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Millions of Dollars in Donations Sent to Haiti via Text Message

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From Change.org: A week after the tragic earthquake hit Haiti, many organizations seeking to send relief funds have turned to text messaging as a quick and easy way to allow people to donate.  The Red Cross alone has raised $22 million in cell phone donations in the last week.  But the question lingering in the air was “When will the …

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A Steward’s Prayer

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Jon Silvius reflects on a life of creation care in service to God. Read full original post.

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College Summit Student Introduces the President

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Timothy Spicer, a College Summit Peer at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, introduced President Obama when he gave his “back to school speech” on September 8.  College Summit, run by JB Schramm, a 2006 Skoll social entrepreneur, helps students with no history of college in their families make the jump from high school to [...]

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A-List: Abdullah Ibrahim

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ONE is turning to its community of artists, friends, members and staff for their top picks on creative works that have enhanced their knowledge and understanding of the richness of African culture and arts. Today we have a recommendation from Dave Matthews.
The first time I heard Abdullah Ibrahim I was in my late teens or [...]

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Huffington Post Features Camfed

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Julia Moulden, author of The New Radicals: A Manifesto for Reinventing Yourself and Changing the World, put up a great piece on the Huffington Post over the weekend on the importance for economic development of educating girls.  Skoll social entrepreneur Ann Cotton of Camfed, a “new radical” as Julia defines them, is featured. Among other [...]

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Foundation Announces New Grants

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We put out a press release yesterday about a series of grants approved by the Skoll Foundation board at its most recent meeting. You can read that here.

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US Department of State Releases 9th Annual Trafficking In Persons Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C. ? On Tuesday, June 16, the U.S. State Department released its ninth annual Trafficking in Persons Report ? which stands as the U.S. government?s official yardstick to measure the efforts of governments around the world in the fight against human trafficking.

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Flooding in Fargo: World Vision sending supplies and staff to help affected families

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Amid historic flooding in Fargo, North Dakota, Christian relief organization World Vision is dispatching an initial truckload of emergency supplies and sending staff to assess the needs of affected families.

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Four Characteristics of Externally Focused Churches

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By Rick Rusaw and Eric Swanson One of the key elements of Church Volunteer Central’s foundational theology is that every believer should be serving in ministry. But let’s face it- you can only use so many Sunday school teachers, children’s workers, and greeters. If every single believer is going to be in ministry, how are leaders supposed to find things …

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Listening for the Voice of God

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How does God speak into our lives? Through dramatic, life-altering events? Through a powerful experience or divine vision that leaves us with no doubt God is speaking to us? Sure, at times, it does happen this way, and those moments can be some of the most memorable and sacred moments of our lives. I hope we can all experience a …

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One Girl Waking Up

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A couple years ago, God began the process of breaking my heart. He brought a crisis into my husband’s life, and in turn, into my life. He orchestrated the move of two of my best friends when I needed them the most during that time. And He withdrew his presence as far as I could tell. I was sad for …

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He has shown you what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. ~Micah 6:8