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Spiritual and Psychological First Aid (SPFA) SAVE the DATE

WHEN: Friday December 5th,  8:00 to 5:30 and Saturday December 6th, 8:30-4:00

WHERE: Faith Chapel, Schuylerville, NY

Spiritual & Psychological First Aid
Providing effective emotional and spiritual care to individuals, families, and communities following critical incidents and in times of crisis requires special training, skills and understanding of the unique role of the crisis responder. 121 more words


Congresswoman Estela Hernandez to Speak at Bioneers

This weekend, El Salvadoran Congresswoman Estela Hernandez will be in the Bay Area to present at the Bioneers Conference. Estela is a community organizer and a key leader of La Coordinadora, and its affiliated NGO, the Mangrove Association. 282 more words

Community Organizing

Look back on how leaders reacted to ebola in Liberia

Below are recent blogs about #ebola from http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1/ over the last 3 days. It is useful because it contains some unique information sources, not just the usual AP/Reuters/Time/CNN news regurgitation. 11,991 more words


Korea Trip 2014. First Half

Busy Busy Busy. So far our trip to Korea has been great! We were invited by Dr. Yohan Lee to join him at his place “The Love C Center”… a diaspora ministry in Ansan City. 418 more words


Impact of Faith on Humanitarian Relief in Sudan – Reflections from the Field

By Faizan Polani (OC part-time intern) – I recently travelled to Sudan to conduct fieldwork for my postgraduate dissertation in which I explored the influence of faith on the interventions of Muslim faith-based organisations (FBOs) and assessed whether association with Islamic faith provides Muslim FBOs with a comparative advantage over the secular non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the field of humanitarian relief while operating in Muslim majority areas. 959 more words


Stubborn and Conflicted Public a Major Challenge to Disaster Evacuation

Public expects officials to be prepared for disasters, but often ignores directives

By Michael M. Barrick

“No one thought about leaving town ‘til death stared them in the face.” 758 more words

Barrick Report

Celebrating 20 Years of AmeriCorps in 3 Cities

AmeriCorps Alums of North Texas was busy on September 12, 2014 – celebrating the AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary in 3 different cities.

The North Texas event engaged 173 currently serving members and alumni in a morning of disaster preparedness activities and a service project and joined the national swearing in ceremony to share the moment with alumni across the country. 273 more words