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Life Matters Journal Inc

We believe that every human being has the right to live free from aggressive violence.

aka Rehumanize International   |   PITTSBURGH, PA   |  www.rehumanizeintl.org
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Life Matters Journal Inc

EIN: 45-5151491


Mission

Rehumanize International works to bring about a culture of peace and life, and in so doing, to bring an end to all forms of aggressive violence through education, discourse, and action. We want to ensure that each human being's life is respected, valued, and protected. We oppose all forms of aggressive violence, including but not limited to: abortion, unjust war, capital punishment, euthanasia, torture, embryonic stem cell research, assisted suicide, abuse, human trafficking, police brutality. We are non-sectarian, non-partisan, and committed to building relationships between groups.

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Herb Geraghty

Main address

309 Smithfield Street STE 210

PITTSBURGH, PA 15222 USA

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EIN

45-5151491

Subject area info

Publishing

Human rights

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

Printing, Publishing (A33)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Consistent Life Ethic is the belief that all human beings, by virtue of their humanity, deserve to live free from all aggressive violence, from conception to natural death. The Consistent Life Ethic is the ethos behind our human rights work. It asserts that our value as human beings is intrinsic — rather than being affected by extrinsic factors such as ability, level of development, dependence, guilt, or anything else. Consequently, as adherents to the Consistent Life Ethic, we oppose all acts of aggressive violence against humans because any act of aggressive violence functions as a form of lethal discrimination and undermines our equality. Human rights are built upon the solid, unchangeable foundation of our shared humanity. Our commitment to nonviolence requires that we be active, engaged, and dedicated to bringing an end to all forms of violence in our communities both local and international.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Publications: Life Matters Journal Blog, Print Journal, and White Papers

Life Matters Journal free-to-read magazine focused on sharing the Consistent Life Ethic and exploring CLE analysis on current events, as well as human-centered essays, poetry, prose, and more to spread the message of human dignity. In addition to a bimonthly print edition, our articles are published online. We also publish longer white papers on topics related to human dignity and nonviolence, and have published one book on living the consistent life ethic.

Population(s) Served
Adults

An annual conference focused on providing a forum for speakers and an educational opportunity for the consistent life ethic community.

Population(s) Served

Conducted nationwide grassroots outreach campaign to educate people on the Consistent Life Ethic, including hosting events, speaking at conferences, and publishing social media posts, podcasts, and videos about it.

Population(s) Served

Developing a network of groups across the United States and, eventually, internationally to carry out the work of Rehumanize at a local level. Being a Rehumanize chapter or affiliate group will provide groups the network and resources to help build a culture of life in their region, making their ideals and commitment to ending all instances of violence against human beings concrete.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

World Beyond War Affiliate 2022

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To build a culture of peace and life, we must build a world that upholds the inherent dignity of each and every human being. It means upending political paradigms and refusing to participate in the dehumanizing culture war. After all, we need everyone on board if we hope to eliminate even one form of aggressive violence. This non-partisan, non-sectarian approach to human rights allows us to connect with people of all backgrounds, to build bridges, and to walk side-by-side for life, peace, and justice.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

Life Matters Journal Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Life Matters Journal Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Herb Geraghty

Herb first joined the Rehumanize team back in 2016 as a summer intern while studying rhetoric and politics at the University of Pittsburgh and has been working in some capacity for the organization since then. When our founder stepped down in 2020, the Board of Directors chose Herb to fill the role of Executive Director. Throughout the years, Herb’s unique position as a politically independent pro-life atheist has broken down barriers to reach demographics often untapped by the mainstream pro-life movement. Similarly, Herb’s common ground on the abortion issue with many folks on the political right has enabled productive outreach on the issues of war, torture, and the death penalty. Herb is a passionate and engaging advocate for the Consistent Life Ethic who has a passion for building bridges and finding common ground with people across the political spectrum to call everyone to a greater consistency in the fight for human rights.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Krista Corbello

Beth Fox

Phil Eddy

Andrew Kirchoff

Emeliano Vera

Reynaldo Guevara

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/21/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/21/2022

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.