GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

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Consult the pages below for news about international affairs in the region and the activities of the organizations, businesses, people, and communities that contribute to the global character of Philadelphia.  

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By Sarah Sharp All of the services that Broad Street Ministry (BSM) offers to hundreds of guests, whether it's a to-go meal, mail pickup, or clothing, shows us how we can work together to help each other here in Philadelphia.  We know that.  Yet, actually, BSM also offers us a mirror to reflect people who live on the margins all over our nation and globally.  In fact, BSM helps us to imagine global care that makes us guests of each other.  
February 15, 2021
Ticket sales are now live for Faith and Liberty Discovery Center, a $60-million attraction opening May 1 on Philadelphia's Independence Mall. Designed to highlight the relationship between faith and freedom in America from the country's founding through today, the Center will deliver an immersive, personal, and highly interactive experience facilitated by technology never before used in the museum environment.
February 15, 2021
Today the West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution announced the Reopen and Recover Grant Program was officially launched to help small businesses in West Philadelphia.  The West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative is coordinating the program on eligible commercial corridors.  Eligible businesses can apply for an up to $10,000.00 grant to pay for physical improvements, marketing, past-due expenses and bills, and inventory.  The program opens today (February 12th) and will close on February 26th.
February 15, 2021
Here are some highlights to add to your calendar this February. by ISAAC LEE Get our weekly picks of what to do this weekend and the latest on Philly's arts and entertainment scene.
February 12, 2021
By NNEKA M. OKONA Lonely Planet Writer
February 8, 2021
The Preservation Alliance’s magazine Extant debuted in Winter 2015. Published three times a year in collaboration with Hidden City Philadelphia, the magazine is distributed free to members and supporters. Click the cover below to read online.
February 7, 2021
Philadelphia is a city that has always shined brightly under the lights of an international stage, from the visiting Pope Francis to housing the Biden campaign, and even hosting the NFL Draft. Bright lights,diverse culture, an entire street filled with international flags flying proudly throughout the city, Philadelphia is a beacon for a world presence. 
February 5, 2021
The confidently handsome post-Civil War rowhouses on the 1500 block of Christian Street are reminders of the upper middle-class Philadelphians who built and lived in them.  While unostentatious in style, what was nicknamed “Doctors’ Row” has an extraordinary history: its late nineteenth and early twentieth century residents were among the leaders of Black Philadelphia. 
February 3, 2021
Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) is painting 17 Murals In neighborhoods across Philadelphia, in partnership with Mural Arts, area academic institutions and corporate sponsors to benefit Delaware Valley non-profit organizations.  Murals will reflect each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 
February 2, 2021
Shaily Menon believes in the power of universities engaging with local communities. Soon after arriving at Saint Joseph’s University, Menon reached out to connect with community partners in Philadelphia. One such partner was Campus Philly, with whom the university is collaborating on many initiatives and on whose board Menon serves. 
February 2, 2021