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Church Giving Drops Even as Charitable Giving Increases | Brian Kaylor, Charitable Giving, Local Church
Church Giving Drops Even as Charitable Giving Increases
By: Brian Kaylor
Even though overall charitable giving in the U.S. is increasing, giving to churches is dropping, a recent report reveals. And trends among Baptist groups echo those findings. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Christians in the Middle East: We Don't Want Visas | Chris Hall, BMS World Mission, Middle East, Lebanese Society for Education and Social Development, Iraq, Syria, ISIS
Christians in the Middle East: We Don't Want Visas
By: Chris Hall
Instead of offering Christians in the Middle East visas to escape violence, European and Western governments should be lobbying for them to return to their homes in peace, a Baptist leader says. Read More ...
Chris Hall

Ebola Creates Medical, Economic and Humanitarian Crises in Liberia | EthicsDaily Staff, Liberia, Ebola Virus
Ebola Creates Medical, Economic and Humanitarian Crises in Liberia
By: EthicsDaily Staff
The isolation being used to curb the spread of Ebola in Liberia has negatively impacted its economy. Quarantines have heightened fear and tension, leading to violence. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Faith-Based Groups Work to Address Widespread Hunger in U.S. | EthicsDaily Staff, Feeding America, Hunger, Social Capital
Faith-Based Groups Work to Address Widespread Hunger in U.S.
By: EthicsDaily Staff
One in seven people in the U.S. seek food assistance, a new report says. Despite the need, many agencies reported that they had to reduce services in the last year. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Fundraising Goal Met; Documentary Airs Tonight | EthicsDaily Staff, Soul of the South Network, Gospel Without Borders, Immigration, EthicsDaily TV
Fundraising Goal Met; Documentary Airs Tonight
By: EthicsDaily Staff
EthicsDaily.com met its $3,000 fundraising to cover costs for getting "Gospel Without Borders" quality-ready for TV broadcast on the same week that the documentary aired on Soul of the South Network. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

TV Network Will Air EthicsDaily.com Documentary on Faith, Prisons | EthicsDaily Staff, Through the Door, EthicsDailyTV, Soul of the South Network, Prisons
TV Network Will Air EthicsDaily.com Documentary on Faith, Prisons
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Highlighting the faith community's engagement with prisons, "Through the Door," an EthicsDaily.com documentary, will receive its first of several broadcasts on Aug. 25 on Soul of the South Network. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Some Baptists in St. Louis Respond to Ferguson Crisis | Brian Kaylor, Missouri, Race, Ferguson
Some Baptists in St. Louis Respond to Ferguson Crisis
By: Brian Kaylor
While most Baptist churches in the St. Louis region avoided publicly commenting on the crisis in Ferguson, a few churches offered words and actions to advance the common good. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Thailand's Hope Home Aids Kids with Severe Disabilities | Sarah Stone, BMS World Mission, Thailand
Thailand's Hope Home Aids Kids with Severe Disabilities
By: Sarah Stone
Abandoned babies and hopeless futures for children with special needs are not unusual in Thailand, but a BMS World Mission worker offers hope to boys and girls with severe disabilities. Read More ...
Sarah Stone

TV Network Will Air EthicsDaily.com Documentary on Faith, Immigration | EthicsDaily Staff, Gospel Without Borders, EthicsDailyTV, Soul of the South Network, Immigration
TV Network Will Air EthicsDaily.com Documentary on Faith, Immigration
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Soul of the South Network will begin airing "Gospel Without Borders" at 8 p.m. Central time on Aug. 18. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

On Freedom Sunday, Churches Work to End Human Trafficking | Paul Hobson, Baptist Times of Great Britain, Human Trafficking, Freedom Sunday
On Freedom Sunday, Churches Work to End Human Trafficking
By: Paul Hobson
A new online resource enables congregations to reflect and act on the issue of human trafficking. Churches around the globe can use the materials on Oct. 19, which is Freedom Sunday. Read More ...
Paul Hobson

Pro-Russian Separatists Target Ukrainian Christians | Paul Hobson, Baptist Times of Great Britain, Ukraine, Religious Persecution, Religious Freedom
Pro-Russian Separatists Target Ukrainian Christians
By: Paul Hobson
Pro-Russian separatists are increasingly targeting evangelical Christians in eastern Ukraine. The attacks include the killing of four Baptists, who were dragged out of their church in Slavyansk. Read More ...
Paul Hobson

Ministry Helps Syrian Children Continue Education | Chris Hall, BMS World Mission, Lebanon, Syria, Education, Humanitarian Aid
Ministry Helps Syrian Children Continue Education
By: Chris Hall
More than 30 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are able to continue their education because of the efforts of a BMS World Mission worker and a Baptist church in Beirut. Read More ...
Chris Hall

Global Religious Persecution and Displacement High in 2013 | EthicsDaily Staff, Religious Freedom, Displacement, Religious Persecution, Human Rights
Global Religious Persecution and Displacement High in 2013
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Displacement of religious communities reached record heights in 2013. Persecution, violence and imprisonment impacted numerous religious traditions, a new report says. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Christian University in Ukraine Forced to Evacuate | European Baptist Federation, Donetsk Christian University, Ukraine
Christian University in Ukraine Forced to Evacuate
By: EBF Staff
Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine have forced a Christian university to evacuate its buildings and have taken over the campus. Thousands have been fleeing the Ukrainian city daily. Read More ...
EBF Staff

Islamic State Forces Christians Out of Iraqi City | Paul Hobson, Baptist Times, Christian Persecution, ISIS, IS, Iraq
Islamic State Forces Christians Out of Iraqi City
By: Paul Hobson
For the first time, Mosul, a city in northern Iraq, has no Christians living there. Islamic State, a jihadist group, told all remaining Christians to leave the city by July 19 or be executed. Read More ...
Paul Hobson

Faith Leaders Call for Compassion Toward Undocumented Children | EthicsDaily Staff, Immigration
Faith Leaders Call for Compassion Toward Undocumented Children
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Faith leaders are calling their followers to be compassionate toward the undocumented children crossing in large numbers into the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

TV Network Will Air EthicsDaily.com Documentary on Baptists and Racism | EthicsDaily Staff, Beneath the Skin, Soul of the South Network, Baptists, Racism
TV Network Will Air EthicsDaily.com Documentary on Baptists and Racism
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Soul of the South Network will air EthicsDaily.com's documentary, "Beneath the Skin: Baptists and Racism," on July 28, with multiple broadcasts after the initial airing. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Survey: Jews, Christians Viewed Most Positively in U.S. | EthicsDaily Staff, Pew Research Center, Religious Traditions
Survey: Jews, Christians Viewed Most Positively in U.S.
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Jews and Christians are viewed most positively in the United States, a new Pew Research Center poll found. On the other end of the scale, atheists and Muslims were received most coldly. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Partisanship, Prayers for Peace Offer Contrasting Responses to Gaza Conflict | EthicsDaily Staff, Partisanship, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Social Media
Partisanship, Prayers for Peace Offer Contrasting Responses to Gaza Conflict
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Even in the Israel-Palestine conflict, political and religious affiliations often define responses. The partisanship shows the need for the faithful to pray for peace. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Global Baptists Speak Out on Religious Liberty, Justice, Migration | Brian Kaylor, Religious Liberty, Justice, Immigration, Baptist World Alliance, Baptists
Global Baptists Speak Out on Religious Liberty, Justice, Migration
By: Brian Kaylor
Baptists from nearly 60 nations gathered in Turkey for the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance, electing new leaders for the global group and passing six resolutions. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Middle Eastern Baptists Share Fears, Hopes as Minority Faith | Brian Kaylor, Baptist World Alliance, Middle East, Baptists
Middle Eastern Baptists Share Fears, Hopes as Minority Faith
By: Brian Kaylor
Baptists from Israel, Syria and Iraq explained at a BWA forum how they live as a minority group in their nations and shared their efforts to build bridges with their non-Christian neighbors. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Global Baptists Urged to Engage in Advocacy | Brian Kaylor, Advocacy, Religious Freedom, Baptist World Alliance
Global Baptists Urged to Engage in Advocacy
By: Brian Kaylor
Global Baptist speakers urged greater advocacy, especially for religious freedom, among churches and conventions at the local, national and international levels at the Baptist World Alliance in Turkey. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Moldovan Baptist Recognized for Human Rights Work | Brian Kaylor, Human Rights, Baptist World Alliance
Moldovan Baptist Recognized for Human Rights Work
By: Brian Kaylor
The Baptist World Alliance recognized Ilie Coada, a Baptist pastor and social justice worker in eastern Europe, who has "saved countless children from the worst kinds of sex slavery." Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Speaker: Baptists Must Advocate for Displaced, Stateless People | Brian Kaylor, Baptist World Alliance, Refugees, Immigration, Baptists
Speaker: Baptists Must Advocate for Displaced, Stateless People
By: Brian Kaylor
An American Baptist involved in refugee and immigration advocacy urged all Baptists to get involved in issues concerning displaced and stateless persons at the BWA's annual gathering. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Global Baptists Meet in Ancient Biblical City to Plan Future | Brian Kaylor, Baptist World Alliance, Turkey
Global Baptists Meet in Ancient Biblical City to Plan Future
By: Brian Kaylor
Baptists from 59 countries are converging in Turkey this week for the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance. They'll elect a new president, whose five-year term will begin next July. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Report Critiques Theology of Corporate Money in Politics | Brian Kaylor, Faith, Politics, Money, Auburn Theological Seminary
Report Critiques Theology of Corporate Money in Politics
By: Brian Kaylor
A report challenged the influx of corporate money in U.S. political campaigns as harmful to democracy and the needs of the poor. But will anyone pay attention to it? Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Skype Interview: Elijah Brown on Ethiopia's Religious History | EthicsDaily Staff, Elijah Brown, Skype Interview, Ethiopia
Skype Interview: Elijah Brown on Ethiopia's Religious History
By: EthicsDaily Staff
How do King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, the Ark of the Covenant and Italian food tie into Ethiopia's religious history and context? Find out in the new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Tolbert Elected President of National Baptist Convention of America | Brian Kaylor, National Baptist Convention of America, Sam Tolbert
Tolbert Elected President of National Baptist Convention of America
By: Brian Kaylor
National Baptist Convention of America delegates on June 25 elected the group's first new president in 11 years. Samuel Tolbert now leads the second largest black Baptist convention in the U.S. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Hard Times for Middle East Churches Only Half the Story | Chris Hall, Middle East, MENA, Muslims, Islam, Interfaith
Hard Times for Middle East Churches Only Half the Story
By: Chris Hall
Churches in the Middle East and North Africa may be facing hard times as they struggle with the rise of armed fundamentalist militias, government crackdowns and civil war, but that's only half the story. Read More ...
Chris Hall

Key Shifts Taking Place in Undocumented Immigration | EthicsDaily Staff, Immigration, Children
Key Shifts Taking Place in Undocumented Immigration
By: EthicsDaily Staff
The primary crossing location for undocumented immigrants has moved to Texas' Rio Grande Valley, and Central American children are crossing in record numbers. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Survey: Public Trust in Many U.S. Institutions Declines | EthicsDaily Staff, Gallup Poll, Public Confidence, Religion
Survey: Public Trust in Many U.S. Institutions Declines
By: EthicsDaily Staff
While there hasn't been a decline each year, confidence in organized religion has been on a downward trajectory overall since 1975. The latest results of Gallup's annual survey are the second lowest. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

National Baptist Group Faces Key Presidential Vote | Brian Kaylor, National Baptist Convention of America
National Baptist Group Faces Key Presidential Vote
By: Brian Kaylor
Delegates to the meeting of the second largest black Baptist convention in the U.S. will vote Wednesday to choose one of three presidential candidates to lead the convention. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Skype Interview: Martin Accad on The Middle East Consultation | EthicsDaily Staff, Skype, Martin Accad, ABTS, IMES, Muslims, Christians
Skype Interview: Martin Accad on The Middle East Consultation
By: EthicsDaily Staff
The Middle East Consultation equips participants to respond to the challenges facing Christians and Muslims in the Middle East, says Martin Accad in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

TV Network Will Broadcast EthicsDaily Documentaries | Soul of the South, Documentary, Beneath the Skin, Racism, Race, Through the Door, GWB
TV Network Will Broadcast EthicsDaily Documentaries
By: EthicsDaily Staff
EthicsDaily.com is coming again to your television. Soul of the South Network, an African-American network reaching more than 20 million homes, will air three of our documentaries in July. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Charitable Giving Increases, Except to Houses to Faith | EthicsDaily Staff, Giving USA, Charitable Giving
Charitable Giving Increases, Except to Houses to Faith
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Overall charitable giving may have increased by 4.4 percent in 2013, but houses of faith saw a slight decline in giving, according to the annual report from Giving USA. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Baptists Respond to Asia and Pacific Disasters | BWA Staff, Baptists, Relief Aid
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. Read More ...
BWA Staff