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Generations Grateful for Birthright

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When I was 17 and thought I was pregnant, my parents took me to Birthright in Kansas City. I was met there by very supportive, compassionate, and non-judgmental volunteers for my pregnancy ...

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Kate Mulgrew, Star Trek’s groundbreaking first female captain, chose life

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This year marked the 20th anniversary of the airing of Star Trek: Voyager’s final episode, ending the run of a beloved Star Trek re-imagining.  It featured the franchise’s first female leader, Captain ...

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear case involving adoptions to same-sex couples

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The U.S. Supreme Court this week agreed to hear a case that could determine if faith-based adoption agencies can decline to place children in same-sex homes because of the agency’s religious beliefs. ...

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Christian groups upset with proposed refugee ceiling while ignoring facts

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The Trump administration has announced a proposal to temporarily reduce the ceiling for refugee resettlement to a record low of 18,000. The move is seen as a way to speed up the ...

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Catholic Charities name change reflects move toward holistic services

In 2012, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas began a shift away from one-time, crisis intervention programs towards self-sustainability by offering long-term wrap-around services. While Catholic Charities will always provide food, clothing and ...

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Southwest Kansas is seeing fewer refugees, and a shift in the agencies supporting them

Saleh Mohammed fled his native Myanmar in 2015. “Too much fighting over there,” he said. As a member of the Rohingya ethnic minority, he was in particular peril. His life was in ...

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Christian charities bringing hope for the homeless need your help this week

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This Christmas season several area ministries that serve the homeless are in the middle of fundraising campaigns that ensure their survival for the following year. Metro Voice has chosen three charities to ...

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas announces new CEO

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and the Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas has made an announcement identifying the next leader for the organization. Lauren Solidum will be the organization’s incoming President ...

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