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Snowboarders and Skiers for Christ USA

Snowboarders and Skiers for Christ USA is a national Christian ministry that partners with local churches in the U.S. to focus on youth. The national office is in Dillon, Colo., but there are offices all around the nation, which it breaks down into four regions. The ministry has overseas branches in New Zealand, Switzerland, Japan, […]

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Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition

Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, based in Portland, Ore., is an international, nonprofit organization founded by Lama Thubten Yeshe, a Tibetan Buddhist monk. The foundation is devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service. Some of its affiliated projects include monasteries and […]

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Catholic Sentinel

The Catholic Sentinel is the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Portland, Ore. It is the oldest Catholic newspaper on the West Coast. It is published bi-monthly by the Oregon Catholic Press.

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The Institute of Halal Investing

The Institute of Halal Investing in Portland, Ore., can provide an Islamic perspective on microfinance and development assistance. It is associated with Rubicon Global, a halal financial advisory firm.

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Death With Dignity National Center

The Death With Dignity National Center says that “(t)he greatest human freedom is to live, and die, according to one’s own desires and beliefs.” The center is based in Portland, Ore. For inquiries, contact Peter Korchnak at the number below.

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Ellen K. Scott

Ellen K. Scott teaches in the sociology department of the University of Oregon in Eugene and has written extensively about welfare reform and its effect on family well-being.

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David Gutterman

David Gutterman is an associate professor of politics at Willamette University in Salem, Ore., where he teaches a course on religion and politics. Gutterman co-edited the book Religion, Politics and American Identity: New Directions, New Controversies.

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Karen A. McClintock

Karen A. McClintock is a psychotherapist and United Methodist minister who wrote Sexual Shame: An Urgent Call to Healing. She is an expert on issues of sexual abuse of children by clergy and is a consultant to schools and churches on issues of sexuality. McClintock is an adjunct faculty member in the psychology department at Southern […]

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