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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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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British Faith Leaders to Gov't: Help Besieged Syrians Now
British Faith Leaders to Gov't: Help Besieged Syrians Now

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.

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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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Tuesday's Ballot Measures Brought Moral, Ethical Shifts
Tuesday's Ballot Measures Brought Moral, Ethical Shifts

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.

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Churches to Mark Election Day with Communion
Churches to Mark Election Day with Communion

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.

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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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Welcoming Refugees as 'Guests' in Jordan
Welcoming Refugees as 'Guests' in Jordan

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.

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Syria Called 'Worst Humanitarian Crisis of Our Time'
Syria Called 'Worst Humanitarian Crisis of Our Time'

By: Paul Hobson
The Syrian conflict entered its fifth year last weekend. More than 200,000 people have been killed inside Syria; half of the population has been forced to leave their homes.

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Baptists Respond to Asia and Pacific Disasters
Baptists Respond to Asia and Pacific Disasters
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.
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