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Friday, August 1, 2014
Prayer, Action Needed in Response to Ebola Virus Outbreak
Prayer, Action Needed in Response to Ebola Virus Outbreak
By: Robert Parham
The spreading epidemic of the Ebola virus challenges houses of faith to pray for West Africa and governments to act. Will we turn away from those in need or be moved to action?
Global Religious Persecution and Displacement High in 2013
Global Religious Persecution and Displacement High in 2013
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Displacement of religious communities reached record heights in 2013. Persecution, violence and imprisonment impacted numerous religious traditions, a new report says.
Churches Divest from Companies Feeding Violence
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.
Ruminations from Three Days in Rural Alabama, Mississippi
Ruminations from Three Days in Rural Alabama, Mississippi
By: Robert Parham
The cultural narrative that building prisons builds up the local economy doesn't appear to apply to Alabama's Pickens County. That's just one finding uncovered during a trip to the South.
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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.



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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.



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.



Faith Leaders Call for Compassion Toward Undocumented Children
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Faith leaders are calling their followers to be compassionate toward the undocumented children crossing in large numbers into the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.



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Aundreia Alexander Turkey BWA 2014 Interview
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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.
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