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The Washington Monument has undergone more than $10.7 million in repairs and renovations. The monument reopens on Sept. 19

2019: The Year in Review

1. The Impeachment of Donald Trump The impeachment of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, occurred on December 18, 2019, when the House of Representatives approved articles of impeachment on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The president’s impeachment came after a formal House inquiry found that he had solicited foreign interference in the […]

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The Zero Hour Youth Climate Summit Is Happening In Miami — Here's What To Know

Why are older generations doing wrong to their young?

It’s partly out of fear, partly self-flattery, and partly delusion, and it’s been happening for thousands of years. Ira S. Wolfe is a business consultant in Pennsylvania. A decade ago, all his clients were worried about the same thing: millennials. “Millennials at that point were mostly either teenagers or just getting out of college,” Wolfe recalls, “and they were this […]

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Christianity Isn’t Just Another ‘Lifestyle Choice’

Christianity Isn’t Just Another ‘Lifestyle Choice’

As many believers can attest, Christianity is the ideal program for life. Its moral code empowers the individual and brings order to a society. Its liturgy allows for people of different backgrounds to come together as a real community. Its message of divine charity humbles the proud, lifts the poor, and heals all wounds, while its message of hope enables […]

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The Decline of Christianity In the US by Generation, Christian, Unaffiliated, and Other Faiths

Decline of Christianity in the United States

Americans are rapidly self-identifying themselves as religiously unaffiliated, and especially less frequently as Christians, according to a report released by the Pew Research Center. The Pew Research Center compiled the report about Americans’ religious practices using data collected through random-digit-dial (RDD) political polling conducted in 2018 and 2019. “The religious landscape of the United States continues to change at a […]

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The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts

The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts

On November 9, 1620, the Mayflower, carrying 102 passengers with 50 Pilgrims aboard in search of religious freedom, approached Cape Cod, Massachusetts, having left England 65 days earlier on September 6, 1620. The Pilgrims were Separatist Protestants who made a clean break with the Anglican Church of England during the reign of King James I. A small community in Scrooby, […]

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What is the National Association of Evangelicals?

What is the National Association of Evangelicals?

 NAE: What is an Evangelical? Founded: 1942 Type: Evangelical organization Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States Area served: USA Membership: 40 Christian denominations, 45,000 churches Website: nae.net The word evangelical comes from the Greek word euaggelion, which means “gospel” or “good news.” An evangelical is someone who believes the good news that Christ died for our sins and rose again […]

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12 Best Hobbies to Help Fight Anxiety & Depression

12 Best Hobbies to Help Fight Anxiety & Depression

These hobbies are intended for informational purposes only. If you suffer from anxiety and/or depression, you are certainly not alone. These common, debilitating mental health conditions are on the rise, and to feel better, it’s essential to be proactive. In addition to traditional treatments, such as talk therapy, medication, exercise, and relaxation techniques, WebMD recommends getting involved in meaningful activities […]

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Saint John of God by Murillo 1672 (WikiCommons)

Even Saints Need Friends

It has become a known fact of modern life that nearly all cultural institutions are crumbling. Fewer people are involved in local organizations, clubs, and churches, and more spend the majority of their time online. Among the younger generations, this phenomenon is far more pronounced; far more youth seek their 15 minutes of fame on YouTube rather than make a […]

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Native Americans: The First Inhabitants of the Americas

The Native Americans are the first inhabitants of the Americas. They view nature as Mother Earth. To them the spirit world is embodied in every part of the natural world, whether animal, vegetable, or mineral. They became our first environmentalists and horticulturists. Native Americans first survived as big-game hunters and as fishermen. The Indians were excellent fishermen and invented the […]

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The Radio Africa Facebook page, which masqueraded as a news page in Sudan, was part of a Russian-backed influence network in central and northern Africa. (Credit...Stanford Internet Observatory).

Russia Tests New Disinformation Tactics in Africa to Expand Influence

Facebook said it removed three Russian-backed influence networks aimed at African countries. The activity by the networks suggested Russia’s approach was evolving. Russia has been testing new disinformation tactics in an enormous Facebook campaign in parts of Africa, as part of an evolution of its manipulation techniques ahead of the 2020 American presidential election. Facebook said on Wednesday that it […]

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