UPDATE: Virtual worship has sparked a trend that may outlast the pandemic

WASHINGTON—Over the summer, as protests against racial injustice and police brutality emerged throughout the world, the Rev. Amanda Hendler-Voss of First Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) in D.C. led Black Lives Matter demonstrations and held a Juneteenth event that honored Black Americans killed by police. From her home in Houston, LaTayna Purnell scrolled throughContinue reading “UPDATE: Virtual worship has sparked a trend that may outlast the pandemic”

Virtual worship has sparked a trend that may outlast the pandemic

By Grace George WASHINGTON—Over the summer, as protests against racial injustice and police brutality emerged throughout the world, the Rev. Amanda Hendler-Voss of First Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) led Black Lives Matter demonstrations and held a Juneteenth event that honored Black Americans killed by police. From her home in Houston, LaTayna Purnell scrolledContinue reading “Virtual worship has sparked a trend that may outlast the pandemic”

Minister calls on religious leaders to be peacemakers at the polls

By Grace George Minister Jennifer Butler and Minister Leslie Copeland-Tune stood for hours at a polling place in Georgia during the 2018 midterm election handing out food and water to voters waiting in line. “When I’m there in my clergy gear, I feel like I’m there as a witness,” Copeland-Tune said in an interview. “I’mContinue reading “Minister calls on religious leaders to be peacemakers at the polls”

UPDATED: NASA faces increased cybersecurity threats

By Grace George NASA officials told a House subcommittee on Friday that cybersecurity threats to NASA intelligence increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. “NASA, unfortunately, has been under attack from both domestic and foreign cyber criminals,” said NASA Inspector General Paul Martin. “It is just an ongoing, incredibly difficult issue to keep NASA’s defenses up.” MostContinue reading “UPDATED: NASA faces increased cybersecurity threats”

UPDATED: D.C. Faith Communities Handle Reopening and Isolation During COVID-19

By Grace George Praying alone in the prayer room of Masjid Muhammad, Imam Talib Shareef was surprised to see members of his community peeking in through the mosque’s open doors. They were praying outside. “They want to be close by where the mosque is [because] mosque is dedicated to prayer,” Shareef said in an interview.Continue reading “UPDATED: D.C. Faith Communities Handle Reopening and Isolation During COVID-19”

D.C. Faith Communities Handle Reopening and Isolation During COVID-19

By Grace George Praying alone in the prayer room of Masjid Muhammad, Imam Talib Shareef was surprised to see members of his community peeking in through the mosque’s open doors. They were praying outside. “They want to be close by where the mosque is [because] mosque is dedicated to prayer,” Shareef said in an interview.Continue reading “D.C. Faith Communities Handle Reopening and Isolation During COVID-19”

NASA faces increased cybersecurity threats due to pandemic

By Grace George NASA officials told a House subcommittee on Friday that cybersecurity threats to NASA intelligence increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The past six months in particular has tested the agency as more than 90 percent of NASA’s workforce moved from onsite to remote work due to the pandemic,” said NASA Inspector General PaulContinue reading “NASA faces increased cybersecurity threats due to pandemic”

MSA president hopes to hold space for difficult conversations

By Grace George Muslim Student Association (MSA) president Kiran Waqar thinks the most important issue surrounding the upcoming national election is not related to policy; it’s trauma-informed voting. “There can be a lot of power in voting, but also the trauma that comes with voting,” Waqar said. “[We should be] holding space for that [conversation]Continue reading “MSA president hopes to hold space for difficult conversations”

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