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As Hurricane Laura Hits, Faith-Based Disaster Relief Groups Ready to Lend a Hand

(RNS) — In recent months, Lara Martin’s life has been one disaster after another. Tornadoes in Tennessee. Wildfires in California. A derecho in Iowa. Now, Hurricane Laura. “We’ve been busy,” said Martin, the interim director of U.S. disaster response for the United Methodist Committee on Relief, better known as UMCOR. Martin spends much of her time on […]

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Vermont Religious Leaders Ask State to Remember Enslaved

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Some Vermont religious leaders are asking the state to confront its role as a location where Black people were once held as slaves and remember those individuals. Rabbi Amy Small of Burlington’s Ohavi Zedek Synagogue says the common myth is that there were no enslaved individuals in Vermont. But the historical […]