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  • The Passim staff
    Apply for a music grant from 2014 annual Iguana Music Fund - deadline is Oct 15
    As the story goes, it all started with an iguana and became the Iguana Music Fund.Passim is proud to give numerous artists the opportunity to learn and grow not only through music classes and showcases, but through outreach as well.One of the ways...
  • Funds awarded to help Veteran homelessness
    Funds awarded to help Veteran homelessness
    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced, today $207 million in grants to Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, to be put toward helping an additional 70,000 homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families....
  • Christian Ambassadors
    Christian Ambassadors Education Center grand opening
    We, as a society (a collective body of the human race), have forgotten that many of our citizens who are in need – “the least of these” – are not looking for, or want, a hand-out but a sincere, extended hand-up. Contrary to...
  • Pope Francis greets paralytic man at Wednesday Audience
    Pope Francis greets paralytic man at Wednesday Audience
    At his Wednesday General Audience in the Vatican today, Pope Francis met with a man who is paralyzed from the neck down who literally risked his life just so that he might be able to see the Pontiff in person. Salvatore D'argento shared with...
  • Teaching living skills
    "Let's Capacitate!"
    The two energetic, former AmeriCorps workers and now co-directors of the Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Dmitriy Usher and Mariangel Ayala lit up when asked about their agency slogan, “Let’s Capacitate!” “It means to make...
  • Divas Unplugges
    For the Love of My Babies
    It happened a few weeks before Mothers' Day; a group of women got together help their "babies". This was not an occasion to raise money to buy milk, diapers and the like, but to chart a path for those who may fall through the...
  • Words of Resistance
    Words of Resistance poetic fundraiser for Points of Distribution (POD)
    Friday, February 28, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm, Words of Resistance will be hosting a fundraising event, “Don’t Try to Tame My Rambling Ways,” at Rock, Scissors, and Paper Collective, located at 2278 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland,...
  • Love in Action event
    400 lives touched in 30 minutes
    Valentine's Day may be for lovers, but a group of Seventh-day Adventists from the Brooklyn South Staten Island Federation decided to mark the occasion by sharing God's love within their community.Eager to put "love in action,"...
  • Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead
    Fort Worth Police Department's outreach and friendship in the Muslim community
    It was supposed to be another quiet Monday morning at the Islamic Association of Tarrant County, also known as the Ibrahimi Mosque. Located in a quiet urban neighborhood in Fort Worth, the mosque on Diaz Street is only a few years old, but the...
  • Creative Church Ideas in Central, Ohio
    Creative Church Ideas in Central, Ohio
    In this feature, I want to share some creative church programs that are truly helping people in Central Ohio.
  • Black Friday Lines
    Black Friday Outreach
    Thanksgiving this year falls on November 28. That evening, and into the wee hours of the following morning, Americans across the nation will be gathering in long lines at major retailers to take advantage of Black Friday sales. And, like most...
  • A Better December
    A Better December: Proverbs to Brighten Christmas
    The shopping, the family get-togethers, the office Christmas party, the decorating, the memories of loved ones who are no longer with us . . . What should be the happiest time of the year often becomes a stressful, anxiety-ridden, and emotional...
  • Free Rides Card
    Free Rides
    Every year, the college students in Amherst spend Halloween weekend in costume, drifting to and from parties all over town. And for a number of years now, an Amherst church, MERCYhouse, has stepped in to help keep people safe and show some of God&...
  • My Hope America
    Invite Billy Graham to meet your neighbors
    Launching in November, The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will be presenting “My Hope America with Billy Graham,” as a nationwide effort to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ but on a much smaller scale than the usual...
  • Southern California Secular Humanist Conference
    Southern California Secular Humanist Conference
    This is some advanced warning, but on February 15th, 2014, San Diego, CA will be hosting the Southern California Secular Humanist Conference. The theme for this event will be:The Heart of Humanism: Empathy, Ethics, and Building a Better Human...