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RNS Opening Budget — Thursday, July 29, 2021

The wide-ranging list of allegations include dismissing staff concerns about exceeding legal limits on lobbying by 501(c)(3) nonprofits; screaming at and berating staff “often until they cried and/or quit”; making racist comments about Arab culture; treating staff as personal assistants; […]

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RNS-Muslim-Advocates: As Muslim Advocates founder resigns, former staffers allege hostile workplace
(RNS) — The wide-ranging list of allegations include dismissing staff concerns about exceeding legal limits on lobbying by 501(c)(3) nonprofits; screaming at and berating staff “often until they cried and/or quit”; making racist comments about Arab culture; treating staff as personal assistants; policing dress, appearance and personalities of female staff; and more. By Aysha Khan. 1,659 words. (category: a)

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RNS-Pope-Slovakia: Pope Francis’s visit to Slovakia is met with excitement despite Covid-19 concerns
RNS – While Slovakian citizens eagerly anticipate Pope Francis’ visit in September, the Covid-19 pandemic generates conflicts and challenges for the local church. By Claire Giangravè. 800 words. (category i)

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RNS-Sikh-Soldiers: Sikh soldiers campaign for right to Wear turban, beards
(RNS) — As a Sikh war hero is laid to rest Thursday in Arlington National Cemetery a decade after he died fighting in Afghanistan, its worth noting Sikhs are still prohibited from wearing turbans and beards in much of the U.S. armed forces. Though the Army and Air Force have made accommodation for Sikh soldiers to wear turbans and beards, other U.S. armed services have yet to issue new regulations.  By Joseph Hammond. 830 words. (category: a)