The Newest Workplace Fad? Ritual Consultants

First, there were the management consultants. Then came the diversity consultants. Now, some enterprising graduates of divinity schools have found a way to sell their talents, or at least their credentials, to corporations. Nellie Bowles reports on these “divinity consultants,” who have discovered that the coronavirus epidemic has created a market for their services:

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By Restoring Funding to UNRWA, the U.S. Is Ensuring That the Israel-Palestinian Conflict Continues

Last week, the White House announced its plan to resume funding of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)—which had ceased in 2018—to the tune of $150 million per year. UNRWA, unlike the UN organization that cares for refugees from every other conflict the world over, does not seek to resettle its charges or to integrate them into the countries where they live, but instead keeps them and their descendants refugees in perpetuity. While the administration justified its decision as “a means to advance a negotiated two-state solution,” Einat Wilf argues that it will do nothing of the sort:

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More about: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Two-State Solution, U.S. Foreign policy, UNRWA