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Realistic Ambitions Can today’s liberals hope to match the achievements of LBJ’s presidency?

February 27, 2018

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By Michael Kazin February 27, 2018 new republic American liberals might view the presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson as a modern version of the Icarus myth. On the wings of huge Democratic majorities in Congress and his own ferocious ambition, LBJ signed into law more extensive and progressive reforms than any president in history save […]

Hours before Obama center’s final plans detailed, his foundation offers turf field for Jackson Park

February 27, 2018

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obama Lolly Bowean, Blair Kamin Chicago Tribune Hours before making its final public presentation of plans for the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, the Obama Foundation announced it will donate more than $3.5 million to build a new artificial turf field at the South Side park. The turf will replace an existing field that […]

Bones From Hart Island Mass Graves Washing Up In Local Communities

February 27, 2018

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February 26, 2018 at 7:35 pm NEW YORK (CBS New York) — There have been more than a million people buried in the mass graves on Hart Island since 1980, but since the damage of Hurricane Sandy, that’s become a gruesome problem. “My baby was buried right near the water,” Dr. Laurie Grant from the […]

Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land

February 26, 2018

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https://www.ffhl.org/programs/#housingPrograms terra santa   One of the primary goals of the FFHL is to provide housing for Christian families. The Foundation partners with Christian construction companies to develop two and three-bedroom apartment buildings. The original plan was to build dozens of subsidized housing units for Christian families across Bethphage, Jericho, Beit-Hanina, Nazareth and Bethlehem. There […]

Statement on Municipal threats and the discriminatory “Church Lands Bill”

February 26, 2018

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http://www.custodia.org/default.asp?id=779&id_n=46135 We, the heads of Churches in charge of the Holy Sepulcher and the Status Quo governing the various Christian Holy Sites in Jerusalem – the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, the Custody of the Holy Land and the Armenian Patriarchate – are following with great concern the systematic campaign against the Churches and the Christian community […]

JERUSALEM – The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Old Jerusalem remained closed on Monday for a second day in protest

February 26, 2018

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Tax measures imposed by the occupation authorities and a draft law on property, while the visits of pilgrims to the site was stopped http://www.al-ayyam.com/ar_page.php?id=1286a2f4y310813428Y1286a2f4 Christian officials took a very rare step in closing the church on Sunday afternoon, in an effort to pressure the occupation authorities to give up their tax procedures. The church is […]

A protest step: The heads of the churches closed the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem

February 26, 2018

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https://www.makorrishon.co.il/news/23645/ MK Rachel Azaria led a bill to return to the state church lands transferred in recent years to real estate developers. The Christian leaders object: “This reminds us all of laws of a similar nature that were enacted against Jews in dark periods in Europe” By Yishai Peleg 25 Adar 5768 Following the discussion […]

The Supreme Committee for Church Affairs support closing Churches in Jerusalem

February 26, 2018

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http://www.alquds.com/articles/1519627651279094200/ Ramallah – The Supreme Presidential Committee for Church Affairs in Palestine today confirmed its full support for the position of the heads of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and officials of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem to close it in protest against the decision of the municipality to impose the […]

Jerusalem’s Church of Holy Sepulchre Closes in Protest Amid Row With Israel

February 26, 2018

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church holy land closed Jonathan Lis and Nir Hasson Feb 25, 2018 2:58 PM ………. ….The heads of the churches – Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III, Custos Francesco Patton and Armenian Patriarch Nourhan Manougian – released a statement attacking the legislation and the recent move by the city, which they labeled as a “systematic campaign […]

Pilgrims upset after not being able to enter Church of the Holy Sepulcher

February 26, 2018

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http://www.jpost.com/Christian-News/Pilgrims-upset-after-not-being-able-to-enter-Church-of-the-Holy-Sepulchre-543659 taxes The church is protesting against a new Israeli tax policy. By REUTERS February 26, 2018 16:45 Christian pilgrims in Jerusalem voiced frustration and disappointment on Monday because the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was closed. Church leaders decided to shut the church in protest against a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed […]