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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
By: Paul Hobson The leader of the Baptist Union of Great Britain has joined other faith leaders from that nation to urge government leaders to take immediate action to deliver aid to up to 250,000 civilians in Aleppo.
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.
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.
By: Brian Kaylor While media focused on the presidential race, U.S. voters offered their take on legislative ideas, particularly affirming marijuana usage, enacting stricter gun laws and increasing the minimum wage.
By: Brian Kaylor As millions of Americans cast their votes next Tuesday, hundreds of churches across the country will hold communion services to help people come together in unity as the body of Christ despite political differences.
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.
By: Brian Kaylor An estimated 1.4 million Syrians fled south to Jordan over the past few years, a number equivalent to about 20 percent of Jordan's population. For many in Jordan, welcoming refugees is an act of hospitality.
Washington, DC (BWA) --Baptist World Aid (BWAid), the relief and development arm of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), is coordinating relief efforts to the Philippines and Indonesia after these countries were badly affected by a typhoon and earthquakes, respectively.