WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 30-July 6, 2014)

July 7th, 2014

INTERNATIONAL

AFRICA

Africa News: Children Enlist in African Religious Battles; As Civil Wars Abate Around Continent, Teenagers Step Into Different, Brutal Combat Roles; a Boy Scout Becomes a Killer.” By Drew Hinshaw. Wall Street Journal. July 1, 2014.

AUSTRALIA

New primate Phillip Freier signals women priests push.” By John Elder. Sydney Morning Herald. June 30, 2014.

CATHOLIC SEX ABUSE SCANDAL

Australian Catholic bishop accused of abusing boy.” Washington Post/Associated Press. June 30, 2014.
Related story:
Catholic bishop charged with a child sex offence.” Sydney Morning Herald. June 30, 2014.

Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph to Pay for Failure to Report Abuse.” New York Times. July 1, 2014.

Minnesota: Archbishop Orders Inquiry Into Claims Against Him.” New York Times/Associated Press. July 2, 2014.

“Priests told to reveal sex abuse confessions.” Times of London. July 4, 2014.

Vatican rebuffs Justice Peter McClellan on sex abuse files.” By Heath Gilmore. Sydney Morning Herald. July 6, 2014.

Pope Francis To Meet With Victims Of Clerical Sex Abuse.” Morning Edition/National Public Radio. July 6, 2014.

INDIA

Delhi NGOs get most foreign donations.” By Lubna Kably. Times of India. July 1, 2014.

Greenpeace India fears charity crackdown under Narendra Modi; Foreign-funded charities accuse PM of scare tactics as national intelligence agency submits anti-NGO report to government.” By Maseeh Rahman. Guardian (UK). July 2, 2014.

PAKISTAN

Pakistan ‘charity head’ lambasts US sanctions move; Hafiz Saeed tells the BBC that Washington is unfairly targeting him.” BBC News. June 30, 2014.

TASMANIA

Liberal push to strip environmental groups of charitable tax status; Federal Liberal council unanimously agrees to proposal from Tasmanian MP Andrew Nikolic that environmental groups should not receive tax-deductible donations.” By Oliver Milman. Guardian (UK). June 30, 2014.

UK

Candy Crush for change: could your charity create the next big app? Charities are starting to be creative with apps. But, there’s lots more to explore and a plethora of eager supporters and funders out there: • Five ways charities use gamification; • The top charities finding innovative ways of fundraising • How mobile apps can help charities engage with supporters.” By Kirsty Marrins. Guardian. July 1, 2014.

How to hire new talent for your charity; Recruiting new staff can be costly – Margareth Ainley shares her five top tips for hiring success without breaking the bank: • How charities can manage the talent of their workforce; • Top tips: how charities can attract graduates into the sector; • Should charities be paying the living wage?” By Margareth Ainley. Guardian. July 2, 2014.

2014: A Landmark Year for Disability and Development?” By Dom Haslam. Interpress Service (ipsnews.net). July 2, 2014.

NHS cancer care could switch to private contracts in £700m plans; Private health firms ready to bid for £1.2bn worth of outsourced services at Staffordshire clinical commissioning group areas.” By Denis Campbell. Guardian. July 3, 2014.

We must fight government plans to privatise the NHS; The Tories truly believe that the market does things better, despite mountains of evidence to the contrary.” By Anne Perkins. Guardian. July 3, 2014.

Privatisation doesn’t work. For real innovation look to communities; We won’t find the people best placed to transform public services in the corridors of Whitehall nor the boardrooms of Serco.” By James Angel. Guardian. July 3, 2014.

How charities can use Snapchat; Will Barker shares his top tips on how charities can make the most out of new social media platforms like Snapchat: • Candy Crush for change; • Five ways charities use gamification; • Innovative ways of fundraising.” By Will Barker. Guardian. July 3, 2014.

“Rebuilding care services: could social co-operatives be the answer; A democratic ownership model could help improve public trust in social care: • More from our adult social care hub.” By Pat Conaty. Guardian. July 4, 2014.

What happened to those lofty Tory ideals of the big society? It’s not enough to just devolve authority from Whitehall to town halls. Politicians must seek power to give it back to the people.” By Ian Birrell. Guardian. July 4, 2014.

The social care sector must pull together to address the funding crisis; We can’t reduce budgets and expect care to be unaffected – we need to be clear about what is and isn’t good enough support: • Adult social care ‘unsustainable’: responses from the sector.” By Jane Harris. Guardian. July 4, 2014.

How to guarantee social media success for your charity – live Q&A; Join us on Friday 11 July between 12:00 and 1:30pm to discuss the dos and don’ts of social media, how charities can get ahead and how to choose a channel that is right for you: • 10 years on: what role will social media play? • Five social media charity campaigns you need to know about • #BringBackOurGirls: the power of a social media campaign; • Five ways to turn a social media campaign into a movement.” By Michael Allen. Guardian. July 4, 2014.

Food bank Britain: can MPs agree on the causes of poverty in the UK? Reliance on emergency food banks for people in extreme need has exploded in the past four years. A group of MPs want to find a solution – if only they can agree on the cause. Meanwhile, the people who actually run food banks are much less divided.” By Amelia Gentleman. Guardian. July 5, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 30-July 6, 2014)

July 7th, 2014

LAW & PUBLIC POLICY

Opinions: The IRS isn’t the only agency with an e-mail problem.” By Melanie Sloan and Anne Weismann. Washington Post. June 30, 2014.
Related stories:
Darrell Issa, Lois Lerner lawyer escalate IRS conflict.” Politico.com. June 30, 2014.
Rep. Issa and Lois Lerner’s attorney spar over lost IRS emails.” By Benjamin Landy. MSNBC. June 30, 2014.
Technical Difficulties: The Lost Emails of the I.R.S. Point to a Wider Problem.” New York Times. July 1, 2014.
Stop starving the beast of the IRS.” By Catherine Rampell. Washington Post. July 1, 2014.
Capital Journal: Judge Sets Hearing on Group’s Push to Investigate Lost IRS Emails; True the Vote is Suing Agency Over Targeting of Grassroots Conservative Groups.” By John D. McKinnon. Wall Street Journal. July 2, 2014

Religious Business Owners Brace for High Court’s Contraception Ruling; Decision Could Have Immediate Consequences for Affordable Care Act Provision.” By Louise Radnofsky. Wall Street Journal. June 30, 2014.
Related stories:
Hobby Lobby aims for Obamacare win, Christian nation.” Politico.com. June 30, 2014.
Supreme Court To Rule On Hobby Lobby Contraception Case.” Morning Edition/National Public Radio. June 30, 2014.
8 Other Laws That Could Be Ignored Now That Christians Get To Pick And Choose.” Huffington Post. June 30, 2014
Court set to rule on Obamacare contraception mandate.” CNN. June 30, 2014.
Supreme Court Rules In Hobby Lobby Case, Dealing Blow To Birth Control Coverage.” Huffington Post. June 30, 2014.
Supreme Court sides with employers over birth control mandate; Supreme Court sides with Hobby Lobby over birth control mandate; The federal government can’t force owners of closely held for-profit companies to provide birth control to female employees if they object to the requirement on religious grounds, the court said.” Washington Post. June 30, 2014.
Contraception ruling is a symbolic blow to the health care law; Supreme Court sides with Hobby Lobby over birth control mandate; The federal government can’t force owners of closely held for-profit companies to provide birth control to female employees if they object to the requirement on religious grounds, the court said.” Washington Post. June 30, 2014.
Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some Corporations.” New York Times. June 30, 2014.
In Hobby Lobby, Supremes grant religious objection rights to for-profit corporations.” Daily Kos. June 30, 2014.
Supreme Court rules women can be discriminated against in health decisions.” Daily Kos. June 30, 2014.
Supreme Court sides with employers over birth control mandate.” Washington Post. July 1, 2014.
In Hobby Lobby ruling, the Supreme Court uses a ‘fiction’.” Opinion. By Dana Milbank. Washington Post. July 1, 2014.
Sandra Fluke: The Hobby Lobby case is an attack on women; How is birth control different from blood transfusions and vaccines? It’s not.” Washington Post. July 1, 2014.
“Plum Line: The common thread of Supreme Court decisions: You’re on your own.Washington Post. July 1, 2014.
The Post’s View: Congress should narrow the Religious Freedom Restoration Act; Court says employers with religious objections can refuse to pay for contraception.” Editorial. Washington Post. July 1, 2014.
Politics and Policy: Supreme Court Makes Religious Exception to Health-Care Law; High Court Sides With Employers Who Said Providing Contraceptives Violated Their Beliefs.” Wall Street Journal. July 1, 2014.
“Politics and Policy: Hobby Lobby Ruling Raises Question: What Does ‘Closely Held’ Mean? Companies Who Won Supreme Court Contraceptive Case Are Owned, Controlled by Single Family.” Wall Street Journal. July 1, 2014.
Review & Outlook: Religious Liberty Affirmed: If liberals are that upset, they ought to repeal the Religious Freedom Restoration Act they once voted for.” Wall Street Journal. July 1, 2014.
Hobby Lobby case: What birth control is affected? USA Today. July 1, 2014.
Clinton: Supreme Court contraception ruling ‘deeply disturbing’.” USA Today. July 1, 2014.
Hobby Lobby decision creates a minefield: Our view.” Editorial. USA Today. July 1, 2014.
Justices uphold religious freedom: Opposing view.” Op-ed. USA Today. July 1, 2014.
Politics, culture, ideology and sex, not necessarily in that order: Alito’s ‘Hobby Lobby’ Opinion Is Dangerous and Discriminatory.” Nation. July 1, 2014.
Review & Outlook: Religious Liberty Affirmed: If liberals are that upset, they ought to repeal the Religious Freedom Restoration Act they once voted for.” Wall Street Journal. July 1, 2014.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Writes Scathing 35-Page Dissent In Birth Control Case.” Huffington Post. July 1, 2014.
Samuel Alito’s Moment: Alito is staking out ground as a successor or rival to Justice Antonin Scalia.” Politico.com. July 1, 2014.
Hobby Lobby decision: 5 takeaways; Justice Alito marshaled the court’s GOP appointees to rule for the devout employers.” Politico.com. July 1, 2014.
Practical and legal hurdles remain in contraception fight; On Capitol Hill, Senate Democrats pledged to restore the coverage.” Politico.com. July 1, 2014.
Democrats: Hobby Lobby ruling could boost 2014 hopes; Colorado Sen. Mark Udall’s race could prove the Democrats’ clearest test this year.” Politico.com. July 1, 2014.
High Court Allows Some Companies To Opt Out Of Contraceptives Mandate.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. July 1, 2014.
A View On High Court’s Ruling, From A Hobby Lobby Grand Opening.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. July 1, 2014.
By motivating women, Hobby Lobby ruling could be a boon for Dems.” MSNBC. July 1, 2014.
The Hobby Lobby decision isn’t narrow.” MSNBC. July 1, 2014.
The craziest thing about the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.” Los Angeles Times. July 1, 2014.
Hobby Lobby ruling: Bad for women’s rights, bad for the Religious Freedom Restoration Act; Supporters cheer the 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of Hobby Lobby, the craft store chain that challenged the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that employee health plans include contraceptive coverage.” Editorial. Los Angeles Times. July 1, 2014.
Court rulings: It’s GOP v. Democrats.” Opinion. By Jeffrey Toobin. CNN. July 1, 2014.
Hobby Lobby and Obamacare; Aborted, once more.” Economist. July 1, 2014.
5 questions from the big ruling on Obamacare and contraception; Supreme Court in favor of Hobby Lobby.” CNN. July 1, 2014.
Hobby Lobby: Court boosts corporations again.” BBC News. July 1, 2014.
Hobby Lobby case: Court curbs contraception mandate.” BBC News. July 1, 2014.
Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some Corporations Justices Rule in Favor of Hobby Lobby.” New York Times. July 1, 2014.
A Ruling That Both Sides Can Run With; Hobby Lobby Decision Highlights Parties’ Divide.” New York Times. July 1, 2014.
What’s next in the Hobby Lobby fight, and how to win it.” Daily Kos. July 1, 2014.
More Cases on Religion Await, With Eye on Opinion by Alito.” New York Times. July 1, 2014.
Hobby Lobby Made Fight a Matter of Christian Principle.” New York Times. July 1, 2014.
Limiting Rights: Imposing Religion on Workers.” Editorial. New York Times. July 1, 2014.
Supreme Court says employers with religious objections can refuse to pay for contraception.” Washington Post. July 1, 2014.
How Hobby Lobby could make it harder for the Kochs and George Soros to fund campaigns; Samuel Alito’s decision challenges the reasoning of Citizens United.” Washington Post. July 2, 2014.
She The People: How Justice Ginsburg’s Hobby Lobby dissent helps shape the debate about reproductive vs. religious rights.” Washington Post. July 2, 2014.
Hobby Lobby Is Only the Beginning.” Op-ed. By Paul Horwitz. New York Times. July 2, 2014.
14 More Companies That Likely Will Deny Employees Birth Control.” Huffington Post. July 2, 2014.
Christians Call Out Hobby Lobby For Hypocrisy.” Huffington Post. July 2, 2014.
Hobby Lobby Ruling Raises A Question: How To Define ‘Closely Held’?” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. July 2, 2014.
As Recess Settles In, A Reflection On Supreme Court’s Big Rulings.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. July 2, 2014.
Activists gather outside the Supreme Court building Monday morning in Washington.” MSNBC. July 2, 2014.
Gay rights groups wary of Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling; Activists rally in front of the Supreme Court before the Hobby Lobby ruling.” Los Angeles Times. July 2, 2014.
Review & Outlook: The Political Ginsburg; The Justice’s dissent in Hobby Lobby isn’t a judicial opinion.” Wall Street Journal. July 2, 2014.
Supreme Court reveals its class bias.” Opinion. By E.J. Dionne Jr. Washington Post. July 2, 2014.
Democracy in America: The Hobby Lobby ruling Disingenuous.” Economist. July 2, 2014
Doctors, nurses condemn Hobby Lobby ruling, call for immediate action.” Daily Kos. July 2, 2014.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Was Right, and We Already Have Proof.Nation. July 2, 2014.
Where Will the Slippery Slope of ‘Hobby Lobby’ End? There’s no telling how far religious
Will Hobby Lobby open the religious exemption floodgates?” MSNBC. July 3, 2014.
Birth Control Order Deepens Divide Among Justices.” New York Times. July 4, 2014.
Taking on Hobby Lobby After Turning Away From a Religious Past.New York Times. July 5, 2014.
Hobby Lobby demonstrates that RFRA violates the establishment clause.” Daiy Kos. July 6, 2014.
Hobby Lobby: SCOTUS reserves right to establish state religion of its choice.” Daily Kos. July 6, 2014.

Corporations Are People, And They Have More Rights Than You.” By Adam Winkler. Huffington Post. June 30, 2014.

Supreme Court: Partial Public Employees Can’t Be Required To Contribute To Unions.” Huffington Post/Associated Press. June 30, 2014.
Related stories:
Supreme Court: Home health-care workers can’t be required to pay union fees.” Huffington Post. June 30, 2014.
Supreme Court Ruling Allows Some Public Workers to Opt Out of Union Fees.” New York Times. June 30, 2014.
“Unions duck biggest threat from Supreme Court case — for now.” Washington Post. July 1, 2014.
High court ruling is all about gutting unions.” CNN. July 1, 2014.
Supreme Court: Home health-care workers can’t be required to pay union fees.” Washington Post. July 1, 2014.
Politics and Policy: Justices Rule Certain Workers Can’t Be Forced to Pay Union Fees; Supreme Court Rejects Mandatory Fees for Illinois Home-Based Care Workers.” Wall Street Journal. July 1, 2014.
Court Allows Unions to Keep Collecting Dues From Workers They Represent—for Now.” Nation. July 1, 2014.
Exploring the world of work, from the border to the barricades; Supreme Court Ruling in ‘Harris v. Quinn’ Will Undermine Gains Made by Low-Wage Home Healthcare Workers.” Nation. July 1, 2014.

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“5 Political Operatives Just Hammered Women And Workers.” Huffington Post. July 1, 2014.
Supreme Court Deals A Blow To Unions, But It’s Not Quite Mortal.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. July 1, 2014.
Supreme Court ruling spares most unions, but only temporarily.” MSNBC. July 1,, 2014.
Supreme Court Rules Disadvantaged Workers Should Be Disadvantaged Some More; The decision in Harris v. Quinn—written by the Court’s leading union-hater, Justice Samuel Alito—appears designed to cripple unions by creating incentives for “free riders.” American Prospect. July 1, 2014.
Ruling Against Union Fees Contains Damage to Labor.” New York Times. July 1, 2014.
Public-unions-meet-the-conservative-guillotine.” Daily Kos. July 2, 2014.

I.R.S. Comissioner John Koskinen, on Hot Seat, Has History of Bureaucratic Rescue Jobs.” By Alan Rappeport. New York Times. July 2, 2014.
Related Story:
New IRS Chief John Koskien: ‘I Enjoy A Crisis’.” Morning Edition/National Public Radio. July 6, 2014.

Advocacy Group Sues 4 Universities in Challenge to Policies It Says Curb Free Speech.” By Jennifer Medina. New York Times. July 2, 2014.
Related story:
Students challenge free-speech rules on college campuses.” Los Angeles Times. July 2, 2014.
Editorial Free speech: Isn’t that what college is supposed to be about?” Editorial. Los Angeles Times. July 3, 2014.

ctivists for tougher campaign finance laws arrested at Capitol; Activists with 99Rise show support for a bill calling for a constitutional amendment limiting corporate campaign funding during the Assembly session Monday.” By Patrick McGreevy. Los Angeles Times. July 3, 2014.

15 Major Decisions This Year From a Partisan Supreme Court; From here on out, nominees from either party will be utterly predictable, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.” By Paul Waldman. American Prospect. July 1, 2014.
Related story:
SCOTUS: ‘The wind is blowing in a conservative direction’: With Congress useless, it’s now Obama vs. SCOTUS.” Daily Kos. July 4, 2014.

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“Supreme Court rulings to reverberate in midterm elections this fall.” Washington Post. July 6, 2014.

Supreme Court Grants Evangelical College Plea On Contraception Rule.” By Mark Sherman. Huffington Post. July 3, 2014.
Related story:
High court blocks contraception mandate for Christian college; Justices say the school does not have to fill out a contested form while it is on appeal.” Politico.com. July 3, 2014.
Supreme Court sides with Christian college in birth control case.” Washington Post. July 4, 2014.
Justices let Christian college avoid contraception rule.” USA Today. July 4, 2014.
The Supreme Court’s muddy new ruling on the contraceptive mandate.” Editorial. Los Angeles Times. July 4, 2014.
Supreme Court splits on gender lines in first post-Hobby Lobby case on contraception.” Daily Kos. July 4, 2014.
Politics and Policy: Christian School’s Relief on Contraception Coverage Could Embolden Others; Supreme Court Temporary Order Gives Wheaton College a Way Around Compromise Offered by Obama Administration.Wall Street Journal. July 4, 2014.

NY postpones provision in charities oversight law; The law intended to prohibit employees of New York charities from serving as chairmen of their boards of directors will be effective Jan. 1, 2016.” Crain’s New York Business/Associated Press. July 4, 2014.

Religious exemption to hiring rule urged; Bias on sexual orientation at issue’ Gordon College leader joins request.” By Evan Allen. Boston Globe. July 4, 2014.

The Real Internal Revenue Scandal.” Editorial. New York Times. July 6, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 30-July 6, 2014)

July 7th, 2014

LEISURE & RECREATION

Donors help cities reignite Fourth of July fireworks.” By Rachel Chason and Paulina Firozi. USA Today. July 2, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 30-July 6, 2014)

July 7th, 2014

MEDIA

New NPR Chief, Jarl Mohn, Vows to Foster Diversity.” By Elizabeth Jensen. New York Times. June 30, 2014.

From Hobby Lobby to Climate Change: How the Media Enables the Right Wing’s Politicization of Science.” By Eric Alterman and Reed Richardson. Nation. July 3, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 30-July 6, 2014)

July 7th, 2014

MUTUAL BENEFIT ORGANIZATIONS

New Haven Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter has 50-year history of serving the community.” By Rachel Chinapen. New Haven Register. June 30, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 30-July 6, 2014)

July 7th, 2014

PHILANTHROPY

Donor of the Day: Seeds Are Planted at Baruch; Amy Hagedorn Gives $1 Million to Baruch’s School of Public Affairs.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. June 30, 2014.

Ford Foundation exec develops young minds; As vice president of the Education, Creativity and Free Expression program, Hilary Pennington invests in education.” By Theresa Agovino. Crain’s New York Business. July 4, 2014.

Your Money: Learning Young the Gift of Helping Others.” By Paul Sullivan. New York Times. July 5, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 30-July 6, 2014)

July 7th, 2014

RELIGION

Book Review: ‘The Age of Evangelicalism’ by Steven P. Miller; The ‘religious right’ was merely the political aspect of a much larger cultural moment that may now be drawing to a close.” By Barton Swaim. Wall Street Journal. July 5, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 30-July 6, 2014)

July 7th, 2014

SCANDAL

‘Misleading’ Fundraising for Veterans; Attorney General Reaches Accord With Firm Working for Veterans’ Group.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. July 1, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 30-July 6, 2014)

July 7th, 2014

TECHNOLOGY

The new 501(c)(3) and the future of free software in the United States.” Gnome,org. June 30, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 30-July 6, 2014)

July 7th, 2014

YOUTH-SERVING ORGANIZATIONS

With Rainbow Neckerchiefs, Celebrating Pride and Progress at Parade; Boy Scouts Make Provocative Statement at Gay Pride Parade.” By Vivian Yee. New York Times. June 30, 2014.