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Gallup: Southern U.S. Remains Most Religious Region
Gallup: Southern U.S. Remains Most Religious Region

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Southern states remain the most religious in the U.S., a new Gallup report says, with Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana leading the pack. The New England region remains the least religious.

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CDC: Opioid-Related Deaths in U.S. Continue to Rise
CDC: Opioid-Related Deaths in U.S. Continue to Rise

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Two-thirds of more than 63,000 drug-related deaths in the U.S. in 2016 were tied to opioids, the CDC says. Deaths increased across all categories - race, gender and age.

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Report: Climate Migrants Could Top 143 Million by 2050
Report: Climate Migrants Could Top 143 Million by 2050

By: EthicsDaily Staff
If trends hold and no action is taken to mitigate the impact of climate change, 143 million climate migrants could be concentrated in three hot spots on the planet by 2050, a World Bank report says.

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U.S. Jail Population Rose in 2016 to Nearly 750,000
U.S. Jail Population Rose in 2016 to Nearly 750,000

By: EthicsDaily Staff
U.S. jails saw a population jump in 2016, housing nearly 750,000 inmates, an increase of 1.8 percent over 2015's total, U.S. Department of Justice data reveals. Blacks were incarcerated more than three times as often as whites.

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Report: Global Hunger Rises by 11 Million in 2017
Report: Global Hunger Rises by 11 Million in 2017

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Almost 124 million people in 51 nations experienced acute hunger in 2017, an increase of 11 million people from 2016, a new report found. Conflict and climate-related events were the main reasons for the increase.

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Most SNAP Participants Employed But in Unstable Jobs
Most SNAP Participants Employed But in Unstable Jobs

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Most participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are employed while receiving help, but their jobs often have unstable hours so their incomes are volatile, a study found.

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Support for Gun Control Laws Jumps After Parkland Shooting
Support for Gun Control Laws Jumps After Parkland Shooting

By: EthicsDaily Staff
More than two-thirds of U.S. adults support stricter gun control legislation following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, a new poll found, up from 8 points in October 2017.

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U.S. Protestant Congregations Diversify but Slowly
U.S. Protestant Congregations Diversify but Slowly

By: EthicsDaily Staff
U.S Protestant congregations are diversifying but progress is slow, a report found. Fifty-three percent of pastors strongly agreed their congregations comprised a single racial group, an 11-point drop from 2013.

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Former AG's Warning: Threats Could Undermine ADA
Former AG's Warning: Threats Could Undermine ADA

By: Curtis Ramsey-Lucas
Dick Thornburgh, former attorney general, warned that the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act could be severely undermined and "must be protected from current threats to weaken its intent," he said.

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Report: Immigrants Detained in Substandard Holding Cells
Report: Immigrants Detained in Substandard Holding Cells

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Immigrant women and children detained along the U.S.-Mexico border are regularly housed in cells with conditions that do not meet the policy standards of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a report found.

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Jewelry Industry's Supply Chains Hide Worker Exploitation
Jewelry Industry's Supply Chains Hide Worker Exploitation

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The global jewelry industry relies on complex supply chains that hide worker exploitation, a report says. Out of 13 jewelry brands, only one company, Tiffany and Co., was able to earn a strong rating.

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BWA's United Nations' Rep to Receive Human Rights Award
BWA's United Nations' Rep to Receive Human Rights Award

By: BWA Staff
Christer Daelander, a Baptist World Alliance representative to the U.N. and the European Baptist Federation's religious freedom representative, is the nominee for the 2018 Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award.

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Directors: Bright Future for EthicsDaily.com, Baptist Movement
Directors: Bright Future for EthicsDaily.com, Baptist Movement

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The EthicsDaily.com board of directors sees a bright future for the organization and the Baptist movement as it seeks opportunities to educate, engage and empower churches and other partners.

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Nursing Homes Medicating Residents for Convenience
Nursing Homes Medicating Residents for Convenience

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Using antipsychotics as a convenient means to control resident behavior, many U.S. nursing homes are medicating their residents who have a form of dementia without informed consent, a report says.

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Know State-Religion Interplay to Protect Religious Freedom
Know State-Religion Interplay to Protect Religious Freedom

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The state-religion interplay is complex. Understanding that interplay between states and religious traditions is vital to protecting religious freedom for all, says an annual U.N. report.

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Which U.S. Christians Are Least Familiar with Liturgy?
Which U.S. Christians Are Least Familiar with Liturgy?

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Evangelicals and non-mainline Protestants are the least familiar with liturgy among U.S. Christian traditions, a report found, with less than one in five from each group describing themselves as very familiar.

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"Fragile Communities" Lack Economic, Social Mobility

By: EthicsDaily Staff
"Fragile communities" in the U.S. lack opportunities for economic and social mobility, a report found, with 44 percent of those residents lacking funds to buy enough food for their families at some point in the year.

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More U.S. Jail Inmates Require Mental Illness Treatment
More U.S. Jail Inmates Require Mental Illness Treatment

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The number of persons with a severe mental illness in U.S. jails is growing, requiring treatment services most jails are unprepared to offer, a study says. One-fifth of U.S. jail inmates have a severe mental illness.

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Report: 41% of U.S. Children Live in Low-Income Homes
Report: 41% of U.S. Children Live in Low-Income Homes

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Forty-one percent of U.S. children lived in low-income households in 2016, new research found. Children represent nearly one fourth of the population but comprise nearly a third of all people living in poverty.

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South Sudan May Spur Africa's Largest Refugee Crisis
South Sudan May Spur Africa's Largest Refugee Crisis

By: EthicsDaily Staff
South Sudan's ongoing violence is projected to result in "Africa's largest refugee crisis since the mid-1990s," U.N. officials say, with refugee numbers increasing up to 3 million if war doesn't cease.

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Pope Francis Calls Out Violence in the Name of Religion
Pope Francis Calls Out Violence in the Name of Religion

By: EthicsDaily Staff
When people use religion to carry out violence, it must be condemned, Pope Francis said. Goodwill people of faith must use "unremitting efforts" to unmask attempts to ground violent acts in religious faith.

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U.S. Christian Leaders United Against Racism and Poverty
U.S. Christian Leaders United Against Racism and Poverty

By: EthicsDaily Staff
More than 80 U.S. faith leaders from a wide range of Christian traditions signed a declaration denouncing racism and poverty; their letter was mailed to members of Congress.

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Atheism Most Common Among U.S. Teens, Barna Says
Atheism Most Common Among U.S. Teens, Barna Says

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Atheism is most common among U.S. teenagers, who fall into Generation Z, while Christian affiliation is most common among older groups, specifically Boomers and Elders, a Barna Group report says.

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Sex Traffickers Often Use 'Massage Parlors' as Cover
Sex Traffickers Often Use 'Massage Parlors' as Cover

By: EthicsDaily Staff
More than 9,000 illicit massage businesses, often called "massage parlors," operate in the U.S., a new report says. Many are often a cover for sex and labor trafficking.

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Wealthiest 1% Took Home 82% of Global Wealth in 2017
Wealthiest 1% Took Home 82% of Global Wealth in 2017

By: EthicsDaily Staff
While 3.7 billion adults saw no wealth increase in 2017, the wealthiest 1 percent of the global population secured 82 percent of the global wealth created, a new report says.

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