Churches Divest from Companies Feeding Violence By: Vinoth Ramachandra If the U.S. and its European allies can't be pressured to defend Palestinian civilians, to whom should we turn? Some churches have divested from Western businesses that supply Israel's military machine.
Goodwill Global Baptists Pivot to Africa By: Robert Parham The Baptist World Alliance pivoted to Sub-Saharan Africa at its annual gathering in Turkey, with the election of a new president from Africa and plans for the 2015 World Baptist Congress in South Africa. Robert Parham
Christian University in Ukraine Forced to Evacuate By: EBF Staff Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine have forced a Christian university to evacuate its buildings and have taken over the campus. Thousands have been fleeing the Ukrainian city daily. EBF Staff
Islamic State Forces Christians Out of Iraqi City By: Paul Hobson For the first time, Mosul, a city in northern Iraq, has no Christians living there. Islamic State, a jihadist group, told all remaining Christians to leave the city by July 19 or be executed. Paul Hobson
Aundreia Alexander, national coordinator for refugee resettlement and immigration services at American Baptist Churches USA, highlights biblical stories about migrants and sojourners -- and why advocacy for immigrants and refugees matters today. Footage shot by Brian Kaylor, contributing editor to EthicsDaily.com, at the 2014 Baptist World Alliance gathering in Izmir, Turkey. Get more information at bwanet.org and abhms.org/home_missionaries_list_detail.cfm?DID=55706.