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Proceeds will benefit Realtors United 2020, a project by Kane and Kendall County realtors to build a duplex home...

Yorkville realtor to sponsor Habitat for Humanity fundraiser

Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity project

YORKVILLE, Ill., Jan. 3, 2020 — Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group in Yorkville will hold a fundraiser for Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Law Office Pub and Music Hall, 226 S. Bridge St. in Yorkville. The public is invited. Admission is a donation of $30. Included are two beer or wine beverages and pizza and appetizers from Parma Pizza Bar in Yorkville. A silent auction and 50/50 raffle will be included. Proceeds will benefit Realtors United 2020, a project by KaneRead More


“It was an opportunity for Mayor Pete to learn, to listen and to hear,” she [Kelly Brown Douglas].said.

Pete Buttigieg attended private meeting with black theologians, thought leaders

Pete Buttigieg

by: Jack Jenkins Jan. 8, 2020 (RNS) — Former South Bend, Indiana, mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg met privately with a group of African American theologians and thought leaders in December, another sign of the candidate’s ongoing efforts to bolster his lagging poll numbers with black voters. The “intimate” meeting was convened by Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary in New York, where she also teaches theology. Douglas told Religion News Service that she hosted the Democratic presidential hopeful during the second weekRead More


A ruling on that request is expected by Jan. 17, according to LIRS.

Most states agree to admit refugees as judge hears lawsuit to stop resettlement order

Presidential Determination for 2020

by: Emily McFarlan Miller Jan. 8, 2020 (RNS) — A federal judge in Maryland heard arguments Wednesday (Jan. 8) in a lawsuit by three faith-based organizations against the U.S. government over a recent executive order allowing state and local officials to block refugee resettlement. In the complaint filed in November, HIAS (founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), Church World Service and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service argue President Donald Trump’s executive order violates federal law and inhibits their ability to practice their faith by resettling refugees. RELATED: Faith groupsRead More


We truly respect your organization’s stance on the stated principle “We want CT to be a place that welcomes Christians from across the political spectrum…”

An open letter from black church leaders and allies to Christianity Today

by: Kerry Staurseth Jan. 10, 2020 (RNS) — We wanted to write collectively as a diverse group of ministerial leaders, doctorates, lay-persons and people who simply love God to express our sincere gratitude for Christianity Today’s printing of the brilliantly and objectively written article by (the magazine’s then Editor-in-Chief) Mark Galli, entitled “Trump Should Be Removed from Office.” We truly respect your organization’s stance on the stated principle “We want CT to be a place that welcomes Christians from across the political spectrum…” The late Billy Graham, CT’s founder, gaveRead More


Asked if the experience of running for office tested her faith, she said the campaign was “trying,” but she drew inspiration from her spiritual beliefs

Marianne Williamson ends presidential bid, says campaign tried her faith

by: Jack Jenkins DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 10, 2020 (RNS) — Spiritual author Marianne Williamson has ended her campaign seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, saying that the experience challenged her faith but that she leaned on her spiritual beliefs for strength. “I stayed in the race to take advantage of every possible effort to share our message,” Williamson said in her statement announcing the suspension of her campaign on Friday (Jan. 10). “With caucuses and primaries now about to begin, however, we will not be able to garner enough votesRead More


One of the marchers, captured by a photographer, wore a Johnny Cash T-shirt.

Johnny Cash’s gospel versus the temptations of nationalism

by: Paul O’Donnell Jan. 10, 2020 (RNS) — Marching through dark streets under torches, the mob proudly displayed their swastikas, shouting “Heil, Hitler” and chanting the chilling refrain, “Blood and soil! Blood and soil!” One of the marchers, captured by a photographer, wore a Johnny Cash T-shirt. This wasn’t 1930s Germany. This was Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017. The association of Johnny Cash with the hate-filled, white-supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville drew a sharp and public rebuke from the Cash family. Cash’s daughter Rosanne posted a passionate note onRead More