Our Stewardship of Earth Affects Many Species
Our Stewardship of Earth Affects Many Species

By: Chuck Summers
Humans have radically altered the landscape of the earth. Many animals now have only a fraction of their original habitat. What we do with the land around us has repercussions on numerous species.

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Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Letter from a Birmingham Jail

By: Martin Luther King Jr.
My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham City Jail, I came across your recent statement calling our present activities "unwise and untimely."

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Like King, Heroes are Ordinary Folks Who Rise Above
Like King, Heroes are Ordinary Folks Who Rise Above

By: Matt Sapp
Heroes are ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, who find the momentary and sustained courage to rise above their limitations. Like them, we can be heroes, too.

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4 Ways to Manage Life's Creative Tensions
4 Ways to Manage Life's Creative Tensions

By: Guy Sayles
Life's creative tensions constantly pull at us. On one hand, we're enjoying college football, Star Wars and cat videos. On the other, we are called to care for our neighbors near and far. How do we find balance?

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Unprecedented Lottery Jackpots Hide Troubling Realities
Unprecedented Lottery Jackpots Hide Troubling Realities

By: Zach Dawes
Record lottery jackpots in the U.K. and the U.S. are grabbing international headlines and emptying wallets. But lost in all the excitement over the big payoff are two troubling realities.

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Why We Prefer Ad Hominem Attacks to Really Listening
Why We Prefer Ad Hominem Attacks to Really Listening

By: William Hooper
Our society is polarized because no one listens to what other persons are saying. It's easier to spew ad hominem attacks against our opponents than to listen and evaluate their views.

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Just Imagine: No Longer Reducing Others to Labels
Just Imagine: No Longer Reducing Others to Labels

By: Stuart Blythe
We dehumanize others by reducing them to mere labels and not seeing them as complex human being like us. What will it take for us to imagine them beyond the labels?

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Human Trafficking: Global Scourge with Significant U.S. Presence
Human Trafficking: Global Scourge with Significant U.S. Presence

By: Zach Dawes
Often referred to as modern-day slavery, human trafficking is a global scourge with a significant presence in the U.S - up to 27 million victims. Here are 5 ways your church can help end this sinful practice.

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Recognizing Refugees as the Shape of God's Heart
Recognizing Refugees as the Shape of God's Heart

By: Trevor Barton
Many refugees, like 7-year-old Maria, are seeking a new life and a deeper hope in a place that will welcome them with an open heart and a helping hand. Can you see them? They're in the shape of God's heart.

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Former ISIS Captive: 'They Fear Our Unity'
Former ISIS Captive: 'They Fear Our Unity'

By: Gary Furr
ISIS' world is totally closed to any rational thought. They believe their bizarre theology is correct and that they are the tripwire to cause the world's end, said a French citizen held captive by ISIS for 10 months.

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Responding to Refugees: A Delicate Balance of Compassionate Welcome and Border Control
Responding to Refugees: A Delicate Balance of Compassionate Welcome and Border Control

By: Zach Dawes
While the relationship between welcoming immigrants and wise border control is delicate, we cannot make decisions or form opinions rooted in fear.

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Should We Balance Our Budgets on Backs of Elderly?
Should We Balance Our Budgets on Backs of Elderly?

By: James Gordon
As nations cut their budgets, Christian communities will have to think through what it means for wealthy countries to save money by making life harder for older people.

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Showing Solidarity Via Facebook: Does It Matter?
Showing Solidarity Via Facebook: Does It Matter?

By: Nick Lear
Changing your Facebook profile picture with an overlay of the French flag may not make much difference, but it is at least a statement of defiance that evil will not win. And God's love can stop the cycle of violence.

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Reflecting on 2015, Looking Forward to 2016
Reflecting on 2015, Looking Forward to 2016

By: Zach Dawes
While many newspapers charge readers to access their online information, EthicsDaily.com provides free content for churches and people of faith. And we're able to do it with your financial support.

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Should Churches Take Moral Stand Against Football?
Should Churches Take Moral Stand Against Football?

By: Martin Marty (The Martin Mary Center: Sightings)
In a scandal-filled football season, with stories of dementia and deaths increasingly common, it should be easy to raise questions about the morality of the national sport. It isn't.

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Busting Myth That Muslims Don't Condemn Terrorism
Busting Myth That Muslims Don't Condemn Terrorism

By: Martin Accad
When a Muslim commits a terrorist act, some complain Muslim leaders aren't doing enough to condemn them. But Muslim groups have condemned them many times - with little, if any, media coverage.

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An Incarnational Christmas, Anyone?
An Incarnational Christmas, Anyone?

By: Colin Harris
It's that time of year again when well-meaning people start lamenting the 'war on Christmas.' Maybe we should fret less about putting Christ back in Christmas and focus more on being Christ at Christmas.

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How Islamophobia Hurts America
How Islamophobia Hurts America

By: Martin Brooks
The polarization between the Muslim and Christian communities is doing great harm to our nation and to our Christian witness. And many churches respond with fear instead of Christ's love.

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