Boston mosque aims to keep young Somali immigrants off the streets

BOSTON (RNS) While Somali Muslims in America have been in the news for joining terrorist groups overseas, few people have paid attention to a more substantive problem of young men getting involved in the drug trade and joining gangs. By Omar Sacirbey.

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Billionaire names two finalists for free Mass. campus

(RNS) The billionaire owners of a bucolic Massachusetts campus have announced two finalists in the competition to get the property free of charge: the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board, and Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. By G. Jeffrey MacDonald.

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ADL criticizes new bullying guidelines

WASHINGTON (RNS) The Anti-Defamation League is taking issue with new guidelines on bullying and religious speech in public schools that was spear-headed by other Jewish groups. By Lauren Markoe.

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Guidelines seek line between free speech, bullying

WASHINGTON (RNS) A coalition of religious and civil rights groups released guidelines to balance two occasionally conflicting interests: students’ rights to free religious expression and their rights to remain safe from discrimination and bullying. By Lauren Markoe.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: The graduation speech I wish I could give

(RNS) For now, forget about your career and what you will become. Don’t worry that your grade in bio-statistics or geology won’t land you that great job. It’s probably not that great anyway. Now is the time to focus on who you are going to become. By Will Berkovitz.

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Conservative Catholics blast upcoming appearance by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at Georgetown University

(RNS) Can a Catholic politician speak at a Catholic university without drawing protesters? Not if it's House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan or, soon, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. By David Gibson.

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