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Global Baptists: Barriers to Church Engagement on Environment
Global Baptists: Barriers to Church Engagement on Environment

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Baptists leaders from Europe and the United States recently discussed barriers to church engagement on the environment in an online conversation moderated by EthicsDaily.com.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Timothy Olagbemiro
Profiles in Goodwill: Timothy Olagbemiro

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Timothy Olagbemiro is a professor and pioneer vice chancellor of Edwin Clark University in Nigeria and served previously as vice chancellor of Bowen University, the largest Baptist university in Nigeria.

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Global Religious Restrictions Rise in 2015
Global Religious Restrictions Rise in 2015

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Reversing a three-year trend, religious restrictions and social hostility toward religion worldwide increased slightly in 2015. Use of force by government entities against religious groups also increased in 2015.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Stuart Blythe
Profiles In Goodwill: Stuart Blythe

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Stuart Blythe is the rector of International Baptist Theological Study Centre in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

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Muslim Childbirths to Outpace Christian Births by 2035
Muslim Childbirths to Outpace Christian Births by 2035

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Muslim women giving birth to children is expected to surpass the number of Christian women giving birth to children by 2035, according to newly released Pew Research Center projections.

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Bible Usage Highest Among Boomers, Gen-Xers
Bible Usage Highest Among Boomers, Gen-Xers

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Boomers and Gen-Xers are keeping the Bible's place in U.S. life alive, with 39 percent and 34 percent respectively reading the Bible at least four times a week. Only 17 percent of Millennials affirmed this view.

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25 Forms of Human Trafficking Taking Place in U.S.
25 Forms of Human Trafficking Taking Place in U.S.

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Twenty-five types of human trafficking currently take place in the U.S., a nonprofit group says. Its new report offers profiles of traffickers and victims, recruitment tactics and methods of victim control for each.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Bill Brown
Profiles in Goodwill: Bill Brown

By: Bill Brown
Bill Brown is senior pastor of Syndal Baptist Church and national chair of Australian Baptist Ministries.

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1 in 4 Children Will Have Difficulty Accessing Clean Water
1 in 4 Children Will Have Difficulty Accessing Clean Water

By: EthicsDaily Staff
An estimated 600 million children - that's one in four - will struggle to access potable water by 2040 if current trends continue, a UNICEF report says. Thirty-six nations currently struggle with sufficient access to clean water.

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Adults Who Love Jesus But Not Church Mostly White, Women
Adults Who Love Jesus But Not Church Mostly White, Women

By: EthicsDaily Staff
U.S. adults who say they "love Jesus but not the church" represent a growing percentage of the population, the Barna Group says. Nearly two-thirds are female and white.

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Church Resource for Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month
Church Resource for Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A new series will appear on EthicsDaily.com in April 2017 aimed at further informing readers about genocide by focusing on a few manifestations since 1900: Bosnia, Darfur, Nigeria, Rwanda and the Holocaust.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Michael Parnell
Profiles in Goodwill: Michael Parnell

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Michael Parnell is pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He reviews movies on EthicsDaily.com.

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Podcast: U.S. Prison Population, Crime Rates Declining
Podcast: U.S. Prison Population, Crime Rates Declining

By: EthicsDaily Staff
More than 30 U.S. states have seen reductions in the overall prison population and crime rates because of criminal justice reforms, according to a recent podcast.

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Profiles in Goodwill: David Coffey
Profiles in Goodwill: David Coffey

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Born in Purley, South London, David Coffey is global ambassador for BMS World Mission and past president of the Baptist World Alliance.

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EthicsDaily.com's 2016 Baptists of the Year Honored
EthicsDaily.com's 2016 Baptists of the Year Honored

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Bill and Audrey Cowley, retired Southern Baptist missionaries, were honored as EthicsDaily.com's Baptists of the Year for 2016 at a recent dinner held in their honor.

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BCE Board: Organization Needed Now More Than Ever
BCE Board: Organization Needed Now More Than Ever

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Robert Parham's life and witness inspired us all to join him in the work of challenging people of faith to advance the common good. We look forward to strengthening and building upon this legacy.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Sandra Wisdom-Martin
Profiles in Goodwill: Sandra Wisdom-Martin

By: EthicsDaily Staff
With roots in southern Illinois, Sandra Wisdom-Martin is executive director / treasurer of the national Woman's Missionary Union.

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In Memoriam: Friends, Colleagues Remember Robert Parham
In Memoriam: Friends, Colleagues Remember Robert Parham

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Friends and colleagues of Robert Parham, founder and executive director of Baptist Center for Ethics, who died March 5, share their reflections on Parham's life, work, legacy and friendship.

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Men Hold Most Clergy Roles; Women Other Religious Positions
Men Hold Most Clergy Roles; Women Other Religious Positions

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Less than a quarter of U.S. clergy positions were held by women in 2016, but they filled more than half of religious activities and education director positions and nearly two-thirds of all other religious worker roles.

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'Coyotes' Aid, Exploit Undocumented Immigrants
'Coyotes' Aid, Exploit Undocumented Immigrants

By: EthicsDaily Staff
'Coyotes' - the most widely used term for those who smuggle undocumented immigrants across the U.S.-Mexico border - both aid and exploit undocumented immigrants.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Edward Dima
Profiles in Goodwill: Edward Dima

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Edward Dima is senior pastor of a Baptist church in South Sudan, president of the Baptist Convention of South Sudan and a church planter for the Kajo-Keji Baptist Region.

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Average Age of U.S. Protestant Pastors Trending Upward
Average Age of U.S. Protestant Pastors Trending Upward

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The average age of U.S. pastors is trending upward, moving from 44 years old in 1992 to 54 in 2017, says a new study released by Barna Group and Pepperdine University.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Yohanna Katanacho
Profiles in Goodwill: Yohanna Katanacho

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Yohanna Katanacho is the academic dean at Nazareth Evangelical College and professor of biblical studies at Bethlehem Bible College.

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South Sudan Faith Leaders Address U.N. Famine Declaration
South Sudan Faith Leaders Address U.N. Famine Declaration

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Baptist and Catholic leaders have addressed the United Nations' Feb. 20 formal declaration of famine in South Sudan, noting government complicity in the crises plaguing the African nation.

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UN: Despite Gains, Eradicating Poverty, Hunger Still Illusive
UN: Despite Gains, Eradicating Poverty, Hunger Still Illusive

By: EthicsDaily Staff
While millions still live in extreme poverty and billions remain malnourished, population increases, conflicts and climate change threaten natural resources and food security.

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Pope: Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate Refugees
Pope: Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate Refugees

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Pope Francis stressed that addressing the global refugee crisis requires an urgent, coordinated response based on four verbs: welcome, protect, promote and integrate.

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Profiles in Goodwill: David George
Profiles in Goodwill: David George

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Growing up in Alabama, David George is president of the Woman's Missionary Union Foundation.

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Positive Views Up for All Religious Groups, Save One
Positive Views Up for All Religious Groups, Save One

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Positive views among U.S. adults toward nearly all religious groups increased over the last three years, according to the Pew Research Center. Only evangelical Christians remained stable at 61 percent.

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Baptists Minister to Refugees Amid South Sudan Conflict
Baptists Minister to Refugees Amid South Sudan Conflict

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Amid increasing violence in South Sudan, Baptists in this African nation are ministering to refugees and internally displaced persons. The country is the world's third largest refugee crisis but receives far less attention.

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U.S. Refugee Resettlement: How It Works, What It Costs
U.S. Refugee Resettlement: How It Works, What It Costs

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The U.S. refugee vetting and resettlement process is lengthy, complex and not widely understood. Here's an explanation of the process that refugees must go through to enter the U.S.

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 Profiles in Goodwill: Barrett Owen
Profiles in Goodwill: Barrett Owen

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Barrett Owen is senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Waynesboro, Virginia, and a Baptist Center for Ethics board member.

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Record Number of Calls to U.S. Trafficking Hotlines in 2016
Record Number of Calls to U.S. Trafficking Hotlines in 2016

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Human trafficking is a growing problem, based on calls and texts to U.S. trafficking hotlines. Total calls and texts have more than doubled in the last four years; sex trafficking represented three-fourths of all contacts.

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Perceived Threat of Refugees to U.S. Security Declines
Perceived Threat of Refugees to U.S. Security Declines

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The number of U.S. adults who perceive refugees as a threat to U.S. security declined by 9 percent over 10 months, the Pew Research Center said, to 46 percent in January 2017 from 55 percent in April 2016.

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Role of Faith-Based Homelessness Initiatives Often Overlooked
Role of Faith-Based Homelessness Initiatives Often Overlooked

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Faith-based groups play a significant but often overlooked role in addressing U.S. homelessness, a new report says. And the impact of these groups is likely greater than the report indicates, an expert says.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Don Gordon
Profiles in Goodwill: Don Gordon

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Don Gordon is senior pastor of Ardmore Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a Baptist Center for Ethics board member.

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Catholic, Evangelical, Mainline Protestant Leaders Endorse BRIDGE Act
Catholic, Evangelical, Mainline Protestant Leaders Endorse BRIDGE Act

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Many Christian groups are supporting a bipartisan bill that safeguards from deportation undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

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Faith-Based Groups Central to U.S. Refugee Resettlement
Faith-Based Groups Central to U.S. Refugee Resettlement

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The U.S. State Department assigns refugees admitted to the U.S. to one of nine organizations that assist them in the resettlement process. Six are faith-based organizations.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Candy Phillips
Profiles in Goodwill: Candy Phillips

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Raised in United Methodist churches before becoming a Baptist, Candy Phillips is the retired executive director-treasurer of Tennessee Woman's Missionary Union and a Baptist Center for Ethics board member.

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Human Trafficking an Everyday Problem, Super Bowl City Says
Human Trafficking an Everyday Problem, Super Bowl City Says

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Houston has been referred to as "the hub" of human trafficking in the U.S. The city fights human trafficking because it is an everyday problem, not just one limited to the annual Super Bowl, a mayoral spokesman said.

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Texas Lawmakers Unite on Human Trafficking
Texas Lawmakers Unite on Human Trafficking

By: EthicsDaily Staff
In a nationwide polarized political climate, Texas lawmakers have found an issue around which they can unite: putting an end to human trafficking. An estimated 313,000 people in Texas are trafficking victims.

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Increased Bible Reading a Consistent New Year's Resolution
Increased Bible Reading a Consistent New Year's Resolution

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The percentage of U.S. adults who would like to read their Bible more has been consistent for the last five years - moving from 60 percent (2012) to 62 percent (2014) to 61 percent (2016), the Barna Group says.

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Favorable Views of Pope Francis Remain High in U.S.
Favorable Views of Pope Francis Remain High in U.S.

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A majority of U.S. adults across all categories continue to view Pope Francis favorably. Since his election, the pope's favorability rating has increased to 70 percent this month, a 13-percent upward trend since March 2013.

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Nigerian Christian Leaders Called for Day of Mourning; Islamic Leaders Condemn Attacks
Nigerian Christian Leaders Called for Day of Mourning; Islamic Leaders Condemn Attacks

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Following attacks killing hundreds of Nigerian Christians, the nation's Christian leaders called for prayer and Islamic leaders condemned the attacks.

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EthicsDaily.com: 2016 in Review
EthicsDaily.com: 2016 in Review

By: EthicsDaily Staff
498 columns. 139 contributors. 125 news articles. These are a few snapshots of EthicsDaily.com's 2016 initiatives, providing a global perspective from goodwill people of faith on engaging pressing issues facing the world.

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Diverse Audience Views, Orders, Praises
Diverse Audience Views, Orders, Praises "The Disturbances"

By; EthicsDaily Staff
"The Disturbances" has been screened in a diverse group of churches and educational institutions since its September 2016 release. More screenings are planned for 2017.

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U.S. Homelessness Declines; Emergency Food Requests Up
U.S. Homelessness Declines; Emergency Food Requests Up

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Emergency food requests increased in 2016, even as overall homelessness rates continued to decline, a new report said. The leading reasons for the increase? Low wages and high housing costs.

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Education 'an Essential Lifeline' for Children in Conflict Zones
Education 'an Essential Lifeline' for Children in Conflict Zones

By: EthicsDaily Staff
With tens of millions of displaced children in need of education, churches and faith-based organizations in Lebanon have ministered to the needs of displaced persons since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011.

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'Little Public Safety Rationale' for Incarcerating 39 Percent of Inmates
'Little Public Safety Rationale' for Incarcerating 39 Percent of Inmates

By: EthicsDaily Staff
There is "little public safety rationale" for imprisoning more than a half-million U.S. inmates, more than a third of the prison population, a report says.

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Name That Baptist
Name That Baptist

Play "Name That Baptist," a game created by EthicsDaily.com staff for its 25th anniversary celebration in 2016. The game offers a playful review of Baptist Center for Ethics' quarter century of work by highlighting global Baptist leaders who have collaborated to help advance the common good.

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European Churches' Project Addresses Media Portrayal of Migrants
European Churches' Project Addresses Media Portrayal of Migrants

By: EthicsDaily Staff
European churches are assessing media portrayal of refugees, highlighting ways in which media promote refugees' rights to speak on their own behalf and to uphold journalistic practices to challenge disinformation.

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Global Baptists Urged to Observe Human Rights Day
Global Baptists Urged to Observe Human Rights Day

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Human Rights Day will be observed on Dec. 10. The Baptist World Alliance is encouraging its members to participate in the annual observance in their worship services over that weekend.

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Fears that South Sudan Conflict 'Could Evolve into Genocide'
Fears that South Sudan Conflict 'Could Evolve into Genocide'

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The U.S. State Department said South Sudan's ongoing conflict could become genocide in light of recent violence in the Equatoria region. A South Sudanese Baptist pastor said it's a 'dire situation of life and death.'

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Substance Abuse 'A Major Public Health Challenge'
Substance Abuse 'A Major Public Health Challenge'

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Substance abuse is "a major public health challenge," a U.S. surgeon general report said. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy described the situation as "a moral test for America."

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Report: Hunger, Poverty Down; 'Daunting Challenges' Remain
Report: Hunger, Poverty Down; 'Daunting Challenges' Remain

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Although hunger and poverty are being addressed more effectively than any other time in history, daunting challenges - including global conflict and climate change - pose significant barriers to eradicating them.

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Faith Leaders Urge Unity, Civility, Prayer After U.S. Election
Faith Leaders Urge Unity, Civility, Prayer After U.S. Election

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Following a contentious U.S. presidential election, faith leaders from several denominations, including Baptists, issued calls for unity and civility as well as prayers for elected officials.

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Faith-Based Advisory Council's Anti-Poverty Recommendations
Faith-Based Advisory Council's Anti-Poverty Recommendations

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Ending poverty requires coordinated and sustained efforts between government as well as faith-based and community groups and must involve and empower those facing poverty and inequality, an advisory council said.

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U.S. Public Trusts Military, Scientists Over Religious Leaders
U.S. Public Trusts Military, Scientists Over Religious Leaders

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The military and scientists both top the list in a survey about U.S. public trust, while religious leaders lag behind. Few respondents expressed high trust for news media, business leaders and elected officials.

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"The Disturbances" Now Available as E-book

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The companion book to the feature-length documentary film, "The Disturbances," is now available as an e-book, featuring stories and more details that could not be included in the film due to time constraints.

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Report: Majority of People in Extreme Poverty Are Under 17
Report: Majority of People in Extreme Poverty Are Under 17

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A total of 767 million people worldwide in extreme poverty, defined as a household living on less than $1.90 per day per person. And 385 million of them, half of them, are 17 years old or younger.

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Report: Extreme Global Poverty Declines, Inequality Remains High
Report: Extreme Global Poverty Declines, Inequality Remains High

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Decades of progress in reducing extreme global poverty have been hindered by a continued high rate of income inequality, a report found, with steps to promote shared prosperity seeing mixed results.

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U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program Seeks to Balance Welcome, Security
U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program Seeks to Balance Welcome, Security

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Balancing welcome with national security was addressed in a U.S. Senate hearing about the goal of resettling 110,000 refugees in the U.S. in 2017.

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South Sudan Church Leaders Address Abuses, Facilitate Peace
South Sudan Church Leaders Address Abuses, Facilitate Peace

By: EthicsDaily Staff
South Sudan church leaders sent a memorandum to civil and security leaders requesting a meeting to discuss the nation's conflict and refugee crisis.

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Proposed Law Seeks Accountability for Genocide in Iraq, Syria
Proposed Law Seeks Accountability for Genocide in Iraq, Syria

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Legislation proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives would provide relief to victims of genocide in Iraq and Syria and to hold perpetrators, namely the Islamic State, accountable.

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U.S. Catholics' Views of Islam Largely Negative
U.S. Catholics' Views of Islam Largely Negative

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Few U.S. Catholics have positive views of Islam or know a Muslim personally, a Georgetown University report says, with 30 percent holding very or somewhat unfavorable views of Islam.

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Survey: Many Affirm Human-Induced Climate Change
Survey: Many Affirm Human-Induced Climate Change

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Many Americans believe climate change and global warming are due to the effects of human activities. However, based on their varied responses, they're uncertain on the best way to move forward.

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Aiding Strangers More Common Than Charitable Giving, Volunteering
Aiding Strangers More Common Than Charitable Giving, Volunteering

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Global adults are more likely to help a stranger in need than to donate money to charity or volunteer time, a Gallup report found.

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Latino Catholic, Anglo Protestant Death Customs Differ
Latino Catholic, Anglo Protestant Death Customs Differ

By: EthicsDaily Staff
U.S. customs surrounding death and dying are not homogenous, a Baylor University professor says. Latino death practices differ significantly from those of Anglo Protestant families.

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State of the Church: Nones Increase, Christian Affiliation Remains Strong
State of the Church: Nones Increase, Christian Affiliation Remains Strong

By: EthicsDaily Staff
While 73 percent of Americans self-identify as Christians, religiously unaffiliated people now represent 20 percent of the U.S. population.

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U.S. Food Insecurity Down, Still Above Prerecession Levels
U.S. Food Insecurity Down, Still Above Prerecession Levels

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A total of 15.8 million homes, or 12.7 percent of U.S. households, suffered from food insecurity in 2015. That's down from a high point of 14.9 percent in 2011, but still above pre-recession levels.

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Report: Children On Move Among World's Most Vulnerable
Report: Children On Move Among World's Most Vulnerable

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Almost 50 million children worldwide currently are migrants, refugees or internally displaced persons, a UNICEF report says. They make up less than a third of the population but account for half the world's refugees.

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Teens Volunteer Regularly in Church Projects, Poverty Initiatives
Teens Volunteer Regularly in Church Projects, Poverty Initiatives

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A majority of U.S. teens involved in a local church youth ministry volunteer their time at least several times a year. Local church ministries were the most prevalent form of volunteering chosen by teens.

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Baptist, Muslim Leaders Discuss 9/11's Ongoing Impact
Baptist, Muslim Leaders Discuss 9/11's Ongoing Impact

By: EthicsDaily Staff
As the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11 approaches, Baptist and Muslim leaders believe interfaith engagement offers hope for a better future, even as negative rhetoric heightens tension for U.S. Muslims.

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Samford University to Host Two Events on New Documentary
Samford University to Host Two Events on New Documentary

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Samford University will host two events centered around a new film from EthicsDaily.com on the role of missionaries during genocide. Bill and Audrey Cowley, who are featured in the film, will attend both events.

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Report: Women in Jails Fastest Growing Correctional Population
Report: Women in Jails Fastest Growing Correctional Population

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The female population in jails has increased by nearly 1,300 percent since 1970, growing from fewer than 8,000 women in 1970 to nearly 110,000 in 2014, a report found. That increase has an impact on families.

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South Sudan Uses More Child Soldiers; Hope for Peace Dims
South Sudan Uses More Child Soldiers; Hope for Peace Dims

By: EthicsDaily Staff
More than 50,000 people have died in South Sudan's 3-year-old civil war as both sides increasingly rely on recruiting children to fight. An estimated 16,000 children have been recruited in the conflict.

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Majority of U.S. Teens See Bible Reading as Important
Majority of U.S. Teens See Bible Reading as Important

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A majority of U.S. teens hold the Bible in high regard, read it with some regularity and seek to find guidance for daily living in its pages, says research conducted by Barna Group.

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Author: Work Force Adds to Economic, Social Stability
Author: Work Force Adds to Economic, Social Stability

By: EthicsDaily Staff
John Akhile Sr., author of "Unleashed: A New Paradigm of African Trade with the World," talks about the links between poverty, trade and faith in a new two-part online video interview with EthicsDaily.com.

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Most 'Nones' Leave Religion Due to Lack of Belief
Most 'Nones' Leave Religion Due to Lack of Belief

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Nearly four out of five religious 'nones,' or people who are unaffiliated with an organized religion, grew up in religious homes. And almost half of them left religion due to a lack of belief, a new poll says.

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Catholic Bishops Call Attention to Work, Family Issues
Catholic Bishops Call Attention to Work, Family Issues

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Calling attention to widespread poverty facing middle and rural America, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a Labor Day letter focused on the challenges facing U.S. workers and families.

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Pew: Sermon Quality Tops List for Church Shoppers
Pew: Sermon Quality Tops List for Church Shoppers

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The quality of sermons was a factor in choosing a local church for 83 percent of U.S. adults, a survey revealed. Other leading influences were feeling welcomed by clergy and lay leadership and the style of worship service.

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Faith Groups Aid Flood Victims, Stress Long-Term Recovery
Faith Groups Aid Flood Victims, Stress Long-Term Recovery

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Faith groups are providing immediate aid to Louisiana flood victims while emphasizing the region's long-term recovery. The flood killed 13, damaged 61,000 homes and caused more than 100,000 to seek federal relief.

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Premiere Screenings of 'The Disturbances'
Premiere Screenings of 'The Disturbances'

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The premiere screening of the new EthicsDaily.com documentary, "The Disturbances," will be held at Christ Church Nashville on Sept. 8, followed by similar showings in San Antonio.

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Promotion and Practice of Core Values and Ethics Vital
Promotion and Practice of Core Values and Ethics Vital

By: EthicsDaily Staff
How do companies achieve success? When they communicate and demonstrate the importance of their core values and ethics, they are able to attract and retain quality employees, a study says.

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Annual Religious Freedom Report Highlights Restrictive Laws
Annual Religious Freedom Report Highlights Restrictive Laws

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Laws against blasphemy and apostasy violate human rights and can inflame passions related to these matters, according to the latest annual U.S. government report on religious freedom.

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Two-Thirds Hear Social, Political Comments from Clergy
Two-Thirds Hear Social, Political Comments from Clergy

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A strong majority (64 percent) of U.S. citizens who attend religious services regularly have heard clergy speak from the pulpit on at least one of six leading issues, the Pew Research Center says.

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'The Disturbances' DVD and Book Available for Pre-Order
'The Disturbances' DVD and Book Available for Pre-Order

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The DVD and companion book for EthicsDaily.com's documentary, "The Disturbances," are now available for pre-order, with shipment occurring by mid- to late September.

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Premiere Screenings Scheduled for 'The Disturbances'
Premiere Screenings Scheduled for 'The Disturbances'

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Public, premiere screenings of EthicsDaily.com's forthcoming documentary, "The Disturbances," begin in September. Six cities in five states are on the schedule, with several more in the works.

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Churches Receive Majority of Charitable Gifts in U.S.
Churches Receive Majority of Charitable Gifts in U.S.

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The majority of charitable donations in the U.S. are given to churches, a Barna Group analysis says. The most generous cities are located in the South and the Midwest.

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New Film on Missionaries in a Time of Genocide
New Film on Missionaries in a Time of Genocide

By: EthicsDaily Staff
EthicsDaily.com's new feature-length film, "The Disturbances," tells what missionaries did in Nigeria in 1966 during a time of tribal genocide. It is an untold story that is finally getting its due on its 50th anniversary.

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Corrections Spending Has Outpaced Education for Three Decades
Corrections Spending Has Outpaced Education for Three Decades

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Corrections' budgets at the state and local level 'have increased about three times as fast as spending on elementary and secondary education,' a U.S. Department of Education report says.

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Circle of Protection Request Meeting With Clinton, Trump to Discuss Hunger and Poverty
Circle of Protection Request Meeting With Clinton, Trump to Discuss Hunger and Poverty

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Circle of Protection seeks a meeting with both presumptive U.S. presidential nominees to discuss their plans to help the poor and hungry.

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Australian Baptist Leader's Long-Term, Healthy Ministry Tips
Australian Baptist Leader's Long-Term, Healthy Ministry Tips

By: EthicsDaily Staff
How does a pastor 'stay fresh' after a 40-year ministry with the same church? Bill Brown, senior pastor of Syndal Baptist Church in Australia, shared his insights in a video interview with EthicsDaily.com.

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Churches Provide Sanctuary as South Sudan Struggles to Keep Peace
Churches Provide Sanctuary as South Sudan Struggles to Keep Peace

By: EthicsDaily Staff
South Sudan found itself on the brink of civil war July 7 when fighting broke out in its capital city. Thousands fled their homes.

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Video Interviews Highlight Global Baptists
Video Interviews Highlight Global Baptists

By: EthicsDaily Staff
As Baptists from 50 nations gathered in Canada last week for the Baptists World Alliance annual gathering, EthicsDaily.com shot video interviews with Baptist leaders from around the globe.

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UN: Record Levels of Forced Global Displacement
UN: Record Levels of Forced Global Displacement

By: EthicsDaily Staff
More than 65 million people were forcibly displaced by conflict in 2015, a United Nations' report says, which is nearly 6 million more than 2014. Over half of those forcibly displaced were children.

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Report: Religious Minorities Experience
Report: Religious Minorities Experience "Heightened Vulnerability" to Trafficking

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Religious minorities experience a "heightened vulnerability" to human trafficking, and traffickers often target female religious minorities, a report says.

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Philanthropic Giving Influenced by Mission, Not Tax Benefits
Philanthropic Giving Influenced by Mission, Not Tax Benefits

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The primary motivation for philanthropic gifts was a belief in an organization's mission for 81 percent of U.S. adults who donated in the past year, a Gallup survey found.

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BCE Celebrates 25 Years, Honors Molly Marshall, Previews Forthcoming Documentary
BCE Celebrates 25 Years, Honors Molly Marshall, Previews Forthcoming Documentary

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Around 200 Baptists celebrated BCE's 25th year, honoring Baptist of the Year Molly Marshall and previewing a new documentary.

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Few Churches Mirror Percentage of Younger Adults in U.S.
Few Churches Mirror Percentage of Younger Adults in U.S.

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Younger adults comprise nearly one-fourth of the U.S. population, but that portion of young people is found in only one in 10 local churches, according to a Faith Communities Today analysis.

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UN Commission: ISIS Committing Genocide Against Yazidis
UN Commission: ISIS Committing Genocide Against Yazidis

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The United Nations' Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic has determined that the Islamic State is committing genocide against the Yazidi people.

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Baptist Church in South Sudan Helping IDPs With Limited Supplies
Baptist Church in South Sudan Helping IDPs With Limited Supplies

By: EthicsDaily Staff
First Baptist Church in Kajo Keji, South Sudan, is struggling to find sufficient supplies to help the more than 200 internally displaced persons it is hosting.

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U.S. Confidence in Organized Religion Declines Again: Gallup
U.S. Confidence in Organized Religion Declines Again: Gallup

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Confidence in organized religion, which saw a record low of 42 percent last year, declined for the fourth consecutive year to reach a new low of 41 percent, Gallup says. An 11-percent drop since 2006.

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Facebook Page Published for
Facebook Page Published for "The Disturbances"

By: EthicsDaily Staff
'The Disturbances,' a feature-length film from EthicsDaily.com, is based on video interviews with 25 eyewitnesses sharing how missionaries saved lives in Nigeria in 1966. Learn more via its Facebook page.

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Report: Nearly 46 Million Enslaved Worldwide
Report: Nearly 46 Million Enslaved Worldwide

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Slavery is "more rampant than any time in history" with 45.8 million slaves worldwide, according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index published by the Walk Free Foundation.

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Broad Concern About U.S. Moral Condition
Broad Concern About U.S. Moral Condition

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Four out of five of all U.S. adults are concerned about the nation's moral condition, a Barna Group survey found. However, there was widespread disagreement about the basis of morality.

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Prison Ministry Deemed Important, But Not Prioritized in Many Churches
Prison Ministry Deemed Important, But Not Prioritized in Many Churches

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Few U.S. Protestant churches make prison ministry a priority, even though most churches support it, LifeWay Research found.

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Financial Crisis Continues for Christian Schools in Israel
Financial Crisis Continues for Christian Schools in Israel

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Christian schools in Israel "are at risk of collapsing financially." After the schools ended a strike last September, the government agreed to pay $12.7 million to the schools but has not done so yet.

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Crossover Between Foster Care and Juvenile Justice a Pressing Issue
Crossover Between Foster Care and Juvenile Justice a Pressing Issue

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Youths who are abused or neglected and engage in delinquent activities pose unique challenges to foster care and juvenile justice systems.

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Auto Title Loans Often Result in Debt Cycles, Seized Vehicles
Auto Title Loans Often Result in Debt Cycles, Seized Vehicles

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Auto title loan borrowers often find themselves in debt cycles, and many have their vehicles seized due to their inability to repay the loan, says a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report.

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Missouri Baptist Church to Host 'Provocative Conversations'
Missouri Baptist Church to Host 'Provocative Conversations'

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A Baptist church in Kansas City, Missouri, will hold a series of 'provocative conversations' - human trafficking, racism, foster care and the future of education - and how they affect their community.

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Religious Attendance Gender Gap Narrows
Religious Attendance Gender Gap Narrows

By: EthicsDaily Staff
U.S. women have, for decades, been more likely to attend religious services each week than men. That gap, however, has narrowed in recent years, with only a 6 percent difference.

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Two Baptist Women to Be Honored during CBF Assembly
Two Baptist Women to Be Honored during CBF Assembly

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Recognitions of two Baptist women, Molly T. Marshall and Barbara "Babs" Baugh, will bookend the Friday event lineup at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's general assembly in June.

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Climate Change Impact on Water Cycles Results in Global Challenges
Climate Change Impact on Water Cycles Results in Global Challenges

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Climate change's impact on water cycle carries negative consequences, such as poor harvests that lead to food shortages.

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Church Planters Growing But Face Significant Financial Challenges
Church Planters Growing But Face Significant Financial Challenges

By: EthicsDaily Staff
While U.S. church plants, particularly in urban areas, have increased significantly in the last 20 years, nearly a third (32 percent) of church planters report financial challenges, a Barna study says.

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Breakfast Event To Celebrate BCE's 25 Years of Advancing the Common Good
Breakfast Event To Celebrate BCE's 25 Years of Advancing the Common Good

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Baptist Center for Ethics will hold a festive breakfast event in June to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

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Baptist World Aid Australia Grades Fashion Companies' Ethics
Baptist World Aid Australia Grades Fashion Companies' Ethics

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Fashion companies have improved oversight of fabric producers but remain largely ignorant of raw materials sources and labor conditions, a Baptist World Aid Australia report says.

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Millions Worldwide Suffer from Mental, Neurological, Substance Abuse Without Support
Millions Worldwide Suffer from Mental, Neurological, Substance Abuse Without Support

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Mental, neurological and substance use disorders account for 10 percent of global diseases, yet many are without support.

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Consumer Finance Bureau Notes Online Payday Loans' Hidden Costs
Consumer Finance Bureau Notes Online Payday Loans' Hidden Costs

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Bank penalty fees and account closures are a significant and hidden cost of online payday loans, a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report says.

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Half Million in U.S. Remain Homeless, Report Says
Half Million in U.S. Remain Homeless, Report Says

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Nearly 565,000 people were among the U.S. homeless identified during a one-night count in January 2015, says the National Alliance to End Homelessness' 2016 State of Homelessness report.

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Highly Religious Americans: Happier, More Family Oriented, Regularly Volunteer
Highly Religious Americans: Happier, More Family Oriented, Regularly Volunteer

By: EthicsDaily Staff
U.S. citizens who are "highly religious" tend to be happier, to spend time with extended family and to volunteer, a study discovered.

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Civil Society Vital to Curb Human Rights Abuses, Fight Terrorism
Civil Society Vital to Curb Human Rights Abuses, Fight Terrorism

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The strength of civil society has increased globally, giving "ordinary citizens more power and responsibility" and threatening "governments that wish to monopolize power and evade responsibility," a government report says.

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Conflict, Lack of Rain Increase Food Insecurity in South Sudan
Conflict, Lack of Rain Increase Food Insecurity in South Sudan

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Nearly half the people of South Sudan (49 percent) are food insecure, meaning they are unsure where their next meals will come from. The record level of food insecurity is an 11 percent increase from 2014.

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Elders Affirm Bible's Role in Improving Society, Millennials Less Certain
Elders Affirm Bible's Role in Improving Society, Millennials Less Certain

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The older you are, the more likely you are to believe regular Bible reading contributes to political civility and meaningful living.

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'Punishment Rate' More Nuanced Assessment of Criminal Justice
'Punishment Rate' More Nuanced Assessment of Criminal Justice

By: EthicsDaily Staff
While the U.S. imprisonment rate rose 149 percent over 20 years, the punishment rate has increased even more. And these rates have risen even as crime rates have fallen significantly since 1991.

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Agreement on Warming Climate, Disagreement on Why
Agreement on Warming Climate, Disagreement on Why

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Widespread agreement exists in the U.S. that the global climate is warming, but the reasons are debated: 49 percent say it's human-caused, 46 percent cite natural changes, and 5 percent have no opinion.

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Evangelicals Minimally Engaged in Presidential Campaign
Evangelicals Minimally Engaged in Presidential Campaign

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Despite significant focus by media outlets on the importance of gaining the evangelical vote, U.S. evangelicals are minimally engaged in this year's presidential campaign.

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Women More Active Than Men in Many Global Faith Communities
Women More Active Than Men in Many Global Faith Communities

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Analyzing data from six faith traditions, the Pew Research Center found that a gender gap is evident in religious engagement around the world and particularly in the United States.

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Child Refugees 'Particularly Vulnerable' to Human Trafficking
Child Refugees 'Particularly Vulnerable' to Human Trafficking

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Child refugees are "particularly vulnerable" to exploitation by human traffickers, a report said. Unaccompanied minors as well as children separated from families are particularly susceptible.

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Environmental Conditions Contribute to 12.6 Million Deaths Annually
Environmental Conditions Contribute to 12.6 Million Deaths Annually

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Nearly 25 percent of annual deaths worldwide are due to unhealthy environmental conditions, a WHO report says. Most deaths from unhealthy environments occur in lower-income nations.

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Payday Loans a Key Focus in Consumer Protection Report
Payday Loans a Key Focus in Consumer Protection Report

By: EthicsDaily Staff
With federal rules on payday lending expected to be released this spring, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently offered his semi-annual report to a congressional committee.

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Kerry, State Department Declare IS Actions to Be Genocide
Kerry, State Department Declare IS Actions to Be Genocide

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Culminating months of research and analysis, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared Islamic State actions in the Middle East against Christians, Yezidis and other religious groups to be genocide.

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U.S. House Says ISIS Committing Genocide against Christians, State Department Still Investigating
U.S. House Says ISIS Committing Genocide against Christians, State Department Still Investigating

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The House of Representatives unanimously approved a resolution declaring actions by IS against religious minorities in the Mideast to be genocide.

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Faith-Based Homeless Programs Among Organizations Receiving HUD Grants
Faith-Based Homeless Programs Among Organizations Receiving HUD Grants

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Local programs working to end homelessness were awarded $1.6 billion in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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U.S. Majority Wants Regulation of E-Cigarettes
U.S. Majority Wants Regulation of E-Cigarettes

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Nearly four out of five U.S. citizens want e-cigarettes to be regulated, a Gallup poll says. And three out of five say those regulations should be comparable to tobacco cigarettes.

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U.S. Affirms Human Rights Commitment, Seeks U.N. Council Membership
U.S. Affirms Human Rights Commitment, Seeks U.N. Council Membership

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The U.S. reaffirmed its commitments to promote and defend human rights in preparation for seeking election to the U.N.'s Human Rights Council.

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Fear of Refugees Strong in U.S., Even among Practicing Protestants
Fear of Refugees Strong in U.S., Even among Practicing Protestants

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A strong majority (86 percent) of U.S. Protestant pastors said Christians should "care sacrificially for refugees and foreigners," yet 46 percent said their churches feared refugees coming to the U.S.

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IMB President Discusses Future Following Personnel Reduction
IMB President Discusses Future Following Personnel Reduction

By: EthicsDaily Staff
After shedding more than 1,000 missionaries and staff, Southern Baptists' International Mission Board president discusses the agency's future and mobilizing ordinary Christians to the mission field.

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Church Attendance, Religious Tradition Sway Israel-Palestine Views
Church Attendance, Religious Tradition Sway Israel-Palestine Views

By: EthicsDaily Staff
How often you attend church and your religious tradition influence whether you sympathize with Israelis or Palestinians in the Middle East conflict, a Gallup poll discovered.

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Increased U.S. Engagement Essential to End Trafficking
Increased U.S. Engagement Essential to End Trafficking

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Modern-day slavery ensnares 27 million people and it's not just a third-world problem. It's a significant problem in the U.S., and the U.S. must do its part to help end human trafficking, Sen. Bob Corker said.

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Flagrant Human Rights Violations, Religious Persecution During Syrian Conflict
Flagrant Human Rights Violations, Religious Persecution During Syrian Conflict

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The war in Syria has resulted in "untold suffering," a U.N. report says. The ongoing conflict has destroyed towns and forced millions to flee their homes.

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Mental Illness: A Key Component in Criminal Justice Reform
Mental Illness: A Key Component in Criminal Justice Reform

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Effective criminal justice reform must address mental illness as a contributing factor to incarceration and recidivism, members of a bipartisan Senate Judiciary Committee hearing said.

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Economic Recovery, Education Focal Points of 2016 State of the State Addresses
Economic Recovery, Education Focal Points of 2016 State of the State Addresses

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Overshadowed by the presidential election, nearly every governor's state-of-the-state address was framed around economic recovery.

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Report: Forced and Child Labor Prevalent in Electronic Manufacturing
Report: Forced and Child Labor Prevalent in Electronic Manufacturing

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Most electronic companies fail to ensure their policies prohibiting forced and child labor are followed in all production stages, a report found.

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Bipartisan Task Force Presents Drug-Sentencing Reform Proposals
Bipartisan Task Force Presents Drug-Sentencing Reform Proposals

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Lengthy sentences for drug offenses are "one of the key drivers" to overcrowded prisons, bursting budgets and contributing to "a state of crisis" within the federal prison system, a bipartisan congressional task force found.

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Report: Few U.S. Congregations Thrive, While Most Survive in 2015
Report: Few U.S. Congregations Thrive, While Most Survive in 2015

By: EthicsDaily Staff
For the first time in the FACT survey's history, a majority of congregations have fewer than 100 in worship gatherings. And many growing churches exhibit four unique qualities.

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U.S. Majority: Religion Used by Extremists to Justify Violence
U.S. Majority: Religion Used by Extremists to Justify Violence

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A strong U.S. majority - more than two-thirds - affirmed that people and groups use religion to justify violent actions rather than religious teachings being the cause of violence, a Pew Research Center report found.

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U.S. Leaders: Opioid Addiction and Abuse an Epidemic
U.S. Leaders: Opioid Addiction and Abuse an Epidemic

By: EthicsDaily Staff
In a bipartisan hearing, senators addressed the growing challenge of prescription drug abuse that is taking place across the U.S. in both rural and urban areas and becoming a leading factor in incarceration.

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Survey: Southern U.S. Most
Survey: Southern U.S. Most "Bible-Minded"

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The most "Bible-minded" cities are found in the southern United States, the Barna Research Group found. The annual survey found all of the top 10 cities were located below the Mason-Dixon Line.

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Iowa Caucuses Today; Here's How the Process Works
Iowa Caucuses Today; Here's How the Process Works

By: EthicsDaily.com Staff
How does an Iowa caucus work? What role does faith play in the caucus process? EthicsDaily.com contributing editor Brian Kaylor, who witnessed the GOP caucuses in 2008, explains in a new EthicsDaily.com video.

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Candidates' Perceived Religiosity Influences U.S. Voters, With One Exception
Candidates' Perceived Religiosity Influences U.S. Voters, With One Exception

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Slightly more than half of all U.S. adults say it's important for a candidate's religious perspectives to align with their own. With one exception.

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U.S. Officials Explain Refugee Resettlement Process, Goals, Benefits
U.S. Officials Explain Refugee Resettlement Process, Goals, Benefits

By: EthicsDaily Staff
There's a lack of knowledge about the U.S. refugee resettlement process. And that inspired a panel discussion at a national mayors' gathering.

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Evangelical Leaders Call for Biblical Approach to Immigration
Evangelical Leaders Call for Biblical Approach to Immigration

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Thirty-two Iowa pastors and a handful of national leaders have informed the 2016 presidential candidates that evangelical voters "are looking for a biblical approach regarding immigrants and immigration."

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Report: Global Migrant-Refugee Crisis Exacerbated by EU Policies
Report: Global Migrant-Refugee Crisis Exacerbated by EU Policies

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Restrictive European Union policies have exacerbated the global migrant-refugee crisis, making migration an increasingly perilous and dangerous endeavor, a Doctors Without Borders report says.

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Sudanese Baptist Reflects on Nation's History, Baptist Work and Witness
Sudanese Baptist Reflects on Nation's History, Baptist Work and Witness

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The end of Sudan's two-decade civil war in 2005 brought hope, but not stability or lasting peace. Baptists in that nation are doing their part to help.

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Report: 99.1 Percent of Police Officers Not Accused of Misconduct
Report: 99.1 Percent of Police Officers Not Accused of Misconduct

By: EthicsDaily Staff
While a lot of press focused on police officer misconduct in 2015, more than 99 percent are not accused of any misconduct. During that same year, 124 officers were killed in the line of duty.

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Presidential Hopefuls Send Videos on Poverty To Christian Leaders
Presidential Hopefuls Send Videos on Poverty To Christian Leaders

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A Christian organization asked the presidential candidates to provide short videos on their approach to end poverty and hunger. Eleven candidates responded; three did not.

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Gallup Poll: U.S. Majority Dissatisfied with Gun Laws, Crime Policies
Gallup Poll: U.S. Majority Dissatisfied with Gun Laws, Crime Policies

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Sixty-two percent of U.S. citizens expressed dissatisfaction with the nation's current gun laws, a poll found. It's the highest level of discontent in the poll's history.

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Pope: Prioritize Human Dignity, Rights, Solidarity in Migration Policies
Pope: Prioritize Human Dignity, Rights, Solidarity in Migration Policies

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Pope Francis addressed the global migrant-refugee crisis in a speech on Monday, urging a focus on human rights, global solidarity and compassion.

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Free EthicsDaily.com Interfaith Resource Sheet for Congregations
Free EthicsDaily.com Interfaith Resource Sheet for Congregations

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Amid divisive, anti-Muslim rhetoric, Baptist leaders have urged interfaith engagement with Muslim neighbors. To aid churches in those initiatives, EthicsDaily.com offers a free downloadable resource.

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Strong U.S. Majority Still Self-Identify as Christian
Strong U.S. Majority Still Self-Identify as Christian

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Even as self-identifying Christians have gradually declined over time from more than 95 percent in the 1950s, U.S. citizens self-identifying as Christian still remained high in 2015 at 75.2 percent of the population.

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Global Arms Sales Marched Ahead in 2014
Global Arms Sales Marched Ahead in 2014

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The United States was the largest provider of weapons with $36 billion in arms sales in 2014, surpassing Russia, the second-place arms provider, by nearly four times.

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EthicsDaily.com: 2015 in Review
EthicsDaily.com: 2015 in Review

By: EthicsDaily Staff
What did EthicsDaily.com accomplish in 2015? To start with, more than 500 columns and around 100 news articles were published, written by more than 150 unique contributors from 23 U.S. states and nine countries.

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Churches Bear Gifts, Address Multiple Needs During Christmas
Churches Bear Gifts, Address Multiple Needs During Christmas

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Churches are a pipeline for gift-giving throughout the year. Here are more reports on what local churches are doing to support the common good in their communities during this Christmas season.

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Baptist Pastors Stand in Solidarity With Muslims at Interfaith Events
Baptist Pastors Stand in Solidarity With Muslims at Interfaith Events

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Baptist ministers across the U.S. have signed interfaith statements expressing solidarity with their Muslim neighbors and condemning anti-Islamic rhetoric.

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Churches Bear Gifts, Address Multiple Needs During Christmas
Churches Bear Gifts, Address Multiple Needs During Christmas

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Churches are gift-giving institutions during the Christmas season. Here are how a few churches are enhancing their communities and advancing the common good this holiday season.

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Commitment to Discipleship Practices Low, Despite Desire for Spiritual Growth
Commitment to Discipleship Practices Low, Despite Desire for Spiritual Growth

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The desire for spiritual growth among Christians is not translating into significant commitment to practices facilitating this development, a survey finds.

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Muslim Leaders Condemn California Shootings, Terrorist Attacks
Muslim Leaders Condemn California Shootings, Terrorist Attacks

By: EthicsDaily Staff
As they have done many times before over similar violence linked to terrorism, Muslim leaders and organizations were among the first to condemn the shooting in California.

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Grace Ji-Sun Kim on COP21 in Paris
Grace Ji-Sun Kim on COP21 in Paris

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Grace Ji-Sun Kim discusses COP21, the annual United Nations climate conference, taking place this year in Paris, in the latest online video interview with EthicsDaily.com.

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Federal Sentence Lengths Double, Costing Billions with No Measurable Results
Federal Sentence Lengths Double, Costing Billions with No Measurable Results

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The length of federal prison sentences have more than doubled since 1988, which has resulted in billions of additional costs, an issues brief said.

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Report: U.S. Homelessness Declines, But Numbers Still High
Report: U.S. Homelessness Declines, But Numbers Still High

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Homelessness declined by 2 percent from last year; the numbers of homeless kids declined by 6 percent, and 18- to 24-year-olds by 9 percent. But well over a half-million remain homeless each night.

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Global Majority Supports Freedom of Expression with Certain Qualifications
Global Majority Supports Freedom of Expression with Certain Qualifications

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A global majority supports wide-ranging freedoms of expression, including religious liberty and freedom of speech, a Pew report found.

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Unmitigated Climate Change Will Put 100 Million More in Poverty
Unmitigated Climate Change Will Put 100 Million More in Poverty

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Climate change will impoverish an additional 100 million people globally by 2030 if sufficient steps are not taken to mitigate global warming, a World Bank report concludes.

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Islamic State Committed Genocide, Says Holocaust Museum; State Department Undecided
Islamic State Committed Genocide, Says Holocaust Museum; State Department Undecided

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A published report labeled the Islamic State's actions toward the Yezidi people as genocide, but the State Department has not made a formal finding.

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Shaun King Confronts the
Shaun King Confronts the "Christmas Crazies"

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Tired of dealing with the craziness of the Christmas season? See how one church confronts it to encourage a more meaningful observance in the latest video interview from EthicsDaily.com.

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Prudence Trumps Doubt in Global Climate Change Survey
Prudence Trumps Doubt in Global Climate Change Survey

By; EthicsDaily Staff
Affirmation that climate change is a serious problem is most prevalent in Latin America and Africa, a recent survey found. Many respondents see it as an immediate threat.

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U.S. Religious Participation Stable among Religiously Affiliated, Sees Overall Decline Due to
U.S. Religious Participation Stable among Religiously Affiliated, Sees Overall Decline Due to "Nones"

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A new survey finds great "stability in the U.S. religious landscape," even as overall religious participation declined. Find out why.

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Report: 5 Million U.S. Children Have Parents in Prison
Report: 5 Million U.S. Children Have Parents in Prison

By: EthicsDaily Staff
More than 5 million children have had at least one parent with whom they live be incarcerated at some point in their childhood, a new report said. How are they affected by their parent's incarceration?

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IMB President Addresses Budget Shortfalls, Downsizing via Live Webcast
IMB President Addresses Budget Shortfalls, Downsizing via Live Webcast

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The layoff of up to 800 Southern Baptist Convention mission personnel was addressed in a live webcast on Tuesday by the president of the convention's International Mission Board.

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U.S. Majority Perceives Conflict between Religion, Science
U.S. Majority Perceives Conflict between Religion, Science

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Nearly six out of 10 U.S. adults, 59 percent, see a conflict between religion and science, a 4 percent increase from 2009. People who went to church more frequently were less likely to see a conflict.

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Discrimination Against Muslims the Focus of DOJ Lawsuit
Discrimination Against Muslims the Focus of DOJ Lawsuit

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against a Chicago suburb in September, following that city's refusal to allow a vacant office building to be used as a mosque.

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Burma's Religious Leaders Emphasize Religious Freedom as Election Nears
Burma's Religious Leaders Emphasize Religious Freedom as Election Nears

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Leaders from four faith traditions in Burma have called for a fuller embrace of religious freedom and increased respect between traditions.

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Global Faith Leaders Urge Support of COP21 Meeting in Paris
Global Faith Leaders Urge Support of COP21 Meeting in Paris

By: EthicsDaily Staff
With 154 signatures from more than 40 countries, a diverse group of global faith leaders has issued a statement encouraging support of the U.N.'s climate change conference in Paris in December.

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Report: 4 Areas Where Religious Freedom Falling Short
Report: 4 Areas Where Religious Freedom Falling Short

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Persecution of Christians and other religious minorities by non-state actors, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, was a primary emphasis in a new U.S. State Department report.

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Concerns about Religious Liberty Restrictions Grows in U.S.
Concerns about Religious Liberty Restrictions Grows in U.S.

By: EthicsDaily Staff
More than four out of 10 adults believe freedom of religion in the U.S. is less secure now than it was 10 years ago, a new Barna Group survey found. That's an 8 percent increase from 2012.

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Mandatory Minimums, Recidivism Reduction the Focus of Bipartisan Prison Reform Legislation
Mandatory Minimums, Recidivism Reduction the Focus of Bipartisan Prison Reform Legislation

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Bipartisan prison reform legislation set forth late last week offers light to pierce the darkness of political partisanship and gridlock.

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Christian Schools in Israel Reopen After Month-Long Strike
Christian Schools in Israel Reopen After Month-Long Strike

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Ending a strike by Christian schools that began on Sept. 1, leaders of the Israeli government and the nation's Christian schools reached an agreement enabling students to return to classes.

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Pope Francis, President Obama Emphasize Religious Liberty
Pope Francis, President Obama Emphasize Religious Liberty

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Following a private meeting between President Obama and Pope Francis, the White House pledged its commitment to "advancing share values for a better world," including protecting religious liberty.

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Interfaith Leaders Commit to Help End Hunger by 2030
Interfaith Leaders Commit to Help End Hunger by 2030

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith leaders signed a statement calling for a broad commitment to end hunger by 2030. Bread for the World released the statement signed by 67 leaders.

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Survey: U.S. Majority Views Pope Favorably as U.S. Visit Nears
Survey: U.S. Majority Views Pope Favorably as U.S. Visit Nears

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Sixty percent of U.S. adults have a positive perception of Pope Francis, up from 54 percent in 2014, a new report says. His favorability improved with Protestants and younger Americans.

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Nepal Rejects Hindu State Proposal, Religious Liberty Concerns Remain
Nepal Rejects Hindu State Proposal, Religious Liberty Concerns Remain

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Nepal's constitution will include language defining it as a secular state, but concerns remain about a provision that criminalizes proselytizing.

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Israel Discriminates Against Christians in School Funding, Sparks Strike
Israel Discriminates Against Christians in School Funding, Sparks Strike

By: EthicsDaily Staff
While the state of Israel fully funds state-run public and Orthodox Jewish schools, it provides only 29 percent for Christian schools, leading them to strike.

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German Baptist Thomas Klammt Discusses Migrant Crisis
German Baptist Thomas Klammt Discusses Migrant Crisis

By: EthicsDaily Staff
With nearly a half-million immigrants arriving in Germany so far this year, one German Baptist explains why the country and its Baptist churches are so open in a new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com.

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Rejuvenate Bible Study with EthicsDaily.com Curriculum
Rejuvenate Bible Study with EthicsDaily.com Curriculum

By: EthicsDaily Staff
EthicsDaily.com offers 17 undated Bible study curriculum units, ranging from five to 13 weeks in length, that can help rejuvenate your Bible study, care for creation and save money.

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Drug Sentencing Laws Increased Prison Population
Drug Sentencing Laws Increased Prison Population

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The inmate population serving drug-related sentences in U.S. federal prisons has increased more than 1,800 percent since 1980. Mandatory minimum sentences have been a leading contributor to that growth.

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Burma's Parliament Passes Legislation Restricting Religious Liberty
Burma's Parliament Passes Legislation Restricting Religious Liberty

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Burma's parliament passed religious liberty restrictions; the legislation, which awaits the president's signature, would increase government control over religious conversion.

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Survey: U.S.-Born Hispanics Receive Better Societal Treatment than Foreign-Born
Survey: U.S.-Born Hispanics Receive Better Societal Treatment than Foreign-Born

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Mistreatment of foreign-born Hispanics living in the U.S. remains significantly higher than that experienced by Hispanics born here, a poll found.

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Only 1 in 3 Aware of Papal Encyclical on Environment
Only 1 in 3 Aware of Papal Encyclical on Environment

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Thirty-one percent of all U.S. citizens and 40 percent of U.S. Roman Catholics have heard about Pope Francis' encyclical on ecology. A new report offers insights regarding this continued lack of visibility.

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Inaccurate, Negative Narratives Continue to Persist in Immigration Rhetoric
Inaccurate, Negative Narratives Continue to Persist in Immigration Rhetoric

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants continue to make headlines, joining a host of other false and negative narratives about immigrants.

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Baptists Appeal to Nepal Prime Minister, Ambassador to U.S. Regarding Religious Liberty
Baptists Appeal to Nepal Prime Minister, Ambassador to U.S. Regarding Religious Liberty

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Baptist and Christian leaders have urged Nepal's Prime Minister, ambassador to the United States, to reconsider language in Nepal's proposed constitution that would make evangelism illegal.

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Paternalism, Dependency Plague Christian Missions
Paternalism, Dependency Plague Christian Missions

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Many missionaries and their agencies fall into the trap of paternalism, creating a sense of dependency in the people of less-developed regions. Here are six ways to avoid this pitfall.

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Report: Despite Progress, Millions Still Enslaved Worldwide
Report: Despite Progress, Millions Still Enslaved Worldwide

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry, even though progress has been made to address it the last 15 years, the U.N. says. And many consumers may be unaware they contribute to the problem.

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EthicsDaily.com Videos Introduce Global Baptists
EthicsDaily.com Videos Introduce Global Baptists

By: EthicsDaily Staff
As part of its extensive coverage of the Baptist World Alliance's 2015 World Congress, held in Durban, South Africa, EthicsDaily.com staff interviewed a number of Baptists on a variety of topics.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Angelo Scheepers
Profiles in Goodwill: Angelo Scheepers

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Angelo Scheepers is general secretary for the Baptist Union of Southern Africa. His favorite Bible verse in John's Gospel represents his call into full-time ministry.

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Large Gaps Remain Despite Social Safety Programs' Positive Impact
Large Gaps Remain Despite Social Safety Programs' Positive Impact

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Social safety net programs help nearly 2 billion people, but better coverage is needed in parts of Africa and Asia, where most of the global poor live, a report says.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Eron Henry
Profiles in Goodwill: Eron Henry

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Eron Henry is associate director of communications at the Baptist World Alliance. In Scripture, he identifies with Joseph's story because he was about Joseph's age when he became a Christian.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Isaac Wuni
Profiles in Goodwill: Isaac Wuni

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Isaac Wuni is principal of Northern Ghana Baptist Theological Seminary and senior pastor of Koinonia Baptist Church in Tamale, the capital city in Northern Ghana.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Dimitrina Oprenova
Profiles in Goodwill: Dimitrina Oprenova

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Dimitrina Oprenova is associate minister at First Baptist Church in Sofia, Bulgaria. Her favorite verses in Philippians remind her that God is able to guard our hearts and minds with peace beyond human understanding.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Michael Okwakol
Profiles in Goodwill: Michael Okwakol

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Michael Okwakol is senior pastor of Agape Baptist Church in Kampala, Uganda, president of the All Africa Baptist Fellowship and vice president of the Baptist World Alliance for 2015-20.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Jayzel Jayakaram
Profiles in Goodwill: Jayzel Jayakaram

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Jayzel Jayakaram is president of the Baptist Association of South Africa. His favorite verse in the Bible reminds him that when all else fails, listen to the voice of Jesus and be ready for the change.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Neville Callam
Profiles in Goodwill: Neville Callam

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Neville Callam, general secretary and chief executive officer of the Baptist World Alliance, which meets this month in South Africa, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.

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Skype Interview: Joel Gregory
Skype Interview: Joel Gregory

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Joel Gregory, who will deliver the closing sermon at the Baptist World Congress in South Africa this month, discusses the global Baptist witness in the latest Skype video from EthicsDaily.com.

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Annual State Department Report Notes Significant Human Rights Abuses
Annual State Department Report Notes Significant Human Rights Abuses

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Twenty-one nations were identified as countries of particular concern in the state department's annual report of human rights issues in global nations.

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U.S. Charitable Giving Surpasses $358 Billion, Tops Pre-Recession Levels
U.S. Charitable Giving Surpasses $358 Billion, Tops Pre-Recession Levels

By: EthicsDaily Staff
More than $358 billion was given to charitable causes in 2014, a 7.1 percent increase from 2013, according to a new report from Giving USA.

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U.S. Confidence in Religious Institutions at All-Time Low
U.S. Confidence in Religious Institutions at All-Time Low

By: EthicsDaily Staff
With the exception of the military and small businesses, confidence in every major U.S. institution polled below historic averages, a new Gallup survey says. Guess who garnered the least confidence?

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Armed Conflicts in 2014 Impact Tens of Millions of Children
Armed Conflicts in 2014 Impact Tens of Millions of Children

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Tens of millions of children were negatively affected by armed conflict last year, according to a new United Nations report. Large-scale abductions were prevalent.

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U.S. Majority Favors Avenues for Undocumented to Remain Legally
U.S. Majority Favors Avenues for Undocumented to Remain Legally

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A strong majority in the United States supports avenues to legal status for undocumented immigrants currently living in the country, a new Pew Research Center survey says.

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Global Food Insecurity Decreases, Millions Still Undernourished
Global Food Insecurity Decreases, Millions Still Undernourished

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The global population considered food insecure has declined by 167 million since 2005 and by 216 million since 1992, a report says. Reduction of food insecurity has varied greatly from region to region.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Johnny McKinney
Profiles In Goodwill: Johnny McKinney

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Johnny McKinney is senior pastor of Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson, South Carolina. His favorite Bible verses are a reminder that God's love gives us confidence for all of life's challenges.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Jim Somerville
Profiles In Goodwill: Jim Somerville

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Jim Somerville, pastor of First Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. His favorite verse from Luke's Gospel is at the heart of what he wants his ministry to be.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Alan Sherouse
Profiles In Goodwill: Alan Sherouse

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Alan Sherouse is senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Greensboro, North Carolina. His favorite narrative in the Bible is the road to Emmaus found in Luke's Gospel.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Stephen Holmes
Profiles In Goodwill: Stephen Holmes

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Stephen Holmes, a Baptist minister and senior lecturer in theology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, is a columnist whose writings are featured on EthicsDaily.com.

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Skype Interview: Michael Okwakol on African Churches
Skype Interview: Michael Okwakol on African Churches

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Michael Okwakol, senior pastor of a Baptist church in Uganda and president of the All Africa Baptist Fellowship, talks about challenges for African churches in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Fred Andrea
Profiles In Goodwill: Fred Andrea

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Fred Andrea is pastor of First Baptist Church of Aiken, South Carolina. His favorite verse is Romans 8:28, which has sustained him by the power of its real truth about the nature and activity of God.

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U.S. Catholic Bishops: Immigrant Detention System Ineffective, Costly, Harmful to Families
U.S. Catholic Bishops: Immigrant Detention System Ineffective, Costly, Harmful to Families

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A Catholic report says the U.S. immigrant detention system causes despair, fractures families, violates human rights standards and lessens national prestige.

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Pontifical Academies Connect Climate Change, Creation Care and Common Good
Pontifical Academies Connect Climate Change, Creation Care and Common Good

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Climate change is a global problem influenced by human activity, and religious institutions should lead the way in responding, a Vatican report said.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Frank Broome
Profiles In Goodwill: Frank Broome

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Frank Broome is executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia. His favorite verse in Matthew is a reminder to be both caring and shrewd.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Mark Woods
Profiles in Goodwill: Mark Woods

By; EthicsDaily Staff
Mark Woods, a Baptist minister and contributing editor for ChristianToday.com and former editor of The Baptist Times of Great Britain, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.

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Religious Freedom Report Cites Countries of Particular Concern
Religious Freedom Report Cites Countries of Particular Concern

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Five nations - Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Central African Republic and Burma - have been recommended to be designated as "countries of particular concern" because of severe violations of religious freedom.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Larry McSwain
Profiles in Goodwill: Larry McSwain

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Larry McSwain, who works with the Center for Healthy Churches, retired from McAfee School of theology. He was professor of ministry leadership and associate dean for the doctor of ministry program.

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Profiles in Goodwill: John Finley
Profiles in Goodwill: John Finley

By: EthicsDaily Staff
John Finley is senior minister at First Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia. His favorite verse in Hebrews is a call to remember the great personalities of church history while looking to Jesus.

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Profiles In Goodwill: David Hughes
Profiles In Goodwill: David Hughes

By: EthicsDaily Staff
David Hughes is the executive director of the Transforming Center in Wheaton, Illinois. He served previously for 22 years as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Bill Tillman
Profiles In Goodwill: Bill Tillman

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Bill Tillman is director of theological education at the Baptist General Convention of Texas. His favorite Bible verse, found in Galatians, encompasses the gospel of life and liberty in Christ available for anyone.

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World Bank Programs Result in Millions Displaced
World Bank Programs Result in Millions Displaced

By: EthicsDaily Staff
World Bank development programs have caused 3.4 million persons to be displaced, and many bank-funded initiatives have given rise to human rights abuses, according to a series of reports.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Ray Higgins
Profiles In Goodwill: Ray Higgins

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Ray Higgins, coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas, says the story of Joseph reminds us God is at work in our lives to bring good out of all circumstances.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Lee Spitzer
Profiles In Goodwill: Lee Spitzer

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Lee Spitzer is the executive minister and senior regional pastor of the American Baptist Churches of New Jersey. His columns have been featured on EthicsDaily.com.

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White House, State Dept. Deflect Questions on Armenian Genocide
White House, State Dept. Deflect Questions on Armenian Genocide

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The U.S. State Department press corps' questions about President Obama's campaign promise to call 1915's Armenian genocide a genocide were met with deflected answers.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Terry Austin
Profiles In Goodwill: Terry Austin

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Terry Austin publishes books at Austin Brothers Publishing and is one of the pastors at Bread Fellowship Church in Fort Worth, Texas. His columns are also featured on EthicsDaily.com.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Elmo Familiaran
Profiles In Goodwill: Elmo Familiaran

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Elmo Familiaran is the associate regional pastor and area minister for the American Baptist Churches of New Jersey. He grew up in the Philippines and calls the Baptist convention there his spiritual home.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Bill McConnell
Profiles In Goodwill: Bill McConnell

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Bill McConnell, a partner at Rogers & Morgan, is a member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden in Knoxville, Tennessee. He previously served as moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Aaron Tyler
Profiles In Goodwill: Aaron Tyler

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Aaron Tyler chairs the Graduate International Relations Department at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. His favorite Bible verse reminds him in whom we find our ultimate source for peace.

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Millions Have Substance Abuse Disorder, Few Obtain Treatment
Millions Have Substance Abuse Disorder, Few Obtain Treatment

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Although millions of U.S. citizens have substance abuse disorders, less than a fifth of them receive treatment each year, a recent Pew Charitable Trusts report reveals.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Tyler Wigg-Stevenson
Profiles In Goodwill: Tyler Wigg-Stevenson

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, author and chair of the World Evangelical Alliance's Global Task Force on Nuclear Weapons, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Wayne Flynt
Profiles In Goodwill: Wayne Flynt

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Wayne Flynt is a retired Auburn University history professor and is known as "the conscience of Alabama." He was named EthicsDaily.com's Baptist of the Year for 2011.

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Defining Genocide: No Loopholes for 'Odious Scourge'
Defining Genocide: No Loopholes for 'Odious Scourge'

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The definition of genocide does not mean an entire group of people must be killed. The intentional targeting of a group because of who they are or what they believe is genocide, a genocide scholar says.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Sam Harrell
Profiles In Goodwill: Sam Harrell

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Sam Harrell, who with his wife, Melody, founded the Africa Exchange, which partners with local people in areas of early childhood education and community development, is an EthicsDaily.com columnist.

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Islam Expected to Expand, Religiously Unaffiliated to Shrink Globally
Islam Expected to Expand, Religiously Unaffiliated to Shrink Globally

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Islam is the fastest growing faith tradition and is expected to nearly equal Christianity in 40 years, a study says. Meanwhile, the percentage of religiously unaffiliated will decrease.

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Profiles In Goodwill: William Brackney
Profiles In Goodwill: William Brackney

By: EthicsDaily Staff
William Brackney, the Millard R. Cherry Distinguished Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics at Acadia University and Acadia Divinity College in Nova Scotia, is a featured EthicsDaily.com columnist.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Mike Smith
Profiles In Goodwill: Mike Smith

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Mike Smith is the senior pastor of Central Baptist Church Fountain City in Knoxville, Tennessee, and an interviewee in EthicsDaily.com's documentary, "Good Will for the Common Good: Nurturing Baptists' Relationships with Jews."

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Profiles In Goodwill: Karen Bullock
Profiles In Goodwill: Karen Bullock

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Karen Bullock, professor of Christian heritage and director of the doctoral program at the B.H. Carroll Theological Institute in Texas, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Larry Hovis
Profiles In Goodwill: Larry Hovis

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Larry Hovis is executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina. Learn which five verses in Matthew are his favorite from which "everything else is just commentary."

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Skype Interview: Sam Chaise on the Global Diaspora Forum
Skype Interview: Sam Chaise on the Global Diaspora Forum

By: EthicsDaily Staff
As people leave their homes for other countries, the church and the gospel can become the presence of God to those people, says Sam Chaise in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Paul Msiza
Profiles In Goodwill: Paul Msiza

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Paul Msiza is pastor of Peniel-Salem Baptist Church in Pretoria and the Baptist World Alliance president for 2015-20. He served previously as general secretary of the South Africa Baptist Convention.

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Family, Patriotism Strongly Influence Self-Identity
Family, Patriotism Strongly Influence Self-Identity

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Religious faith is a distant third behind the influence of family and patriotism on self-identity in the United States, a recent survey conducted by The Barna Group says.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Jaclanel Moore McFarland
Profiles In Goodwill: Jaclanel Moore McFarland

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Jaclanel Moore McFarland is a state district court judge in Houston and is a board member of the Baptist Center for Ethics. Her favorite verse, John 3:16, "sums up the whole Bible."

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Profiles In Goodwill: Bill Pitts
Profiles In Goodwill: Bill Pitts

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Bill Pitts, professor of church history at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. Learn why he regards the Book of Acts as his favorite.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Lee Camp
Profiles In Goodwill: Lee Camp

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Lee C. Camp, professor of theology and ethics at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, and the host of TokensShow.com, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.

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EthicsDaily.com Documentaries Set for March TV Broadcasts
EthicsDaily.com Documentaries Set for March TV Broadcasts

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Two EthicsDaily.com documentaries - "Through The Door," a look at the faith community's engagement with prisons, and "Beneath the Skin: Baptists and Racism," will air on TV networks in March.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Travis Collins
Profiles In Goodwill: Travis Collins

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Travis Collins is with Fresh Expressions US, a ministry of the Virginia Baptist Mission Board, and the Center for Healthy Churches. He's also a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Robert Guffey
Profiles In Goodwill: Robert Guffey

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Robert Guffey, pastor of First Baptist Church in Conway, South Carolina, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. Find out why Luke's story of the Samaritan is his favorite Scripture passage.

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Catholics, Evangelicals,
Catholics, Evangelicals, "Nones" Most Prevalent in U.S.

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Roman Catholics, white evangelical Protestants and religiously unaffiliated are the leading faith traditions in the U.S., says a recent report from the Public Religious Research Institute.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Mimi Walker
Profiles In Goodwill: Mimi Walker

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Mimi Walker, pastor of Druid Hills Baptist Church in Atlanta, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com and says Jesus' parables are her favorite Scripture passages. Find out why.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Carol Richardson
Profiles In Goodwill: Carol Richardson
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Carol Richardson, who recently retired after serving as the associate pastor at First Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, was an interviewee in EthicsDaily.com's documentary "Different Books, Common Word: Baptists and Muslims."
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Profiles In Goodwill: Taylor Sandlin
Profiles In Goodwill: Taylor Sandlin

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Taylor Sandlin, pastor of Southland Baptist Church in San Angelo, Texas, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. His favorite Scripture is the story of the prodigal sons with its message of grace.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Jerrod Hugenot
Profiles In Goodwill: Jerrod Hugenot

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Jerrod Hugenot, associate executive minister for the American Baptist Churches of New York State, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. His favorite Scripture is The Prodigal Son in Luke 15.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Starlette McNeill
Profiles In Goodwill: Starlette McNeill

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Starlette McNeill, associate pastor of Village Baptist Church in Bowie, Maryland, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. Learn why a Sean Connery film holds special meaning for her.

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Gov't Restriction, Social Hostility Toward Religion Down Slightly
Gov't Restriction, Social Hostility Toward Religion Down Slightly

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Government restrictions on religious freedom and social hostility toward religion saw a slight decline in 2013, says a newly released report from Pew Research Center.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Ronnie Brewer
Profiles In Goodwill: Ronnie Brewer

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Ronnie Brewer, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Bristol, Virginia, and board member of the Baptist Center for Ethics, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.

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Survey: U.S. Worship Attendance Highest in South, Lowest in Northeast
Survey: U.S. Worship Attendance Highest in South, Lowest in Northeast
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Southern states registered significantly higher weekly worship attendance than states in the northeast and northwest, a national survey said.
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Texas Legislators Condemn Human Trafficking, Vow to Eradicate It
Texas Legislators Condemn Human Trafficking, Vow to Eradicate It

By: EthicsDaily Staff
About 100 people attended an event in Texas focused on ending human trafficking. The state accounts for almost 14 percent of all calls received by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.

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State of the Church Addresses Emphasize Community, Engagement
State of the Church Addresses Emphasize Community, Engagement
By: EthicsDaily Staff
A sampling of 2015 State of the Church addresses by moderate Baptist pastors found common themes of emphasizing community and James' call to "be doers of the word."
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Education, Criminal Justice Focus of Governors' Outlooks
Education, Criminal Justice Focus of Governors' Outlooks

By: EthicsDaily Staff
More than two dozen governors shared positive economic outlooks in their State of the State addresses. Education and criminal justice were popular topics with most of those politicians.

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Goodwill Profiles Reveal Little-Known Musical Talents
Goodwill Profiles Reveal Little-Known Musical Talents

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Ninety-seven "Profiles in Goodwill" have appeared on EthicsDaily.com since September 2014. Musical talent and interest was the most common theme among the little-known facts.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Mark Tidsworth
Profiles in Goodwill: Mark Tidsworth
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Mark Tidsworth, president of Pinnacle Leadership Associates, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. He called his favorite Scripture passage, the Sermon on the Mount, the best hope for humanity's future.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Fayiah Tamba
Profiles in Goodwill: Fayiah Tamba
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Fayiah S. Tamba, a senior student at Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary in Paynesville City in Monrovia, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Jim Hill
Profiles in Goodwill: Jim Hill
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Jim Hill, executive director of Churchnet, a ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Missouri, and president of the North American Baptist Fellowship, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Thomas Kidd
Profiles in Goodwill: Thomas Kidd
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Thomas Kidd, professor of history at Baylor University and associate director of Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. 
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Profiles in Goodwill: Rod Benson
Profiles in Goodwill: Rod Benson

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Rod Benson, an ethicist and social justice advocate based in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia, writes columns that are featured on EthicsDaily.com.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Roger Olson
Profiles in Goodwill: Roger Olson
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Roger Olson, the Foy Valentine professor of Christian theology and ethics at George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Trevor Barton
Profiles in Goodwill: Trevor Barton
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Trevor Barton, who teaches fourth grade at a Title I elementary school and is a member of First Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina, is also a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.
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Profiles in Goodwill: David Fitch
Profiles in Goodwill: David Fitch
By: EthicsDaily Staff
David Fitch, the Betty R. Linder chair of evangelical theology at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois, also writes columns featured on EthicsDaily.com.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Noel Erskine
Profiles in Goodwill: Noel Erskine
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Noel Erskine, professor of theology and ethics at Emory University in Atlanta, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. He cites Psalm 31:15 as his favorite verse, a reminder that our times are in God's hands.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Howard Batson
Profiles in Goodwill: Howard Batson

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Howard Batson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas, is a featured columnist for EthicsDaily.com. He cites Joshua 1:9 as an assurance of God's presence no matter where life's journey carries us.

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Faith Leaders to Make Poverty, Hunger a 2016 Election Focus
Faith Leaders to Make Poverty, Hunger a 2016 Election Focus

By: EthicsDaily Staff
An alliance of Christian ministers is urging 2016 presidential hopefuls to call attention to hunger and poverty in their campaigns and present their views on video.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Jonathan Langley
Profiles in Goodwill: Jonathan Langley
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Jonathan (Jonty) Langley, editor of BMS World Mission's Mission Catalyst magazine, is also a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. He grew up in Pretoria in South Africa.
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Global Leaders Reflect on Issues Facing the Church
Global Leaders Reflect on Issues Facing the Church
By: EthicsDaily Staff
"What is the biggest issue facing the church?" That's the question put to Christian leaders in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. Here are their answers.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Bob Browning
Profiles in Goodwill: Bob Browning
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Bob Browning is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Frankfort, Kentucky. He says the account of the healing of Bartimaeus in Mark's Gospel is a reminder that no one is to be left behind.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Jim Argue
Profiles in Goodwill: Jim Argue
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Jim Argue Jr. is president and CEO of the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas. He says Jesus' Parable of the Talents is a reminder that we are to be good stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. 
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Profiles in Goodwill: Danny Chisholm
Profiles in Goodwill: Danny Chisholm

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Growing up in Louisiana, Danny Chisholm, senior pastor of University Heights Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.

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Profiles in Goodwill: James Gordon
Profiles in Goodwill: James Gordon
By: EthicsDaily Staff
James Gordon is part-time minister of Montrose Baptist Church in Angus, Scotland, and the former principal of the Scottish Baptist College. He is also a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.
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Vatican Calls for Day of Prayer, Reflection on Human Trafficking
Vatican Calls for Day of Prayer, Reflection on Human Trafficking

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The Vatican has called global Christians to make Feb. 8 an international day for prayer and reflection on human trafficking. Other supporters include Anglican, Jewish and Muslim leaders.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Blake McKinney
Profiles in Goodwill: Blake McKinney
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Blake McKinney, pastor of First Baptist Church of Lee's Summit, Missouri, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. His favorite Bible book, Jonah, reveals God's relentless love for us.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Greg DeLoach
Profiles in Goodwill: Greg DeLoach
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Greg DeLoach, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. His favorite Scripture is in Genesis, where Jacob wrestles with the angel of the Lord.
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A Good New Year's Resolution: Bible Study
A Good New Year's Resolution: Bible Study

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The new year finds many of us making resolutions about what we will do and how we will be different and better in the coming year. Start off the new year well with one of EthicsDaily.com's 17 Bible studies.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Neville Callam
Profiles in Goodwill: Neville Callam
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Neville Callam, general secretary and chief executive officer of the Baptist World Alliance, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. He's perfectly content to spend a few hours in a great theological library.
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Beloved Baptist Leader Carolyn Crumpler Dies
Beloved Baptist Leader Carolyn Crumpler Dies

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Beloved Baptist leader Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler died on Jan. 2. Always loyal to her institution and a tireless advocate for missions, she challenged Southern Baptists to engage social issues.

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Profiles Highlight EthicsDaily.com's Diverse, Global Reach
Profiles Highlight EthicsDaily.com's Diverse, Global Reach

By: EthicsDaily Staff
With nearly 80 Profiles in Goodwill published on EthicsDaily.com, contributors came from diverse denominational and geographic backgrounds. Among favorite verses, one passage was cited four times.

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2014's Most Popular Bible Verses Came from 7 Books
2014's Most Popular Bible Verses Came from 7 Books
By: EthicsDaily Staff
The 10 most popular Bible verses in 2014 were from seven of the 66 biblical texts, a Christianity Today report said. And the most popular verse was in the Book of Romans.
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Charitable Giving Skyrockets in December
Charitable Giving Skyrockets in December

By: EthicsDaily Staff
More than 33 percent of all charitable giving takes place in the last three months of the year, according to a Blackbaud.com report, with 17 percent coming in December.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Azar Ajaj
Profiles in Goodwill: Azar Ajaj

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Azar Ajaj, president of Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary in Israel, writes columns featured on EthicsDaily.com. His favorite Bible verse from Ephesians 2 is a reminder that God has a purpose for our lives.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Barry Howard
Profiles in Goodwill: Barry Howard

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Barry Howard, senior minister at the First Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida, writes columns featured on EthicsDaily.com. His favorite Bible verses are from Romans 12, calling us to be transformed by grace.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Kevin Hagan
Profiles in Goodwill: Kevin Hagan
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Kevin Hagan, president and CEO of Feed the Children, writes columns featured on EthicsDaily.com. Two verses from Isaiah 43 sum up his theology about life: God is always up to something new.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Rob Hewell
Profiles in Goodwill: Rob Hewell
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Rob Hewell, a professor at Ouachita Baptist University, writes columns featured on EthicsDaily.com. He is also a resident fellow and professor of worship at B.H. Carroll Theological Institute.
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Skype Interview: Grace Ji-Sun Kim on Climate Change and Human Rights
Skype Interview: Grace Ji-Sun Kim on Climate Change and Human Rights

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Those who suffer most from climate change are the vulnerable, the poor and poorer nations, says Grace Ji-Sun Kim in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Bishop Anthony Taylor
Profiles in Goodwill: Bishop Anthony Taylor
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Bishop Anthony Taylor is the bishop of the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas. He was an interviewee in EthicsDaily.com's documentary on faith and immigration, "Gospel Without Borders."
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Profiles in Goodwill: Mandy McMichael
Profiles in Goodwill: Mandy McMichael
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Mandy McMichael, assistant professor of religion at Huntingdon College in Alabama, writes columns featured on EthicsDaily.com and has taken part in two Skype interviews.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Steve Copley
Profiles in Goodwill: Steve Copley

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Steve Copley is a church and community missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, serving as executive director of Interfaith Arkansas.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Jesse Wheeler
Profiles in Goodwill: Jesse Wheeler
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Jesse Wheeler, projects manager at the Institute of Middle East Studies at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.
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Profiles in Goodwill: David Hull
Profiles in Goodwill: David Hull
By: EthicsDaily Staff
David Hull, the southeast coordinator for the Center for Healthy Churches, has been featured in several Skype interviews on EthicsDaily.com. He has served as pastor of First Baptist in Huntsville, Alabama.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Juan Aragon
Profiles in Goodwill: Juan Aragon
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Juan Aragón is the Hispanic ministries' strategist for the West Virginia Baptist Convention of the American Baptist Churches, USA. His columns are featured on EthicsDaily.com.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Greg Mamula
Profiles in Goodwill: Greg Mamula
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Greg Mamula, an ordained American Baptist minister who serves as associate executive minister of American Baptist Churches of Nebraska, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Tony Peck
Profiles in Goodwill: Tony Peck
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Tony Peck is general secretary of the European Baptist Federation. He is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com and also has participated in several video interviews.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Trudy Johnson
Profiles in Goodwill: Trudy Johnson
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Trudy Johnson, associate director of Global Women in Pelham, Alabama, writes columns featured on EthicsDaily.com. Her favorite Scripture passage is the woman at the well in John's Gospel.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Mike Massar
Profiles in Goodwill: Mike Massar

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Mike Massar, co-pastor of University Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, writes columns featured on EthicsDaily.com. He grew up in Midland, Texas.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Jackie Baugh Moore
Profiles in Goodwill: Jackie Baugh Moore
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Jackie Baugh Moore is vice president of the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation. The Texas native says two of her favorite Scripture passages are found in Ephesians.
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Profiles In Goodwill: Jon Kuhrt
Profiles In Goodwill: Jon Kuhrt
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Jon Kuhrt, executive director of Social Work at West London Mission, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. He grew up in South London and his favorite biblical book is Acts.
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Profiles In Goodwill: J.V. McKinney
Profiles In Goodwill: J.V. McKinney

By: EthicsDaily Staff
J.V. McKinney, retired from a 38-year career with the YMCA in Arkansas and Tennesse, now enjoys taking photos for organizations that make a difference, like the Baptist Center for Ethics.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Arthur Brown
Profiles in Goodwill: Arthur Brown
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Arthur Brown, assistant director of the Institute of Middle East Studies based in Lebanon, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. Learn why Matthew 21:12-17 inspires him.
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Profiles In Goodwill: Darrell James
Profiles In Goodwill: Darrell James

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Darrell James is the senior pastor of Culbertson Baptist Church in New Albany, Indiana, and a longtime Baptist Center for Ethics advocate and event volunteer.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Robin Sandbothe
Profiles in Goodwill: Robin Sandbothe

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Robin Sandbothe, the director of seminary relations for Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Israel Olofinjana
Profiles in Goodwill: Israel Olofinjana
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Israel Olofinjana, minister of Woolwich Central Baptist Church in southeast London and director of the Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Rick Love
Profiles in Goodwill: Rick Love
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Rick Love, president of Peace Catalyst International and associate director of the World Evangelical Alliance peace and reconciliation initiative, is a featured columnist for EthicsDaily.com.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Faliku Dukuly
Profiles in Goodwill: Faliku Dukuly

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Faliku S. Dukuly, founder and executive director of Hoping Communities in Liberia, writes columns for EthicsDaily.com. He grew up in a small village in Liberia.

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EthicsDaily.com Documentaries Air on Expanded TV Network
EthicsDaily.com Documentaries Air on Expanded TV Network
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Three EthicsDaily.com documentaries on prisons, racism and immigration are coming back for an encore on an expanding network focused on African Americans.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Preston Clegg
Profiles in Goodwill: Preston Clegg

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Preston Clegg, pastor of Little Rock's Second Baptist Church in Arkansas, writes columns for EthicsDaily.com. His favorite film is "The Shawshank Redemption" for its message of hope.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Elijah Brown
Profiles in Goodwill: Elijah Brown
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Elijah Brown, director of the Freedom Center and associate professor of missions at East Texas Baptist University, is a featured columnist for EthicsDaily.com.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Rupen Das
Profiles in Goodwill: Rupen Das
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Rupen Das, director of the master of religion in Middle Eastern and North African studies at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Brock Ratcliff
Profiles in Goodwill: Brock Ratcliff
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Brock Ratcliff, a minister at Madison Chapel and a mathematics and computer science teacher at Clinton Alternative School, both in Mississippi, is a featured columnist for EthicsDaily.com.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Helle Liht
Profiles in Goodwill: Helle Liht

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Helle Liht, assistant general secretary at the European Baptist Federation, writes columns featured on EthicsDaily.com. She grew up in the capital of Estonia in northern Europe.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Matt Sapp
Profiles in Goodwill: Matt Sapp
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Matt Sapp, pastor at Heritage Baptist Fellowship in Canton, Georgia, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. His favorite film is a classic starring Jimmy Stewart.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Martin Accad
Profiles in Goodwill: Martin Accad
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Martin Accad, director of the Institute of Middle East Studies at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, writes columns for EthicsDaily.com. As a teen, he played lead guitar for a Christian heavy metal band.
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EthicsDaily.com Joins the #GivingTuesday Movement to
EthicsDaily.com Joins the #GivingTuesday Movement to "Get Out the Give"
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EthicsDaily.com has joined the #GivingTuesday movement, which harnesses the power of social media to create a national moment dedicated to giving.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Seth Vopat
Profiles in Goodwill: Seth Vopat
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Seth M. Vopat, associate pastor of youth and family at Louisburg First Baptist Church in Kansas, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. His favorite film is an adaptation of a Victor Hugo novel.
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Arkansas Faith Leaders: Remember Prisoners, Engage in Prison Ministry
Arkansas Faith Leaders: Remember Prisoners, Engage in Prison Ministry

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Arkansas' Catholic, Lutheran and Episcopal bishops and others are calling people of faith across the state to remember an often-overlooked group: prisoners.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Mitch Carnell
Profiles in Goodwill: Mitch Carnell

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Mitch Carnell, a consultant specializing in effective communication, is a columnist for EthicsDaily.com. His favorite film is a best-picture Oscar-winner that shows how love and respect overcome racial biases.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Griff Martin
Profiles in Goodwill: Griff Martin

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Griff Martin, co-pastor of University Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. Find out why his office resembles a Greek Orthodox church.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Don Sewell
Profiles in Goodwill: Don Sewell

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Don Sewell, director of Faith in Action Initiatives at Baylor Scott and White Health in Texas, writes columns featured on EthicsDaily.com. He grew up in an oil-refining town in the Texas Panhandle.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Michael Helms
Profiles in Goodwill: Michael Helms
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Michael Helms, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Jefferson, Georgia, writes columns for EthicsDaily.com. Learn why his favorite book in the Bible reminds him of chocolate.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Doug Dortch
Profiles in Goodwill: Doug Dortch
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Doug Dortch, senior minister of Mountain Brook Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, writes columns for EthicsDaily.com. His favorite film is a classic featuring Humphrey Bogart.
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Faith and Prisons Documentary to Be Screened at Texas Baptists' Annual Meeting
Faith and Prisons Documentary to Be Screened at Texas Baptists' Annual Meeting
By: EthicsDaily Staff
EthicsDaily.com's faith and prisons documentary, will be screened on Nov. 17 during the Baptist General Convention of Texas' annual meeting.
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Profiles In Goodwill: Nick Lear
Profiles In Goodwill: Nick Lear
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Nick Lear, currently serving at Colchester Baptist Church in Essex in the United Kingdom, writes columns for EthicsDaily.com. The reaction to Jesus' resurrection in Luke 24 is his favorite Bible passage.
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Profiles In Goodwill: Leroy Seat
Profiles In Goodwill: Leroy Seat
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Leroy Seat, a missionary to Japan from 1966-2004 who is both professor emeritus of Seinan Gakuin University and pastor emeritus of Fukuoka International Church, is an EthicsDaily.com columnist.
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Profiles In Goodwill: Wissam al-Saliby
Profiles In Goodwill: Wissam al-Saliby
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Wissam al-Saliby, partnerships manager at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. His favorite Bible passage is Isaiah 6.
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Profiles In Goodwill: Bill Ireland
Profiles In Goodwill: Bill Ireland
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Bill Ireland, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dalton, Georgia, writes columns that appear on EthicsDaily.com. Genesis, Job and Philippians are his three favorite books in the Bible.
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Profiles In Goodwill: Elie Haddad
Profiles In Goodwill: Elie Haddad
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Elie Haddad, president of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon, writes columns featured on EthicsDaily.com. Find out why Acts 13:22 holds a special meaning for him.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Sam Chaise
Profiles in Goodwill: Sam Chaise
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Sam Chaise, executive director of Canadian Baptist Ministries, writes columns that appear on EthicsDaily.com. Find out why the book of Samuel is such an inspiration to him.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Emmanuel McCall
Profiles in Goodwill: Emmanuel McCall

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Emmanuel McCall, interim pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, was an interviewee in EthicsDaily.com's "Beneath the Skin: Baptists and Racism" and a former Baptist Center for Ethics board member.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Mitch Randall
Profiles in Goodwill: Mitch Randall
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Mitch Randall, pastor of NorthHaven Baptist Church in Oklahoma, is an EthicsDaily.com columnist. He's featured in "Different Books, Common Word: Baptists and Muslims," an EthicsDaily.com documentary.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Richard Wilson
Profiles in Goodwill: Richard Wilson
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Richard Wilson, professor of theology and chair of the department of Christianity in the college of liberal arts at Mercer University, writes for EthicsDaily.com and is a fan of "On the Waterfront."
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Profiles in Goodwill: Sarah Stone
Profiles in Goodwill: Sarah Stone
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Sarah Stone is a writer for BMS World Mission; her articles are featured on EthicsDaily.com. Her favorite Bible verses are from Isaiah and remind her of God's heart for justice and the poor.
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Skype Interview: Sayyid Syeed on ISIS
Skype Interview: Sayyid Syeed on ISIS

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A new Islamic document aims to keep Muslim youths from falling victim to misunderstandings of Islam perpetuated by ISIS. Sayyid Syeed has the details in a new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Terrell Carter
Profiles in Goodwill: Terrell Carter
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Terrell Carter, minister of administration at Third Baptist Church in St. Louis, writes columns for EthicsDaily.com. He grew up in St. Louis but spent his high school years in Texas.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Bob Newell
Profiles in Goodwill: Bob Newell

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Bob Newell, formerly ministry coordinator for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in Athens, Greece, writes for EthicsDaily.com. "Cool Hand Luke" is his favorite film because it subtly communicates biblical truth.

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Profiles in Goodwill: David Kerrigan
Profiles in Goodwill: David Kerrigan
By: EthicsDaily Staff
David Kerrigan, general director of BMS World Mission, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. He grew up a few miles from the birthplace of one of history's most famous playwrights.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Chuck Summers
Profiles in Goodwill: Chuck Summers
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Chuck Summers, a pastor of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Henderson, Kentucky, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. Find out why Psalm 34:8 holds special meaning for him.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Drew Smith
Profiles in Goodwill: Drew Smith
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Drew Smith, director of international programs at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, writes columns for EthicsDaily.com. Find out which of the gospels is his favorite and why.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Paul Hobson
Profiles in Goodwill: Paul Hobson
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Paul Hobson, media coordinator for the Baptist Union of Great Britain, writes news articles that appear on EthicsDaily.com. If you look closely, you can spot him in not one, but two, Bollywood movies.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Chuck Warnock
Profiles in Goodwill: Chuck Warnock

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Chuck Warnock, pastor of Chatham Baptist Church in Chatham, Virginia, writes columns that appear on EthicsDaily.com. Find out when he became a vegetarian.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Sara Powell
Profiles in Goodwill: Sara Powell
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Sara Powell, a freelance writer and former board member of the Baptist Center for Ethics, pens columns for EthicsDaily.com. Her favorite film won the Oscar for best picture of 1965.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Larry Eubanks
Profiles in Goodwill: Larry Eubanks
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Larry Eubanks, pastor of First Baptist Church in Frederick, Maryland, writes columns for EthicsDaily.com. His favorite Bible passage is a parable found in the Gospel of Luke.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Reggie Warren
Profiles in Goodwill: Reggie Warren

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Reggie Warren, pastor of Union Hill Baptist Church in Brookneal, Virginia, writes articles for EthicsDaily.com. Do you know what he did until his junior year in college? Read his profile and find out.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Ircel Harrison
Profiles in Goodwill: Ircel Harrison
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Ircel Harrison, coaching coordinator for Pinnacle Leadership Associates, writes columns featured on EthicsDaily.com. Gregory Peck stars in his favorite movie. Do you know what it is?
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Profiles in Goodwill: Molly T. Marshall
Profiles in Goodwill: Molly T. Marshall

By: Molly Marshall
Molly T. Marshall, president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas, provides columns for EthicsDaily.com. Find out why her favorite Scripture verses are from 2 Corinthians.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Bill Wilson
Profiles in Goodwill: Bill Wilson
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Bill Wilson, president of the Center for Healthy Churches in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, pens columns for EthicsDaily.com. Find out why Numbers 13 is his favorite Scripture passage.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Grace Ji-Sun Kim
Profiles in Goodwill: Grace Ji-Sun Kim
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Grace Ji-Sun Kim, a visiting researcher at Georgetown University, is an EthicsDaily.com columnist. Her favorite film reminds us of the danger of greed, lust and colonialism.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Joe LaGuardia
Profiles in Goodwill: Joe LaGuardia
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Joe LaGuardia, senior pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Conyers, Georgia, is a columnist for EthicsDaily.com. Learn more about which of the Gospels is his favorite.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Dennis Bickers
Profiles in Goodwill: Dennis Bickers
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Dennis Bickers, an EthicsDaily.com columnist, is a resource minister with the American Baptist Churches of Indiana and Kentucky. Find out if this public speaker is an introvert or extrovert.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Elizabeth Evans Hagan
Profiles in Goodwill: Elizabeth Evans Hagan
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Elizabeth Evans Hagan, whose columns are featured on EthicsDaily.com, is a freelance writer and ordained Baptist minister. Find out what mode of transportation you're unlikely to find her using.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Colin Harris
Profiles in Goodwill: Colin Harris

By: Colin Harris
Colin Harris, a columnist for EthicsDaily.com, is professor emeritus of religious studies at Mercer University. Check out his profile to find out why his favorite movie is "Inherit the Wind."

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Profiles in Goodwill: Daniel Carro
Profiles in Goodwill: Daniel Carro

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Daniel Carro, professor of divinity at the John Leland Center for Theological Studies in Arlington, Virginia, is a board member of the Baptist Center for Ethics. Find out more about him here.

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Survey: Religious Faith 3rd Most Important Quality to Teach Kids
Survey: Religious Faith 3rd Most Important Quality to Teach Kids
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Religious faith finished third for the most important quality to teach children, a survey discovered. Only being responsible and hard work ranked ahead of it.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Kevin Heifner
Profiles in Goodwill: Kevin Heifner
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Kevin Heifner, a nephrologist in Little Rock, Arkansas, serves as a board member of the Baptist Center for Ethics. You can learn more about him by checking out his profile.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Michael Cheuk
Profiles in Goodwill: Michael Cheuk

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Michael Cheuk, pastor of University Baptist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a board member of the Baptist Center for Ethics. More details about him are in this profile.

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Skype Interview: Grace Ji-Sun Kim on the Interfaith Summit
Skype Interview: Grace Ji-Sun Kim on the Interfaith Summit
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Grace Ji-Sun Kim, member of the World Council of Church's working group on climate change, talks to EthicsDaily.com via Skype about the interfaith summit on the environment.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Clista Adkins
Profiles in Goodwill: Clista Adkins
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Clista Adkins, a minister currently living in Shreveport, Louisiana, is a board member of the Baptist Center for Ethics. Check out her profile here to learn more about her.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Steve Vernon
Profiles in Goodwill: Steve Vernon

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Steve Vernon, associate executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, is a board member of the Baptist Center for Ethics. Learn more in this profile.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Babs Baugh
Profiles in Goodwill: Babs Baugh
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Babs Baugh, a member of Woodland Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas, also serves as a board member of the Baptist Center for Ethics. Here is a little more about her.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Keith Herron
Profiles in Goodwill: Keith Herron
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Keith Herron, senior pastor of Holmeswood Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri, is a board member of the Baptist Center for Ethics. Learn more about him here.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Ed Hogan
Profiles in Goodwill: Ed Hogan
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Pastor of The Path to the Cross Church in Houston, Ed Hogan also serves as a board member for the Baptist Center for Ethics. Learn more about him here.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Beth Fogg
Profiles in Goodwill: Beth Fogg
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Beth Fogg serves as a board member for the Baptist Center for Ethics and works with Mission Resource Development in the Office of the General Secretary of American Baptist Churches, USA.
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National Religious Broadcasters Network Will Air EthicsDaily.com Documentary
National Religious Broadcasters Network Will Air EthicsDaily.com Documentary
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Reaching 45 million homes, one of the largest Christian TV networks will air EthicsDaily.com's documentary on faith and prisons.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Michael Leathers
Profiles in Goodwill: Michael Leathers

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Michael Leathers is EthicsDaily.com's copy editor. Learn more about him here, including his work as a PR professional for an Illinois hospital and as a writer of church drama scripts.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Joel Emerson
Profiles in Goodwill: Joel Emerson
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Joel Emerson, web editor at EthicsDaily.com, is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Check out his profile here to learn more about him.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Brian Kaylor
Profiles in Goodwill: Brian Kaylor
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Brian Kaylor is a contributing editor for EthicsDaily.com and the communications and engagement leader for Churchnet in Missouri. You can learn more about him here.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Guy Sayles
Profiles in Goodwill: Guy Sayles
By: EthicsDaily Staff
In addition to writing columns for Ethics Daily.com, Guy Sayles is pastor of First Baptist Church in Asheville, North Carolina, and a board member of the Baptist Center for Ethics.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Zach Dawes
Profiles in Goodwill: Zach Dawes
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Zach Dawes is the managing editor at EthicsDaily.com. In addition to reading his articles on our website, you can learn more about him in this quick profile.
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Profiles in Goodwill: Cliff Vaughn
Profiles in Goodwill: Cliff Vaughn
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Cliff Vaughn is the media producer at EthicsDaily.com and an adjunct instructor at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Here's a profile to tell you more about him.
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Ebola Creates Medical, Economic and Humanitarian Crises in Liberia
Ebola Creates Medical, Economic and Humanitarian Crises in Liberia
By: EthicsDaily Staff
The isolation being used to curb the spread of Ebola in Liberia has negatively impacted its economy. Quarantines have heightened fear and tension, leading to violence.
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Faith-Based Groups Work to Address Widespread Hunger in U.S.
Faith-Based Groups Work to Address Widespread Hunger in U.S.
By: EthicsDaily Staff
One in seven people in the U.S. seek food assistance, a new report says. Despite the need, many agencies reported that they had to reduce services in the last year.
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Fundraising Goal Met; Documentary Airs Tonight
Fundraising Goal Met; Documentary Airs Tonight
By: EthicsDaily Staff
EthicsDaily.com met its $3,000 fundraising to cover costs for getting "Gospel Without Borders" quality-ready for TV broadcast on the same week that the documentary aired on Soul of the South Network.
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TV Network Will Air EthicsDaily.com Documentary on Faith, Prisons
TV Network Will Air EthicsDaily.com Documentary on Faith, Prisons
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Highlighting the faith community's engagement with prisons, "Through the Door," an EthicsDaily.com documentary, will receive its first of several broadcasts on Aug. 25 on Soul of the South Network.
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TV Network Will Air EthicsDaily.com Documentary on Faith, Immigration
TV Network Will Air EthicsDaily.com Documentary on Faith, Immigration
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Soul of the South Network will begin airing "Gospel Without Borders" at 8 p.m. Central time on Aug. 18.
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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.

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Faith Leaders Call for Compassion Toward Undocumented Children
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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TV Network Will Air EthicsDaily.com Documentary on Baptists and Racism
TV Network Will Air EthicsDaily.com Documentary on Baptists and Racism
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Soul of the South Network will air EthicsDaily.com's documentary, "Beneath the Skin: Baptists and Racism," on July 28, with multiple broadcasts after the initial airing.
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Survey: Jews, Christians Viewed Most Positively in U.S.
Survey: Jews, Christians Viewed Most Positively in U.S.
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Jews and Christians are viewed most positively in the United States, a new Pew Research Center poll found. On the other end of the scale, atheists and Muslims were received most coldly.
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Partisanship, Prayers for Peace Offer Contrasting Responses to Gaza Conflict
Partisanship, Prayers for Peace Offer Contrasting Responses to Gaza Conflict
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Even in the Israel-Palestine conflict, political and religious affiliations often define responses. The partisanship shows the need for the faithful to pray for peace.
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Skype Interview: Elijah Brown on Ethiopia's Religious History
Skype Interview: Elijah Brown on Ethiopia's Religious History
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How do King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, the Ark of the Covenant and Italian food tie into Ethiopia's religious history and context? Find out in the new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com.
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Key Shifts Taking Place in Undocumented Immigration
Key Shifts Taking Place in Undocumented Immigration

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The primary crossing location for undocumented immigrants has moved to Texas' Rio Grande Valley, and Central American children are crossing in record numbers.

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Survey: Public Trust in Many U.S. Institutions Declines
Survey: Public Trust in Many U.S. Institutions Declines
By: EthicsDaily Staff
While there hasn't been a decline each year, confidence in organized religion has been on a downward trajectory overall since 1975. The latest results of Gallup's annual survey are the second lowest.
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Skype Interview: Martin Accad on The Middle East Consultation
Skype Interview: Martin Accad on The Middle East Consultation
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The Middle East Consultation equips participants to respond to the challenges facing Christians and Muslims in the Middle East, says Martin Accad in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview.
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Charitable Giving Increases, Except to Houses to Faith
Charitable Giving Increases, Except to Houses to Faith

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Overall charitable giving may have increased by 4.4 percent in 2013, but houses of faith saw a slight decline in giving, according to the annual report from Giving USA.

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Majority Still Favor Path to Citizenship for Undocumented
Majority Still Favor Path to Citizenship for Undocumented
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Despite Washington's delays, a strong majority of Americans—62 percent—still favor immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship, a new report says.
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Skype Interview: Grace Ji-Sun Kim on Climate Change
Skype Interview: Grace Ji-Sun Kim on Climate Change
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Climate change is affecting developing countries, where the poor are suffering from the habits of rich people around the world, says Grace Ji-Sun Kim in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview.
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Skype Interview: David Hull on Death and Dying (Part 2)
Skype Interview: David Hull on Death and Dying (Part 2)
By: EthicsDaily Staff
While most Christians are afraid to talk about death, pastors could help their members by talking about the journey to a good death, said David Hull in a new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com.
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Skype Interview: David Hull on Death and Dying (Part 1)
Skype Interview: David Hull on Death and Dying (Part 1)
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William Hull's son talks about how his father, who died last year after battling Lou Gehrig's disease, faced death and dying in a new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com.
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Survey: Hispanic Americans Leaving Roman Catholic Church
Survey: Hispanic Americans Leaving Roman Catholic Church
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Hispanics are still predominantly Catholic, but 24 percent have now converted from Catholicism, either turning to Protestantism or remaining religiously unaffiliated, a new study found.
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Prison-and-Faith Documentary to Air Thursday in Georgia
Prison-and-Faith Documentary to Air Thursday in Georgia
By: EthicsDaily Staff
"Through the Door," EthicsDaily.com's new documentary on prisons and faith is set to broadcast on Thursday in Georgia – the state with the fourth largest prison population.
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Study: Language, Work Key for Immigrants to Integrate Successfully
Study: Language, Work Key for Immigrants to Integrate Successfully
By: EthicsDaily Staff
While immigration reform remains divisive, everyone wants to see immigrants thrive in the U.S., a new report says.
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Preference for Printed Bible Remains Strong; E-Bible Use Increases
Preference for Printed Bible Remains Strong; E-Bible Use Increases

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The use of electronic forms of the Bible has increased while a preference for print editions remained strong, an annual survey from The Barna Group says.

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Religious Diversity Most Prevalent in Asia-Pacific Region
Religious Diversity Most Prevalent in Asia-Pacific Region
By: EthicsDaily Staff
The most religiously diverse nations are in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the Pew Research Center. The nation with the highest religious diversity rating was Singapore.
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Diverse Reaction within Faith Community to Movie
Diverse Reaction within Faith Community to Movie "Noah"
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Even while more people are reportedly reading the original story from Genesis online, the Hollywood blockbuster "Noah" has drawn a mixed response from the faith community.
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Skype Interview: Robin Sandbothe on Social Media
Skype Interview: Robin Sandbothe on Social Media
By: EthicsDaily Staff
If your ministry uses social media, you have to stay on top of the changes. Learn how Central Baptist Theological Seminary views social media in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview.
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"Beneath the Skin" to Be Screened in Metro Detroit
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Sponsored by an association of American Baptist churches in Detroit, "Beneath the Skin," EthicsDaily.com's documentary on Baptists and racism, will be screened at Detroit's First Baptist Church on April 12.
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Skype Interview: Alia Abboud on Lebanese Churches and Syria's Civil War
Skype Interview: Alia Abboud on Lebanese Churches and Syria's Civil War

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Alia Abboud explains how Lebanese churches are meeting the needs of Syrian refugees in Lebanon in a new Skype interview.

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Prison and Faith Documentary Draws Positive Reviews Across Ecumenical Community
Prison and Faith Documentary Draws Positive Reviews Across Ecumenical Community
By: EthicsDaily Staff
EthicsDaily.com's new documentary about faith and prisons has received the praise of Christian leaders from several denominations.
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Study: E-Cigarettes May Encourage Conventional Cigarette Use
Study: E-Cigarettes May Encourage Conventional Cigarette Use

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A new study raises concerns about the link between e-cigarette use and conventional smoking, particularly among adolescents. And the CDC says e-cigarette use jumped 7 percent in adolescents.

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Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina To Screen
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina To Screen "Through the Door"

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A new documentary on prisons and faith, "Through the Door," will be shown at First Baptist in Greensboro, N.C., in March.

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Local Baptist Church Recognized for
Local Baptist Church Recognized for "Going Green"
By: EthicsDaily Staff
First Baptist of Austin is one of the "greenest" churches in central Texas. The city of Austin awarded its Green Business Leaders Program platinum certification award to the church.
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Politicians Divided Over Restoration of Voting Rights for Felons
Politicians Divided Over Restoration of Voting Rights for Felons

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Senate Democrats are divided over the restoration of voting rights for felons. GOP Sen. Rand Paul, meanwhile, has a bill to restore the right to vote to nonviolent felons after they complete their sentencing.

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Skype Interview: Anthony Peck on Ukraine
Skype Interview: Anthony Peck on Ukraine
By: EthicsDaily Staff
What does the ongoing situation between Ukraine and Russia means for Baptists in the region? The European Baptist Federation's general secretary explains in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview.
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Skype Interview: Greg DeLoach on Lent
Skype Interview: Greg DeLoach on Lent

By: EthicsDaily Staff
More Baptist churches are observing Lent, which begins on March 5 this year. Learn how one Baptist pastor and his church began to recognize Lent in their services.

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Tweets Accompany Premiere Screening of
Tweets Accompany Premiere Screening of "Through the Door" in Richmond
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Tweets gave EthicsDaily.com readers an inside look at the premiere screening of a new documentary on prisons and faith, held on Feb. 17.
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Study: Formerly Incarcerated Credit Religion with Positive Change
Study: Formerly Incarcerated Credit Religion with Positive Change

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Religious involvement leads to positive life change for those released from prison, says a new study, which interviewed "successful ex-offenders" who had no arrests or incarcerations for at least two years.

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Nebraska Study: Lack of Rehabilitation a Factor in High Recidivism
Nebraska Study: Lack of Rehabilitation a Factor in High Recidivism
By: EthicsDaily Staff
A study of Nebraska's correctional system cited rehabilitative services as a key factor in addressing overcrowding, growing prison costs and high recidivism rates.
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State of the State Addresses Reveal Need for Prison Reform
State of the State Addresses Reveal Need for Prison Reform

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Governors launched into their State of the State addresses, and a common theme for many was prison reform and the role substance abuse plays in the number of incarcerated offenders.

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Prison Reform Proving to Be an Exception to Partisan Politics
Prison Reform Proving to Be an Exception to Partisan Politics

By: EthicsDaily.com Staff
Eschewing the partisan acrimony that typifies today's political landscape, state and national lawmakers from across the political spectrum are working together to enact prison reform.

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Prison and Faith Documentary to Premiere in Richmond
Prison and Faith Documentary to Premiere in Richmond
By: EthicsDaily.com Staff
EthicsDaily.com's new documentary on prisons and faith, "Through the Door," will premiere at Bon Air Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., on Feb. 17, exploring the initiative of churches and faith-based groups in four states. 
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 New Documentary on Role of Faith in Prisons
New Documentary on Role of Faith in Prisons
By: EthicsDaily.com Staff
"Through the Door," the title of EthicsDaily.com's new documentary, highlights the gate through which Christians walk to visit those in prison and from which emerge those whom Christians should welcome back into society.
 
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Super Bowl Encourages Sex Trafficking, NFL's Response Questionable
Super Bowl Encourages Sex Trafficking, NFL's Response Questionable
By: EthicsDaily.com Staff
Many groups are on guard against sex trafficking surrounding the Super Bowl. What steps is the National Football League taking? 
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Skype Interview: Rick Love and Christian-Muslim Relationships
Skype Interview: Rick Love and Christian-Muslim Relationships
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Christians don't appreciate the diversity that exists among the world's 1.5 billion Muslims, says the author of a book on Christian-Muslim relationships in a Skype interview with EthicsDaily.com.
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Survey: Hostilities Involving Religion Surged in 2012
Survey: Hostilities Involving Religion Surged in 2012

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Religious hostility increased in nearly all regions of the world, a new report found. Nearly three-fourths of the global population in 2012 lived in areas where religious hostility was high or very high.

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Global Baptists Contribute to Global Church Observation - Lent
Global Baptists Contribute to Global Church Observation - Lent

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Although few Baptists observe Lent, we can learn a great deal from this tradition. EthicsDaily.com has a Lenten Bible study with contributions from international Baptists.

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Prescription Drug Abuse, Overdose Is Growing Trend Leading to Imprisonment
Prescription Drug Abuse, Overdose Is Growing Trend Leading to Imprisonment

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Prescription drug abuse is a growing trend in both rural and urban areas of the U.S., becoming a leading factor in U.S. imprisonments.

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Overcrowding Continues Despite Decline in Prison Population
Overcrowding Continues Despite Decline in Prison Population
By:  EthicsDaily Staff
Even as the U.S. prison population declined in 2012, 18 states and the Federal Bureau of Prisons were operating prison systems above 100 percent of their maximum reported facility capacity.
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Survey: Strong Affirmation of Human Evolution in U.S.
Survey: Strong Affirmation of Human Evolution in U.S.
By:  EthicsDaily Staff
While 60 percent of U.S. adults affirm human evolution, most black Protestants and white evangelical Protestants believe humans existed in their present form since the beginning of time, a survey found.
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Year-End Giving Options to Baptist Center for Ethics
Year-End Giving Options to Baptist Center for Ethics
Recognizing that charitable giving spikes in December, the Baptist Center for Ethics has turned more energetically this month to appealing for individual donor support through the use of social media.
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Evangelism by Millennials Is On the Rise, Study Says
Evangelism by Millennials Is On the Rise, Study Says
Often perceived as focusing on social justice to the neglect of evangelism, millennials are more likely to share their faith with others than any other social group, a survey found.
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Perception of Clergy Ethics, Honesty Continues to Decline
Perception of Clergy Ethics, Honesty Continues to Decline
Positive perceptions of clergy continue to slide, a Gallup poll found. For the first time, less than 50 percent of respondents rated clergy "high" or "very high."
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Throughout Holidays, Churches Invest in Local Community
Throughout Holidays, Churches Invest in Local Community

Baptist churches across the United States are, once again, providing significant social capital during the Advent and Christmas holidays. Here are a few ways they're making a difference.

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Survey Highlights Changing Perceptions on End-of-Life Issues
Survey Highlights Changing Perceptions on End-of-Life Issues
Two-thirds of adults agree that there are circumstances in which a patient should be allowed to die, according to a recent survey. Responses vary by religious affiliation.
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Barna Study Focuses on Faith of Pastor's Children
Barna Study Focuses on Faith of Pastor's Children
Four out of 10 senior pastors with children at least 15 years old said their children had significantly doubted their faith, a survey found. The highest responses? Pastors of white or mainline churches.
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Christians More Than Twice As Likely to Adopt a Child
Christians More Than Twice As Likely to Adopt a Child
A survey found that 5 percent of practicing U.S. Christians – compared to 2 percent of all U.S. adults – have adopted children. International adoptions, however, are rife with fraud and trafficking.
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Survey Notes Three Trends Shaping Information Age
Survey Notes Three Trends Shaping Information Age
Three trends are shaping the information age: a sense of life's increasing complexity, staying informed by skimming content and a desire for holistic integration of faith and life, a Barna survey says.
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Bill Would Require Display of
Bill Would Require Display of "In God We Trust" in Public School Classrooms
A GOP state rep in Pennsylvania has put forth a bill to require public schools to display "In God We Trust" in all classrooms, claiming its purpose is to educate about the national motto's origin.
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Popularity, Prevalence of Online Dating in U.S. Increased
Popularity, Prevalence of Online Dating in U.S. Increased
The popularity of online dating sites has grown in only a few years. One out of 10 Americans has used an online dating site or mobile dating app, says a recent Pew Internet report.
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EthicsDaily.com Netcast Deals with Burnout in Small Churches
EthicsDaily.com Netcast Deals with Burnout in Small Churches
EthicsDaily.com's first live netcast featured a discussion on small churches, covering topics such as pastoral care, community involvement and burnout for pastors and laity.
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New Study Reveals 30 Million Enslaved Globally
New Study Reveals 30 Million Enslaved Globally
Nearly 30 million people are enslaved globally, according to a first-of-its-kind report from the Walk for Freedom Foundation. The U.S was ranked 134 out of 160, with about 59,000 enslaved persons.
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Survey: Older Workers Put Off Retirement
Survey: Older Workers Put Off Retirement
Delaying retirement – or continuing to be employed in retirement – is a new dynamic for many aging Americans. Nearly half now expect to retire later than they previously thought, a survey found.
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EthicsDaily.com to Host Live Netcast on Small Churches
EthicsDaily.com to Host Live Netcast on Small Churches
EthicsDaily.com will host its first netcast on Tuesday, Oct. 22, on its website's home page, featuring a panel discussion on small churches. The live program will air at 11 a.m. ET.
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Skype Interview: Mandy McMichael on Miss America
Skype Interview: Mandy McMichael on Miss America "Firsts"
The Miss America pageant crowned its first Indian-American winner Sunday night. Learn about this and other Miss America firsts in the new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com.
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Skype Interview: Mandy McMichael on Beauty Pageants, Religion
Skype Interview: Mandy McMichael on Beauty Pageants, Religion
What's the relationship between religion and beauty pageants? An assistant professor and doctoral candidate shares her thoughts in a new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com.
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Syrian Refugee Crisis Swells
Syrian Refugee Crisis Swells
With some 5,000 refugees fleeing Syria each day, the total number has swelled to more than 2 million. And Christian organizations are stepping in to help where they can.
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Christian Leaders Split from Pro-War Political Leaders over Syria
Christian Leaders Split from Pro-War Political Leaders over Syria
A growing number of Christian leaders are speaking out against military intervention in Syria while an increasing number of U.S. politicians are lining up in support of bombing the country.
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Skype Interview: Anthony Peck on the Crisis in Egypt
Skype Interview: Anthony Peck on the Crisis in Egypt
Anthony Peck, part of a delegation visiting the Egyptian Baptist Convention some 18 months ago, discusses the crisis – and hope – in Egypt in a new Skype interview with EthicsDaily.com. (Photo: EthicsDaily.com)
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Church Skippers Are More Likely to be Smokers
Church Skippers Are More Likely to be Smokers
A high correlation exists between those who don't go to church but do smoke. Mormons and Jews had the lowest percentage of smokers while 18 percent of Catholics and 20 percent of Protestants smoke.
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Skype Interview: Tommy Haymore and the Community Garden
Skype Interview: Tommy Haymore and the Community Garden
Piney Grove Baptist Church in North Carolina is in the second year of its community garden – and the community has been responding. It's the latest Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com.
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Skype Interview: Lee Camp and the Tokens Show
Skype Interview: Lee Camp and the Tokens Show
Tokens, a theological variety show, unites "really good music and really good theology" without ruining both of them, says Lee Camp in the latest EthicsDaily.com Skype interview.
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Conservative Icon Calls for Prison Reform
Conservative Icon Calls for Prison Reform

A political icon credited with helping to create the Moral Majority in the 1970s has urged conservatives to back prison reform, pointing out that increased spending hasn't improved effectiveness.

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Skype Interview: Grace Ji-Sun Kim on the Korean Church
Skype Interview: Grace Ji-Sun Kim on the Korean Church
Christianity is booming in South Korea, a nation of 50 million. Grace Ji-Sun Kim talks about the state of the Korean church in a new Skype interview with EthicsDaily.com.
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Skype Interview: Stan Moody on Churches and Prisons
Skype Interview: Stan Moody on Churches and Prisons
The church "is doing virtually nothing" on the prison issue, says a pastor and former maximum-security prison chaplain in a new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com.
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Skype Interview: Kevin Hagan Discusses Feed the Children
Skype Interview: Kevin Hagan Discusses Feed the Children
Kevin Hagan, president and CEO of Feed the Children, explains how the organization is addressing the underlying causes of hunger in a new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com.
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Skype Interview: Martin Accad on Middle East Conference
Skype Interview: Martin Accad on Middle East Conference
A Middle East conference in Lebanon will examine the Christian and Islamic perspectives on human rights and responsibilities, says Martin Accad in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview.
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Skype Interview: Tyler Wigg-Stevenson on Saving the World
Skype Interview: Tyler Wigg-Stevenson on Saving the World
Those working for justice must be careful to avoid burnout and disillusionment, says the author of "The World Is Not Ours to Save" in a new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com.
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Skype Interview: Eileen Kidd and Tutoring Immigrants in North Carolina
Skype Interview: Eileen Kidd and Tutoring Immigrants in North Carolina
A North Carolina church's decision to tutor immigrant Hispanic children grew into a ministry to reach their parents. Learn more in the new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com.
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Skype Interview: Stephen Copley on Immigration DVD's Impact
Skype Interview: Stephen Copley on Immigration DVD's Impact
When church people are exposed to good information about what the Bible says about immigration, they are receptive to change, a Methodist minister says in an EthicsDaily.com Skype interview. (Photo: EthicsDaily.com)
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Skype Interview: Suzii Paynter on CBF's Future
Skype Interview: Suzii Paynter on CBF's Future
Suzii Paynter, nominee for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship executive coordinator, discusses CBF's short-term and long-term priorities in a new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com. (Photo: CBF)
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Skype Interview: Michael Helms Discusses Ricks Institute
Skype Interview: Michael Helms Discusses Ricks Institute
Ricks Institute, a K-12 school in Liberia, can put the West African nation back on its feet, a Georgia pastor says. Find out how in the latest Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com. (Photo: RicksOnline.org)
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Skype Interview: Lauren Colwell Discusses Lent
Skype Interview: Lauren Colwell Discusses Lent

Even in church life, it can be difficult to slow down. Lent allows us to reflect and contemplate, a Georgia minister says in the latest Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com.

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Nat'l Christian Group To Screen Faith and Immigration Documentary
Nat'l Christian Group To Screen Faith and Immigration Documentary
"Gospel Without Borders," EthicsDaily.com's documentary on faith and immigration, will be screened at this week's annual meeting of Christian Churches Together.
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Skype Interview: Bob and Janice Newell on Immigrants' Education
Skype Interview: Bob and Janice Newell on Immigrants' Education
Albanian immigrants in Greece often can't take advantage of extra private schooling for their kids. Bob and Janice Newell explain how they help in the latest EthicsDaily.com Skype interview.
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New Video Features Memory of King at Southern Seminary in 1961
New Video Features Memory of King at Southern Seminary in 1961

A new EthicsDaily.com video features memories of Martin Luther King Jr.'s appearance at a white Baptist seminary in the early 1960s, a controversial decision at the time. (PhotoBucket)

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Skype Interview: Zach Dawes on New Role as Managing Editor
Skype Interview: Zach Dawes on New Role as Managing Editor
How does what EthicsDaily.com offers connect to a trend in local church life? Zach Dawes, new managing editor of EthicsDaily.com, explains in our latest Skype interview.
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EthicsDaily.com, BWA Offer Lenten Bible Study
EthicsDaily.com, BWA Offer Lenten Bible Study
A Lenten Bible study series from EthicsDaily.com challenges Baptists to reflect on God's history of deliverance and to repent from self-centered and self-sufficient living.
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Stassen's Book Named to Christian Magazine's Top 10
Stassen's Book Named to Christian Magazine's Top 10
Glen Stassen, who was named EthicsDaily.com's 2012 Baptist of the Year, has written a book that's been picked as one of the top 10 by a leading Christian magazine.
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Poll: Americans' Religious Identity Still Mostly Christian
Poll: Americans' Religious Identity Still Mostly Christian
The United States remains a Christian nation, with more than nine out of 10 people confirming that they're affiliated with a Christian religion, says a new Gallup poll.
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Skype Interview: Courtney Allen Discusses
Skype Interview: Courtney Allen Discusses "Soul Food"
Soul Food, hosted by First Baptist of Dalton, Ga., feeds 300 to 500 people several times each month in a welcoming environment. Learn more in the newest Skype interview on EthicsDaily.com.
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Skype Interview: David Hull Discusses
Skype Interview: David Hull Discusses "Living Christmas Tree"
Constructing a Living Christmas Tree for the Christmas presentation at First Baptist of Huntsville, Ala., represents the church in action, Pastor David Hull says in an EthicsDaily.com Skype interview. (Photo: fbchsv.org)
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 Skype Interview: Wade Bibb on Preaching with an iPad
Skype Interview: Wade Bibb on Preaching with an iPad
More pastors are using iPads during their sermons. Wade Bibb, senior pastor of Central Baptist Church of Bearden, Tenn., shares the pros and cons in an EthicsDaily.com Skype interview.
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Palestinian Christians: PLO Deserves UN Recognition
Palestinian Christians: PLO Deserves UN Recognition
Palestinian Christian leaders signed a letter urging the United Nations to grant observer-state status to the PLO, calling it a step in the right direction to peace.
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Cornel West Calls Obama 'Republican in Blackface'
Cornel West Calls Obama 'Republican in Blackface'
An African-American seminary prof blasted President Obama for being an inauthentic African-American, referring to him as "a Rockefeller Republican in blackface."
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Skype Interview: Jim Somerville on Bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to Richmond
Skype Interview: Jim Somerville on Bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to Richmond
Some people will partner with First Baptist in Richmond, Va., but don't want to join. The church's pastor explains why that's OK in a Skype interview with EthicsDaily.com.
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Coptic and Anglican Leaders Chosen
Coptic and Anglican Leaders Chosen
Two new Christian leaders were chosen this month. Pope Tawadros II now leads the Coptic Church, and Bishop Justin Welby is the next Archbishop of Canterbury.
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Skype Interview: Sister Simone Campbell on Justice in Democracy
Skype Interview: Sister Simone Campbell on Justice in Democracy
People must go beyond charity and work to establish justice for the hard problems facing our society, Sister Simone Campbell tells EthicsDaily.com in the latest Skype interview.
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Texas Voter's T-Shirt Sparks Controversy at Voting Location
Texas Voter's T-Shirt Sparks Controversy at Voting Location
A Texas voter was asked to turn her "Vote the Bible" t-shirt inside out when she showed up to vote. The incident has become a flashpoint for freedom of speech and religion.
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Skype Interview: Stephen Holmes on the Church-Technology Intersection
Skype Interview: Stephen Holmes on the Church-Technology Intersection
Churches often misunderstand the truly transformative power of technology, a self-proclaimed ordained geek tells EthicsDaily.com in a new Skype interview.
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 Clergy Endorsements for President Stack Up Amid Criticism
Clergy Endorsements for President Stack Up Amid Criticism
Christian clergy are playing visible roles endorsing presidential candidates, even as one survey said 87 percent of pastors opposed using the pulpit for endorsements.
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Skype Interview: Mark Hogg – The Challenge of Clean Water
Skype Interview: Mark Hogg – The Challenge of Clean Water
More than a billion people have a safe-water crisis. Mark Hogg explains what WaterStep is doing to alleviate that problem in this Skype interview with EthicsDaily.com. (Photo: WaterStep.org)
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Skype Interview: Don Sewell on
Skype Interview: Don Sewell on "Faith in Action" at Baylor Health
Baylor Health Care System is providing healing at home and abroad through its Faith in Action Initiatives, the program's director tells EthicsDaily.com in a Skype interview.
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Skype Interview: Bob and Janice Newell Discuss Albania House in Athens
Skype Interview: Bob and Janice Newell Discuss Albania House in Athens
A half-million Albanian immigrants live in Athens. Bob and Janice Newell run a center where many of these "economic refugees" receive help in their transition. (Photo: LeadershipGreece2011.blogspot.com)
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Skype Interview: Cindy Dawson Discusses Global Women
Skype Interview: Cindy Dawson Discusses Global Women
An ecumenical Christian nonprofit is dedicated to helping women around the globe to fulfill their unique purpose, the group's executive director tells EthicsDaily.com.
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Skype Interview: Robert Jones on New Poll about Working-Class Whites
Skype Interview: Robert Jones on New Poll about Working-Class Whites
Working-class whites in the U.S., despite being more than one-third of the population, comprise one of the least studied groups, an expert religion-and-values pollster says.
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Undocumented
Undocumented "Freedom Riders" to Attend Faith and Immigration Event in Charlotte
Undocumented immigrants will be among the attendees at the Baptist Center for Ethics' faith and immigration event on Tuesday during the Democratic National Convention.
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Did Missouri Baptists Cross Line with GOP Primary Support?
Did Missouri Baptists Cross Line with GOP Primary Support?
The Missouri Baptist Convention's involvement in the Missouri GOP primary is the subject of an IRS complaint filed by a group that advocates for church-state separation.
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Methodist Bishop Praises EthicsDaily.com Immigration Documentary
Methodist Bishop Praises EthicsDaily.com Immigration Documentary
EthicsDaily.com's "Gospel Without Borders" thoughtfully shares the gospel truth about the critical work of immigration reform, says United Methodist bishop Minerva Carcaño.
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Republican States Give More to Charity than Democratic States
Republican States Give More to Charity than Democratic States
Republican-voting states are more generous than their Democratic-voting counterparts, a new study says. Religion was a key factor in charitable giving.
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Skype Interview: Robert Jones on Religion's Role in Election
Skype Interview: Robert Jones on Religion's Role in Election
As both political parties' conventions near, Robert Jones tells EthicsDaily.com what the role of religion has been in the election and what it is likely to be heading into November.
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Skype Interview: Martin Accad on Syria's Chaos
Skype Interview: Martin Accad on Syria's Chaos
As Syria deteriorates, faithfulness to the Gospel requires caring for the thousands of displaced refugees rather than taking a political side, one Baptist tells EthicsDaily.com.
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Christians, Atheists Will Wrangle Over Religion at Democratic National Convention
Christians, Atheists Will Wrangle Over Religion at Democratic National Convention
Atheists and Christians will offer competing agendas about religion's role in the public square when the Democratic National Convention meets in North Carolina in early September.
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Survey: Few Connect to Faith Community by Social Media
Survey: Few Connect to Faith Community by Social Media
Most Americans still are not using social media technology to connect with their faith communities although white evangelical Protestants are ahead of other major groups.
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Skype Interview: Lynne Hybels on Violence in the Congo
Skype Interview: Lynne Hybels on Violence in the Congo
Four years ago, Lynne Hybels heard an NPR story about the violence and brutal rapes occurring in the Congo. She knew she had to get involved, she tells EthicsDaily.com.
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EthicsDaily.com Launches Mobile Site
EthicsDaily.com Launches Mobile Site
EthicsDaily.com has launched a mobile version of its website. The mobile site has six main sections and will be easier for on-the-go readers to access content.
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Skype Interview: Shane Claiborne on
Skype Interview: Shane Claiborne on "Dying by the Sword"
We may not be able to make sense of the shooting massacre in Colorado, but we can start talking about how to interrupt the patterns of violence, an activist and author tells EthicsDaily.com.
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Faith Leaders Respond to Colorado Shooting
Faith Leaders Respond to Colorado Shooting
After one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, faith leaders are sharing words of comfort as the nation comes to grips with the tragedy that left 12 dead and 58 wounded.
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Skype Interview: Austin Baptists Support Peacemaking in Israel
Skype Interview: Austin Baptists Support Peacemaking in Israel
Two girls – one Jewish, the other Muslim – from a school in Israel set off a chain of events that led to a Texas Baptist church's involvement in peacekeeping in the Holy Land.
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Muslim and Christian Scholars Issue Letter to Hotel Execs on Porn
Muslim and Christian Scholars Issue Letter to Hotel Execs on Porn
A Muslim and a Christian released wrote to hotel executives asking them to remove pornographic movies in hotel rooms – even if it cuts into their profits.
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Skype Interview: New British Baptist President
Skype Interview: New British Baptist President "Big Hearted"
Drawing on his academic training and artistic bent, the new president of the Baptist Union of Great Britain wants people to be "big hearted" as they share the life and messages of Jesus.
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Skype Interview: Documentary Filmmaker Tackles Christian Zionism
Skype Interview: Documentary Filmmaker Tackles Christian Zionism
Raised as a Christian Zionist, Porter Speakman Jr., producer and director of a documentary, "With God on Our Side," had his eyes opened after living in the Middle East.
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Scientists: Some U.S. Corporations are
Scientists: Some U.S. Corporations are "Greenwashing"
Some corporations portray themselves as concerned about climate change while they seek to "undermine climate science and policy," a scientific group says in its report.
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Partisan Polarization Increases; Democrats More Secular
Partisan Polarization Increases; Democrats More Secular
Americans are more divided along political lines than at any time in the last 25 years, a new report says, with clear differences over the social safety net, immigration and belief in God.
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New York Mayor Connects Obesity and Smoking
New York Mayor Connects Obesity and Smoking
The mayor of the Big Apple proposed a ban on sugar-laden soft drinks larger than 16 ounces, pointing out that obesity will kill more people than smoking in a few years.
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Buy Your Ethics Luncheon Ticket Now, Prices Set to Increase
Buy Your Ethics Luncheon Ticket Now, Prices Set to Increase
Tickets are now available for the annual ethics luncheon during next month's General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Buy them now before they go up on May 31.
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Christianity Is Largest Faith Group, Shifts South
Christianity Is Largest Faith Group, Shifts South
While the majority of the world's Christians still live in the Americas and Europe, Christianity has seen strong growth in sub-Saharan Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, a new report says.
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Survey: College-Age Americans Favor DREAM Act, Buffet Rule
Survey: College-Age Americans Favor DREAM Act, Buffet Rule
Nearly two-thirds of young adults from 18-24 years old favor the DREAM Act, a new survey found. And nearly three-fourths support the so-called Buffet Rule.
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Catholic and Baptist Bodies Screen Immigration Documentary
Catholic and Baptist Bodies Screen Immigration Documentary
A Catholic agency's national conference will screen EthicsDaily.com's "Gospel Without Borders," another example of the film's growing use in churches and Christian conferences.
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EthicsDaily.com Documentaries Honored with Telly Awards
EthicsDaily.com Documentaries Honored with Telly Awards
EthicsDaily.com's "Gospel Without Borders" earned a Silver Telly Award, and "Sacred Text, Social Duty" was honored with a Bronze Telly. The two documentaries were among 11,000 entries.
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EthicsDaily.com Documentary to Screen During Democratic National Convention
EthicsDaily.com Documentary to Screen During Democratic National Convention
Following a "Gospel Without Borders" screening during the Democrats' convention, an ecumenical panel of bishops will speak from a moral perspective on the immigration issue.
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Illinois First State to Sell Lottery Tickets Online
Illinois First State to Sell Lottery Tickets Online
Illinois became on Sunday the first state to sell lottery tickets over the internet, a move that one anti-gambling advocate described as a "dangerous precedent."
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Kaylor Wins Wilbur Award for
Kaylor Wins Wilbur Award for "Confessional Politics"
Brian Kaylor, contributing editor for EthicsDaily.com, won a Wilbur Award for his book examining the confessional politics of those who seek our nation's highest office.
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Mississippi Pushes Anti-Immigration Bill Similar to Alabama's 2011 Law
Mississippi Pushes Anti-Immigration Bill Similar to Alabama's 2011 Law
Lutheran and Catholic bishops are voicing opposition to an effort to pass a harsh anti-immigration bill in Mississippi, which the state's governor has already endorsed.
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Goodwill Baptists to Meet, Discuss Issues with White House
Goodwill Baptists to Meet, Discuss Issues with White House

Roughly 60 Baptists from across the country will meet with White House officials in the nation's capital on March 7 for a candid discussion of faith and social issues.

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EthicsDaily.com Website Tweaked for 2012
EthicsDaily.com Website Tweaked for 2012
Several new features launched today on EthicsDaily.com, including Skype interviews with global experts and a second Twitter hub focusing on faith and politics.
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Faith Leaders to Pres. Hopefuls: Don't Bring Immigration Rhetoric to Tenn.
Faith Leaders to Pres. Hopefuls: Don't Bring Immigration Rhetoric to Tenn.
As Tennessee's presidential primary nears, many of the state's faith leaders urged GOP presidential candidates to keep bitter immigration rhetoric out of their state.
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Romney's Statement of Unconcern about the Poor Draws Christian Critique
Romney's Statement of Unconcern about the Poor Draws Christian Critique
Political conservatives and Catholic leaders criticized Mitt Romney's statement of disinterest in the well-being of America's poor, but few Christian conservatives voiced concern.
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Tennessee Legislature Considers Alabama Copycat Immigration Bill
Tennessee Legislature Considers Alabama Copycat Immigration Bill
GOP lawmakers in Tennessee have filed some 30 anti-immigration bills during the current legislative session, including one described as a copycat of Alabama's harsh bill.
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GOP Rancor Over Immigration Overshadows Party's Moderate Voices
GOP Rancor Over Immigration Overshadows Party's Moderate Voices
With the GOP presidential campaign locked in a slugfest between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney over immigration, more reasoned Republican voices struggle to get an audience.
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Documentary Screening, Panel Highlight Need for Congregational Focus on Immigration
Documentary Screening, Panel Highlight Need for Congregational Focus on Immigration
After a screening of EthicsDaily.com's "Gospel Without Borders," panelists said it will take interfaith cooperation and congregational conversations to change the anti-immigration tide.
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Tennessee Bishops Set for Documentary Panel on Immigration
Tennessee Bishops Set for Documentary Panel on Immigration
An interfaith panel featuring bishops from three denominations will speak to the issue of immigration following a screening of EthicsDaily.com's documentary in Nashville, Tenn., on Jan. 24.
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Christian Right Group Files Brief in Favor of Alabama's Anti-Immigration Law
Christian Right Group Files Brief in Favor of Alabama's Anti-Immigration Law
Claiming the safety of U.S. citizens was threatened, a Christian legal organization filed a brief with an appeals court to support Alabama's harsh anti-immigration law.
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Immigration Documentary to Be Screened in Nashville, Local Churches
Immigration Documentary to Be Screened in Nashville, Local Churches
Although it remains mostly beyond the media's radar, an educational effort by many in the faith community is under way to address immigration from a moral perspective.
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Nigerian Christians, Muslims Exchange Sharp Words after Christmas Day Bombing
Nigerian Christians, Muslims Exchange Sharp Words after Christmas Day Bombing
As a new of religious violence moved across Nigeria, some Muslims and Christians in Africa's most populous nation have exchanged sharp rhetoric while others called for peace.
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Alabama Clergy Urge Governor to Repeal Anti-Immigration Law
Alabama Clergy Urge Governor to Repeal Anti-Immigration Law
Catholic and Protestant leaders in Alabama wrote Gov. Robert Bentley, urging him to repeal the state's anti-immigration law, one of the harshest in the nation. How did he respond?
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Atlanta TV to Show Trio of Baptists' Social Justice Documentaries
Atlanta TV to Show Trio of Baptists' Social Justice Documentaries
Three social justice documentaries by EthicsDaily.com will air in early 2012 on Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, the nation's largest interfaith broadcast channel.
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Methodist Bishop Repents on Immigration, Calls for Action
Methodist Bishop Repents on Immigration, Calls for Action

An Alabama United Methodist bishop said he was sorry for being inactive while an anti-immigration bill moved into law in his state. He urged 300 Tennessee faith leaders to speak against similar bills in their state.

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Tenn. Faith Leaders To Gather Out of Concern for Anti-Immigration Legislation
Tenn. Faith Leaders To Gather Out of Concern for Anti-Immigration Legislation
As Tennessee politicians weigh an anti-immigration bill similar to Alabama's harsh law, hundreds of the state's faith leaders will gather Nov. 30 for a session on faith and immigration.
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Baptist Journal Releases Volume on Racism
Baptist Journal Releases Volume on Racism
A Baptist theological journal examines the issue of racism among Baptists but with a twist, showing examples of racial and cultural progress that can serve as role models for others.
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Arab Baptist Theological Seminary Goes Green
Arab Baptist Theological Seminary Goes Green
A new solar heating system installed at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary will reduce the school's financial costs and show its commitment to being good stewards.
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EthicsDaily.com Steps Up Use of Social Media
EthicsDaily.com Steps Up Use of Social Media
EthicsDaily.com is intensifying its use of social media networks. All new stories will be shared on our Facebook page, and the homepage features a Twitter news feed.
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New Baptist Covenant Uses Technology to Connect Cross-Country Gatherings
New Baptist Covenant Uses Technology to Connect Cross-Country Gatherings
Connected by seven satellite feeds across the nation, potentially thousands of goodwill Baptists will come together in unity at next month's New Baptist Covenant.
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Catholic Bishops Distribute Baptist Immigration Documentary
Catholic Bishops Distribute Baptist Immigration Documentary
Reflecting the growing interfaith collaboration on immigration reform, some 500 DVDs of EthicsDaily.com's new documentary were sent to Catholic leaders by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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Immigration About Family Values, Civil Rights: Religious Leaders
Immigration About Family Values, Civil Rights: Religious Leaders
Anti-immigration laws are destroying families, said one panelist after a screening of EthicsDaily.com's documentary on faith and immigration. Another called immigration the 21st century's civil rights issue.
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Anti-Immigration Law Harms Georgia's Farmers
Anti-Immigration Law Harms Georgia's Farmers
Georgia's newly adopted anti-immigration law is credited with driving undocumented migrants from the state and costing the agricultural industry almost $400 million.
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Poll: Americans Want Political Compromise
Poll: Americans Want Political Compromise
A majority of people in the U.S. want their federal elected officials to seek compromise, a new poll says. Tea Party supporters are the only group that rejects compromise in favor of sticking to their beliefs.
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Immigration Documentary Featured in Alabama TV News Segment
Immigration Documentary Featured in Alabama TV News Segment
EthicsDaily.com's documentary on faith and immigration was profiled Sunday on a TV station in Alabama, earning notice in the state with the newest and toughest immigration law.
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Politicians, Faith Leaders React to Anti-Immigration Ruling
Politicians, Faith Leaders React to Anti-Immigration Ruling
Following a federal district court's ruling that upheld most portions of Alabama's anti-immigration law, state officials voiced a triumphant note while faith leaders offered mixed commentary.
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Federal Judge Upholds Most of Alabama's Anti-Immigration Law
Federal Judge Upholds Most of Alabama's Anti-Immigration Law
A district judge upheld most parts of an Alabama law widely viewed as the nation's harshest anti-immigration law but blocked the part of the law that made it a crime to help undocumented immigrants.
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Catholic, Methodist Bishops Scheduled for Documentary Screenings in Georgia, N.C.
Catholic, Methodist Bishops Scheduled for Documentary Screenings in Georgia, N.C.
Catholic and United Methodist bishops are scheduled as panelists at screenings of EthicsDaily.com's "Gospel Without Borders" in Georgia and North Carolina. Screenings are also set in Florida and Denver.
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New Documentary on Immigration and Faith Now Available
New Documentary on Immigration and Faith Now Available
Shot in five states, EthicsDaily.com's new documentary, "Gospel Without Borders," is now available. Separating myth from fact, it examines the biblical record about the treatment of the "stranger." (Photo: EthicsDaily.com)
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Methodist Leaders Challenge SBC Official on Altering DREAM Act
Methodist Leaders Challenge SBC Official on Altering DREAM Act
Countering a position urged by a Southern Baptist official, United Methodist leaders said weakening the DREAM Act by limiting the full rights of students' citizenship is "immoral."
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Food Crisis Worsens in Horn of Africa
Food Crisis Worsens in Horn of Africa
A worsening food crisis is affecting millions of people in the Horn of Africa. Humanitarian groups have been increasingly sounding the alarm, with one leader calling it the century's "worst food crisis."
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MMBB Gives Leadership Award to Parham
MMBB Gives Leadership Award to Parham
The Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board presented its first Century of Service Leadership Award to Robert Parham, executive director of the Baptist Center for Ethics and executive editor of EthicsDaily.com.
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Awards Given, Documentary Screened at BCE Luncheon
Awards Given, Documentary Screened at BCE Luncheon

Two awards were handed out and EthicsDaily.com's new documentary on immigration was screened at the annual luncheon of the Baptist Center for Ethics in Tampa, Fla.

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Alabama's Anti-Immigration Law Concerns Faith Leaders
Alabama's Anti-Immigration Law Concerns Faith Leaders
Following Alabama's passage of the nation's harshest anti-immigration law, faith leaders around the nation are speaking up about Alabama's crackdown on undocumented immigrants.
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Alabama Governor Signs Nation's Harshest Anti-Immigration Law
Alabama Governor Signs Nation's Harshest Anti-Immigration Law
While the state's Christian denominations sat on the sidelines, Alabama's governor, a Republican and a Baptist, signed the nation's harshest anti-immigration law on June 9.
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Supreme Court Decision on Immigration Draws Applause, Criticism
Supreme Court Decision on Immigration Draws Applause, Criticism
Anti-immigration advocates applauded the recent Supreme Court decision that upheld a 2007 Arizona law that would punish businesses that hire undocumented migrants; several faith leaders criticized the ruling.
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Anti-Immigration Group Gives Fs to Presidential Candidates
Anti-Immigration Group Gives Fs to Presidential Candidates
An anti-immigration group's report card gave failing grades to President Obama and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul. Other federal politicians didn't do much better although U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann earned a B-.
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Faith Leaders Affirm Obama's Push for Middle East Peace
Faith Leaders Affirm Obama's Push for Middle East Peace
Jewish, Christian and Muslim American religious organizations affirmed President Barack Obama's speech last week aimed at pushing Israelis and Palestinians to pursue peace. Other faith leaders were more critical.
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USA Today Compares Climate-Change Deniers to Birthers
USA Today Compares Climate-Change Deniers to Birthers
A USA Today editorial compared deniers of climate-change science to birthers, calling them "a vocal minority that refuses to accept overwhelming evidence."
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 Catholic Academics: Boehner's Actions Depart from Church
Catholic Academics: Boehner's Actions Depart from Church
Speaker of the House John Boehner's political actions are at odds with the Catholic Church's moral teaching, says an open letter to Boehner, a Catholic, and penned by a prominent group of Catholic academics.
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Georgia Governor Signs Anti-Immigration Bill into Law
Georgia Governor Signs Anti-Immigration Bill into Law
Despite opposition from business leaders and some religious leaders in Georgia, GOP Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law a bill modeled after Arizona's controversial 2010 anti-immigration measure.
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Faith Leaders Criticize Obama's Immigration Speech, Call for Comprehensive Reform
Faith Leaders Criticize Obama's Immigration Speech, Call for Comprehensive Reform
President Obama's 12-minute immigration speech mocked the GOP and in two short paragraphs outlined his understanding of comprehensive reform; faith leaders said his words fell short.
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Obama Touts Immigration Reform; States Seek Own Remedies
Obama Touts Immigration Reform; States Seek Own Remedies
President Obama said his administration had beefed up border security and gone beyond what the GOP said it wanted in order to support comprehensive immigration reform.
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Federal Deficit's Cause: Public Opinion at Odds With Facts
Federal Deficit's Cause: Public Opinion at Odds With Facts
The vast majority of Americans believe the blame for the federal budget deficit rests with too much spending on wasteful federal programs, a new poll says. Public opinion appears to be out of step with historical facts.
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Faith Leaders Cite Justice, Caution Celebrating Bin Laden's Death
Faith Leaders Cite Justice, Caution Celebrating Bin Laden's Death

Reflecting on Osama bin Laden's death, Islamic, Christian and Jewish faith leaders reflected on the need for justice, cautioned against celebrating his death and discussed how to move forward toward peace.

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Baptist Leaders Reflect Morally on Killing of Osama bin Laden
Baptist Leaders Reflect Morally on Killing of Osama bin Laden
As patriotic triumphalism swept the country, ordinary Americans shot off fireworks, political leaders issued victory statements and newspaper headlines announced pride in national success. (White House photo by Pete Souza)
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Shiloh Baptist Church Gets Threats After Fox News Stories
Shiloh Baptist Church Gets Threats After Fox News Stories
Since President Obama and his family visited a Baptist church on Easter and Fox News later aired a tape of the church's pastor, the church has received more than 100 threatening e-mails, faxes and phone calls.
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Christian Activist Cites Biblical Opposition to “Net Neutrality”
Christian Activist Cites Biblical Opposition to “Net Neutrality”
A Christian-right activist labeled net neutrality as "socialism on the internet." However, a coalition that includes several Christian members say net neutrality will protect consumer rights.
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Polls Support Taxing Rich as Deficit Debate Deepens
Polls Support Taxing Rich as Deficit Debate Deepens
President Obama says he wants to end the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. GOP leaders say "no" to taxes. And several polls show the majority of Americans say tax the rich.
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Georgia Lawmakers Pass Arizona-Style Anti-Immigration Bill
Georgia Lawmakers Pass Arizona-Style Anti-Immigration Bill
Georgia lawmakers passed an anti-immigration bill that follows Arizona's 2010 crackdown on the undocumented. Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign the bill, which drew opposition from business and faith leaders.
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State Politicians Try to Advance Anti-Evolution Bills
State Politicians Try to Advance Anti-Evolution Bills
State lawmakers from a half-dozen states have proposed anti-evolution bills this year, with several of them claiming their bills would ensure academic freedom and prevent workplace discrimination.
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Faith Leaders Divided over Government Shutdown
Faith Leaders Divided over Government Shutdown
With congressional leaders averting a shutdown of the federal government at the 11th hour, several faith leaders have weighed in on the budget crisis.
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Anti-Immigration Bills March Through State Legislatures
Anti-Immigration Bills March Through State Legislatures
Although the Arizona Senate rejected five bills that would have added even greater restrictions to last year's controversial anti-immigration legislation, it hasn't slowed other states' efforts to pass anti-immigration laws.
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Dim Bulbs? GOP Pols Are Light-Bulb Pro-Choicers
Dim Bulbs? GOP Pols Are Light-Bulb Pro-Choicers
Some GOP congressmen are pro-choice – at least when it comes to light bulbs. They're trying to overturn a 2007 bill that phases out incandescent lights and replaces them with energy-efficient fluorescents.
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U.S. Senator's Top 10 List of Corporate Tax Avoiders
U.S. Senator's Top 10 List of Corporate Tax Avoiders
Releasing a list of the top 10 companies that avoid or pay almost nothing in federal income tax, a U.S. senator called for ending tax breaks for oil companies and closing tax loopholes for corporations.
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NBC News Ignores Tax Avoidance Story about Parent GE
NBC News Ignores Tax Avoidance Story about Parent GE
General Electric avoided paying federal taxes while raking in billions in profits. It's a story that's received major media coverage, except on "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams." GE is NBC's parent company.
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Americans Question U.S. Military Attacks in Libya
Americans Question U.S. Military Attacks in Libya
People in the United States are skeptical about the military strikes against Libya, with less than half supporting the airstrikes, according to a Pew Research Center survey.
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U.S. Christians, Commentators Debate U.S. Attacks on Libya
U.S. Christians, Commentators Debate U.S. Attacks on Libya
A handful of U.S. Christian leaders and commentators weighed in on U.S. military force against Libya. Other Christian quarters were silent, but several Christian right leaders predictably advocated for war.
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Documentary on Faith and Taxes Sparks Church Discussion
Documentary on Faith and Taxes Sparks Church Discussion
A Methodist Sunday School class in Nashville is doing something that rarely happens in the nation's pulpits; class members are making the connection between faith and taxes.
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Southern Baptist State Lawmakers on
Southern Baptist State Lawmakers on "Dirty Dozen" List for Extremist Views
Of the dozen state lawmakers identified in a Southern Poverty Law Center report for their radical-right beliefs on immigration, conspiratorial attitudes and involvement with hate groups, four were Southern Baptists.
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Methodist Foundation Funds EthicsDaily.com Documentary on Immigration
Methodist Foundation Funds EthicsDaily.com Documentary on Immigration
The United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas is the major sponsor of EthicsDaily.com's next documentary, designed for use in churches to bring more light and less heat to the inflammatory issue of immigration.
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Australian Baptists Help Japanese Baptist Congregations
Australian Baptists Help Japanese Baptist Congregations
Australian Baptists are stepping in to help the Baptist community in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the nation. And another Baptist agency is in Japan assisting with relief efforts.
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Japanese Nuclear Crisis Triggers Debate Over Safety of Nuclear Power
Japanese Nuclear Crisis Triggers Debate Over Safety of Nuclear Power
Amid fluid and conflicting reports about the situation at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, advocates and skeptics weighed in about the safety of nuclear power.
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Almost 25 Percent of U.S. Children in Poverty
Almost 25 Percent of U.S. Children in Poverty
About 16 million children in the United States live in poverty – an increase of 2 million in the last two years and "the fastest fall for the middle class since the government started counting 51 years ago," a news report said.
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Gingrich Polls Higher than Obama among Evangelicals
Gingrich Polls Higher than Obama among Evangelicals
Evangelicals favor five possible GOP presidential candidates more than President Obama. Their numbers dropped among born-again Christians, and not one received favorable ratings from members of non-Christian faiths.
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State Legislators, Business Leaders at Odds Over Anti-Immigration Measures
State Legislators, Business Leaders at Odds Over Anti-Immigration Measures
As state legislators from Arizona to South Carolina propose tougher laws to crack down on undocumented immigrants, business leaders in some cases are opposing these anti-immigration bills.
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State Legislatures Consider Bills Banning Sharia Law
State Legislatures Consider Bills Banning Sharia Law
Anti-Islam bills have now been introduced in a dozen state legislatures. Some bills refer specifically to Sharia or Islamic law. Others refer only to "foreign laws," a thinly veiled reference to Islamic law.
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Carter Declares Bush 'Has Not Made a Case' for War

Former President Jimmy Carter said last week that the Bush administration has not made the case for war and was obsessed with Iraq.

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Nashville-area Pastor Calls Islam Evil, Claims it is Greatest Threat to America and Gospel

Islam threatens both the American way of life and Christianity, said a Nashville-area minister who is preaching a four-part sermon series on the evils of Islam.

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Falwell Apologizes for Blaming Feminists, Gays and Others for Terrorist Acts

In a statement released the evening of Sept. 18, Jerry Falwell apologized for remarks he made last week on "The 700 Club," in which he blamed the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on feminists, gays and others.

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Bush Proclaims Friday a Day of Prayer

"Scripture says: 'Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted,'" read the proclamation.

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