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Understanding reparations

“Reparation” is a word sparking public curiosity — and controversy. Defined as “making amends for a wrong one has done,” the reparations conversation has recently gone from ambiguous talk to concrete actions as politicians, academic institutions and even denominations offer solutions to right the wrongs in our country’s past, specifically the wrongs of slavery.

Report: Faith-based groups have contributed more than $211M in Hurricane Harvey recovery

A new report by the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy finds that faith-based organizations are playing a key role in the ongoing recovery from 2017’s Hurricane Harvey — and that state emergency management leaders, specifically those in Texas, should bring more faith-based disaster response organizations into the state’s emergency planning process before the next disaster strikes.

Rural Realities: Opioids on Main Street U.S.A.

Annalie Korengel wasn’t just having a bad week. She was having a horrific one. Five funerals in seven days can push any pastor to the brink of physical and spiritual exhaustion. But for the pastor of Unionville Presbyterian Church in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, standing almost daily at the gravesides of young people who had overdosed on opioids pushed her into an indescribable hell.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance needs more volunteers to help in disaster recovery

Strong hurricanes, record flooding and massive wildfires have taken their toll on volunteer groups aiding in cleanup and recovery in recent years. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance says groups have been working hard to help communities rebuild, but the number of powerful hurricanes and other natural disasters is making it harder to find enough people to meet the need.

Incendio de la subestación eléctrica en San Juan pone a cansados residentes de Puerto Rico en la oscuridad nuevamente

El largo y lento retorno del servicio eléctrico en Puerto Rico tras el huracán María sufrió un revés el pasado domingo, cuando una subestación eléctrica sufrió una explosión e incendio. La mayor parte del norte del territorio estadounidense se vio afectada. Las autoridades dicen que podría tomar un par de días para restablecer la electricidad permanentemente.

Electric substation fire in San Juan throws weary Puerto Rico residents in dark again

The long, slow return to reliable electric service in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria suffered a setback on Sunday when an explosion and fire rocked an electric substation. Most of the northern part of the U.S. territory was affected. Authorities say it could take a couple of days to fully restore power.

Sandy Hook shooting: 5 years later

Dec. 2, 2012. It was the first Sunday of Advent and the congregation of Valley Presbyterian Church in Brookfield, Connecticut, gathered in its spacious sanctuary, designed with windows looking out onto the peaceful woods outside. They were there to celebrate the installation of their new pastor, the Rev. Adele Crawford.