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    BEIRUT (CNS) -- When Samar Shalhoub and some friends wanted to better protect children in Lebanon from abuse and violence, they turned their dream into a nonprofit organization. They registered with the government and got to work holding workshops on ...

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Despite successes, Older Americans Act faces uncertain future in Congress


GTON (CNS) -- The Older Americans Act, under which millions of Americans have enjoyed services in nutrition, health and employment, turned 50 on July 14 with little fanfare.

The programs funded under the act -- such as Meals on Wheels, senior centers, health screenings, adult day care, respite services, transportation services, elder abuse prevention and a long-term care ombudsman program -- have become a part of the everyday lives of millions of seniors.

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CRS strengthens civil society groups in fractured Lebanon


BEIRUT (CNS) -- When Samar Shalhoub and some friends wanted to better protect children in Lebanon from abuse and violence, they turned their dream into a nonprofit organization. They registered with the government and got to work holding workshops on bullying and ways that children could protect themselves against abduction, sexual abuse and violence. But, Shalhoub readily admits, they knew little about how to organize their organization.

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Overtime, overhauls and the ordinary: 2013 goes down in Vatican history


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When the Vatican publishes its annual report detailing its activities and operations, the 1,400-page volume is filled with references to the every day and the exceptional. Each Vatican congregation, council, office and organization creates a summary of its ongoing projects, original publications, new equipment and technology, and major renovations in the "Attivita della Santa Sede" ("The Activity of the Holy See").

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