The Dangers When Ministers Endorse Presidential Hopefuls
The Dangers When Ministers Endorse Presidential Hopefuls

By: Danny Chisholm
Ministers create inherent dangers when they endorse presidential candidates. It sets ministers up for disappointment, confuses and alienates laity and exaggerates pastors' influence.

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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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Baptists Save Poor Communities in Myanmar
Baptists Save Poor Communities in Myanmar

By: Joe Nicholson
The Karen Baptist Convention, a network of Baptist churches in Myanmar, is reaching some of the nation's most vulnerable people and helping them to lift themselves out of poverty.

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Islam Means Peace? A Brief Etymological Reflection
Islam Means Peace? A Brief Etymological Reflection

By: Martin Accad
Some say Islam means peace; others say that's not true. Here's the truth: Islam will mean whatever those currently struggling for its soul will be able to make of it in the decades ahead.

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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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Don't Let Extremists Hijack 'Evangelical' Label
Don't Let Extremists Hijack 'Evangelical' Label

By: Roger Olson
Some equate "American evangelicalism" with a far right-wing political movement, but many evangelicals don't identify with or participate in the Religious Right or fundamentalist theology.

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How You Can Slow Down ISIS Recruitment
How You Can Slow Down ISIS Recruitment

By: Rebecca Brown
Worldwide, more than 20,000 people have been recruited by the smooth rhetoric of ISIS and their self-declared holy war. However, we can slow their recruitment efforts down if each of us does this.

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Sabbaticals Prepare Pastors for New Season to Bloom
Sabbaticals Prepare Pastors for New Season to Bloom

By: Michael Helms
Gardeners understand that giving the land time to rest every few years is good for the garden. Similarly, a sabbatical prepares a pastor for a new season of ministry ahead.

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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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Should Christian Leaders Endorse Candidates?
Should Christian Leaders Endorse Candidates?

By: Dennis Bickers
Pastors have an obligation to address moral and social issues that may be hot topics in the political arena, but endorsing a political party or a particular leader crosses the line.

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'Curse of Perfectionism' Dooms Political Process
'Curse of Perfectionism' Dooms Political Process

By: Zach Dawes
The demand for perfect adherence to a particular faction's ideology is having a detrimental impact not only on the political processes, but also on other societal institutions, including the local church.

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Our Workaholic Busyness Keeps Us from Sabbath
Our Workaholic Busyness Keeps Us from Sabbath

By: Guy Sayles
Many of us acquiesce to the fearful lie that our worth is inseparably bound up with our work. It's an insidious form of bondage that keeps us from the command and invitation to observe the Sabbath.

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British Baptist Church Earns Award for Going Green
British Baptist Church Earns Award for Going Green

By: John Weaver
A Baptist church in England has received an award to recognize its ongoing efforts to care for the environment in all areas of church life. It's one of more than 300 churches from all denominations to earn the award.

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Iowa Evangelicals Answered Call to
Iowa Evangelicals Answered Call to "Elect a President Who Will Lead in Godly Ways"

By: Brian Kaylor
A blizzard of evangelical voters carried Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to an upset victory over business mogul Donald Trump in Iowa's Republican caucus.

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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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