons for faith-based organizations to keep in mind while seeking support...

Mexicans Respond With Faith and Charity as Hope Fades for Quake Survivors
September 25, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Tears flowed at Our Lady of Carmen and Saint Joseph Parrish on Thursday night as the families of two dead children killed when a powerful earthquake toppled their school a few blocks away interred their ashes The crushed victims, 7-year-old Eduardo Diaz and 8-year-old Francisco Quintero, were two of the 286 people reported killed by…

Texas Churches Suing FEMA for Equal Access to Nonprofit Relief Funds
September 15, 2017 at 12:40 pm

Churches, synagogues and mosques became literal shelters in the storm, as Harvey and Irma ravaged East Texas, Florida and the Caribbean. Faithful volunteers clocked tens of thousands of hours to help victims. Some churches even served as staging areas and distribution centers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). But what happens when the places of…

USF Receives Landmark $10M Gift to Advance Catholic Education, Leadership
April 19, 2017 at 1:37 pm

Joan McGrath and her husband, Robert, have donated $10 million to the University of San Francisco to dramatically expand scholarships for Catholic school teaching programs at USF’s School of Education, create a new multidisciplinary student leadership institute and endow scholarships for undergraduate students to enroll in international immersion opportunities. The McGrath gift represents the largest…

Catholic Extension’s Mail Focuses On a Domestic Mission
April 13, 2017 at 9:33 pm

A direct-mail appeal spreads the word to Catholics about their brethren in need. Mailer Name: Catholic Extension Date Mailed: January 2015 to August 2016 Catholic Extension, also known as Catholic Church Extension Society, was founded in 1905 in Chicago. It raises money to support and strengthen poor Catholic mission dioceses across the U.S. Much of that […]

Can Religious Charities Take the Place of the Welfare State?
March 28, 2017 at 8:42 am

President Trump’s initial budget proposal would end aid for poor families to pay their heating bills, defund after-school programs at public schools and make fewer grants available to college students. Community block grants that provide disaster relief, aid neighborhoods affected by foreclosure and help rural communities access water, sewer systems and safe housing would be…

Religious Groups Reject Revised Trump ‘Muslim Ban’
March 10, 2017 at 1:44 pm

Multiple religious groups reacted with outrage at the Trump administration’s revised travel ban, calling the new directive discriminatory. President Donald Trump’s new executive order makes several changes from the original issued in January that brought court challenges and protests at airports. The new order issued continues to ban travel from several Muslim-majority countries, but it…