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#EthicsDailyLocal Encourages Support of Justice Initiatives
#EthicsDailyLocal Encourages Support of Justice Initiatives

By: Mitch Randall
The Baptist Center for Ethics and EthicsDaily.com want to urge you to help your neighbor by supporting a local social agency in your community during this season of Thanksgiving. Here's how to do it.

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8 Ways Churches Can Engage Schools This Year
8 Ways Churches Can Engage Schools This Year

By: Bill Shiell
It's back-to-school time. Renewed churches are engaged in local schools. By adopting a public school, a church can address racism, serve the poor and share the gospel through word and deed.

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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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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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During Global Crises, Faith Groups are Unsung Heroes
During Global Crises, Faith Groups are Unsung Heroes

By: Zach Dawes
Day after day, global crises fill news headlines. While their efforts rarely make those headlines, global faith communities from all traditions make significant contributions to relief efforts

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Your Library: A Crucial Part of Society's Social Fabric
Your Library: A Crucial Part of Society's Social Fabric

By: James Gordon
Libraries are an essential and crucial part of our social fabric. They are places where we learn to be critical of the status quo and radical in the way we see and judge the world in which we live.

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Author Finds American Dream Fading for Millions
Author Finds American Dream Fading for Millions

By: Martin Marty (The Martin Mary Center: Sightings)
In his new book, "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis," Robert Putnam finds plenty of reasons to describe the American Dream as becoming almost irretrievably out of range for the young.

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Churches Can Make Positive Impact on Early Childhood Education
Churches Can Make Positive Impact on Early Childhood Education

By: Zach Dawes
While government funding of universal early childhood education is important, churches can help fill the gap by providing tutoring and mentoring at all levels, especially the early primary grades.

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British Charity Urges Churches to House Vulnerable
British Charity Urges Churches to House Vulnerable

By: Fiona Spence
Ed Walker wanted to do something about Britain's homeless so he and his wife bought a house and rented it out to an ex-offender who had been living in a hostel. And Hope into Action was born.

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What's the Most Besetting Problem in U.S. Churches?
What's the Most Besetting Problem in U.S. Churches?
By: Thomas Kidd
A robust Christian community is an all-encompassing way of life, which runs counter to one of the most besetting problems in all U.S. denominations – the uncommitted, occasional attendee.
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Why Churches are Best Social Melting Pots in Britain
Why Churches are Best Social Melting Pots in Britain
By: Jon Kuhrt
Despite its failings and struggles, the church has within its DNA a commitment to be diverse and inclusive. It's a commitment that is anchored in a belief in everyone's value before God.
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Why Churches Remain at Heart of Tackling Poverty
Why Churches Remain at Heart of Tackling Poverty
By: Jon Kuhrt
Christians don't have a monopoly on making a difference to those in need, but even the most hard-bitten critics of Christianity have to admit that the church makes a massive contribution in combating poverty. 
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What You Gain When You Choose to Give Thanks
What You Gain When You Choose to Give Thanks

By: Gregory Magruder
Do you take time for thanksgiving? Not just the holiday called Thanksgiving, but the practice of giving thanks. When we give thanks, we eclipse the unpleasant and live a life of satisfaction.

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How Small, Bivocational Churches Serve Their Communities
How Small, Bivocational Churches Serve Their Communities
By: Dennis Bickers
Some churches may be smaller in size and rely on bivocational leadership, but that doesn't mean they're not effective. Here are some smaller churches that intentionally serve their communities.
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Church Makes Difference for 3rd-Grade Readers
Church Makes Difference for 3rd-Grade Readers
By: Preston Clegg
When Second Baptist in Little Rock began to pray and research their next missions project, they focused on third-grade reading levels. The goal was to impact an injustice rather than treat its symptoms.
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Keeping Christian Social Action Work from Disintegrating
Keeping Christian Social Action Work from Disintegrating
By: Jon Kuhrt
Churches excel at establishing social action projects. The big challenge is how these projects maintain a Christian ethos and continue to be explicit carriers of Christian hope.
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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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British Churches, Government Can Unite to Serve Community
British Churches, Government Can Unite to Serve Community
By: Roger Sutton
With austerity cuts hitting the United Kingdom in greater force, churches have a unique opportunity to partner with local governments to serve the needs of their communities.
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Social Capital: Partnering with a Local School District
Social Capital: Partnering with a Local School District

By: Keith Herron
Holmeswood Baptist in Kansas City, Missouri, has nurtured a partnership with a local school district. Genuine ministry must be offered with no expectation of something in return.

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Social Capital: Doing Earthly Good with Education, Food Help
Social Capital: Doing Earthly Good with Education, Food Help
By: Taylor Sandlin
Members of Southland Baptist in San Angelo, Texas, do more than simply attend worship on Sundays. Many are engaged in teaching English and helping feed the city's impoverished children.
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Social Capital: Service that Forms Synergistic Relationships
Social Capital: Service that Forms Synergistic Relationships
By: Bill Ross
As churches serve the needs of their communities, they need to build relationships with other partners as they're listening to the needs around them and responding to the voice of God.
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Social Capital: Ministering to Immigrants, Feeding the Hungry
Social Capital: Ministering to Immigrants, Feeding the Hungry
By: Mark Reece
Piney Grove Baptist Church is rediscovering who their neighbors are in their multiracial community, starting ministries to tutor children with immigrant parents and to feed their community.
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Social Capital: Investing in the Lives of Children
Social Capital: Investing in the Lives of Children

By: Barry Howard
Whether it's in their own neighborhood or halfway around the world, First Baptist Church of Pensacola has focused its ministries on investing in the lives of children.

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Social Capital: Medical Apartment Ministry
Social Capital: Medical Apartment Ministry

By: Doug Dortch
How do churches grow? Instead of focusing inward, they need to focus on selfless service, demonstrating their value to the larger community by offering something and not expecting anything in return.

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Social Capital: Congregations Investing in Their Communities
Social Capital: Congregations Investing in Their Communities

By: Zach Dawes
Amid the often-justified criticisms and necessary exposés, people frequently overlook the consistent positive impact of local churches--the social capital they bring to their communities.

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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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Faith Community Builds Social Capital
Faith Community Builds Social Capital
Practicing Christians would do well to remember and recite how the faith community builds social capital. Look at Nashville and consider what your faith community has done.
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