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Faith Leaders Shrug at Critical Immigration Ruling | Brian Kaylor, Immigration, Baptists, Catholics
Faith Leaders Shrug at Critical Immigration Ruling
By: Brian Kaylor
When a federal judge halted President Obama's executive order on immigration, putting nearly 750,000 immigrants at risk for deportation, many faith leaders, including Southern Baptists, responded with silence. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Survey: U.S. Worship Attendance Highest in South, Lowest in Northeast | EthicsDaily Staff, Church Attendance, Gallup
Survey: U.S. Worship Attendance Highest in South, Lowest in Northeast
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Southern states registered significantly higher weekly worship attendance than states in the northeast and northwest, a national survey said. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

In West Africa, Doctor Says Ebola's End in Sight | Sarah Stone, Ebola Virus, West Africa, Guinea, Baptists
In West Africa, Doctor Says Ebola's End in Sight
By: Sarah Stone
Ebola has claimed more than 9,000 lives across West Africa since the outbreak began in December 2013. A BMS World Mission doctor, who serves in Guinea, says the end is in sight. Read More ...
Sarah Stone

Texas Legislators Condemn Human Trafficking, Vow to Eradicate It | EthicsDaily Staff, Human Trafficking, Texas, Baptists
Texas Legislators Condemn Human Trafficking, Vow to Eradicate It
By: EthicsDaily Staff
About 100 people attended an event in Texas focused on ending human trafficking. The state accounts for almost 14 percent of all calls received by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

British Christians Speak Out for Religious Freedom | Paul Hobson, Baptist Times of Great Britain, Religious Freedom
British Christians Speak Out for Religious Freedom
By: Paul Hobson
The Religious Liberty Commission, launched in central London on Feb. 4, is calling on the British government to intervene to prevent religious cleansing and violent persecution. Read More ...
Paul Hobson

State of the Church Addresses Emphasize Community, Engagement | EthicsDaily Staff, State of the Church, Community
State of the Church Addresses Emphasize Community, Engagement
By: EthicsDaily Staff
A sampling of 2015 State of the Church addresses by moderate Baptist pastors found common themes of emphasizing community and James' call to "be doers of the word." Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

European Baptists Appeal to Russian, Ukrainian Baptists | Paul Hobson, Baptist Times of Great Britain, Russia, Ukraine, Baptists
European Baptists Appeal to Russian, Ukrainian Baptists
By: Paul Hobson
The European Baptist Federation has challenged Russian and Ukrainian Baptist leaders to issue a joint statement calling for peace while acknowledging their differences. Read More ...
Paul Hobson

Resolution Seeks Greater Religious Tolerance in Europe | Paul Hobson, Baptist Times of Great Britain, Council of Europe, Baptists, Religious Freedom
Resolution Seeks Greater Religious Tolerance in Europe
By: Paul Hobson
Recognizing freedom of religion as a fundamental right, a European human rights group passed a resolution urging greater tolerance of other faiths, including Christian minorities.
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Paul Hobson

Nigerian Baptists React to Kerry's Visit Ahead of Election | Brian Kaylor, Nigeria, Baptists
Nigerian Baptists React to Kerry's Visit Ahead of Election
By: Brian Kaylor
As Nigeria prepares to vote in a presidential election, three prominent Nigerian Baptists share their thoughts about U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to the African nation. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

British Faith Groups Pledge Action on Climate Change | Paul Hobson, Baptist Times, Creation Care, Climate Change, Environment
British Faith Groups Pledge Action on Climate Change
By: Paul Hobson
Faith leaders from a cross-section of denominations in England pledged to live more sustainably, pray for action on climate change and raise the issue at their governing bodies. Read More ...
Paul Hobson

Education, Criminal Justice Focus of Governors' Outlooks | EthicsDaily Staff, State of the State, Criminal Justice, Prison Reform, Education, Environment, Immigration
Education, Criminal Justice Focus of Governors' Outlooks
By: EthicsDaily Staff
More than two dozen governors shared positive economic outlooks in their State of the State addresses. Education and criminal justice were popular topics with most of those politicians. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Goodwill Profiles Reveal Little-Known Musical Talents | EthicsDaily Staff, Profiles in Goodwill
Goodwill Profiles Reveal Little-Known Musical Talents
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Ninety-seven "Profiles in Goodwill" have appeared on EthicsDaily.com since September 2014. Musical talent and interest was the most common theme among the little-known facts. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Baptists Expand Their Mission Work in Netherlands | Eron Henry, Baptist World Alliance, Baptists, Netherlands
Baptists Expand Their Mission Work in Netherlands
By: Eron Henry
About 80 churches with some 11,000 members make up the Union of Baptist Churches in the Netherlands. As Baptists migrate throughout the nation, church leaders seek to expand their missional focus. Read More ...
Eron Henry

Guatemalan Ministry Brings Life and Hope: Part 2 | Brian Kaylor, Guatemala, Baptists
Guatemalan Ministry Brings Life and Hope: Part 2
By: Brian Kaylor
Standing in the city cemetery in Guatemala City, a contradictory mix of life and death covers the landscape. A nearby ministry started by a Guatemala Baptist leader seeks to tip the balance toward life. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Guatemalan Baptists Train for Transforming Ministry | Brian Kaylor, Guatemala, Baptists
Guatemalan Baptists Train for Transforming Ministry
By: Brian Kaylor
Protestants have grown in recent decades in the Central American nation of Guatemala, but one Baptist leader there sees the need for training to better prepare its leaders. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Nigerian Baptist: World Ignores Terrorist Massacres Here | Paul Hobson, Baptists, Nigeria, Religious Persecution, Boko Haram, Nigerian Baptist Convention
Nigerian Baptist: World Ignores Terrorist Massacres Here
By: Paul Hobson
Boko Haram, a jihadist group seeking to establish Sharia law in Nigeria, carried out a massacre in the west African nation's northeastern region. And a Baptist leader there says the world merely watches.  Read More ...
Paul Hobson

Obama Attempts to Turn Page to "Better Politics" | Brian Kaylor, State of the Union
Obama Attempts to Turn Page to "Better Politics"
By: Brian Kaylor
Religion only seeped in occasionally to President Obama's State of the Union address before a GOP-majority Congress, but important moral and ethical issues dominated the night's discussions. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Faith Leaders to Make Poverty, Hunger a 2016 Election Focus | EthicsDaily Staff, Poverty, Hunger
Faith Leaders to Make Poverty, Hunger a 2016 Election Focus
By: EthicsDaily Staff
An alliance of Christian ministers is urging 2016 presidential hopefuls to call attention to hunger and poverty in their campaigns and present their views on video. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Global Leaders Reflect on Issues Facing the Church | EthicsDaily Staff, BMS World Mission
Global Leaders Reflect on Issues Facing the Church
By: EthicsDaily Staff
"What is the biggest issue facing the church?" That's the question put to Christian leaders in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. Here are their answers. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Cuban Baptists Praise Shift in U.S.-Cuba Relations | Brian Kaylor, Baptists, Cuba
Cuban Baptists Praise Shift in U.S.-Cuba Relations
By: Brian Kaylor
Leaders of a Cuban Baptist group praised the news that the U.S. and Cuban leaders have announced a historic shift in relations between the two nations after a strained 50-year relationship. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Vatican Calls for Day of Prayer, Reflection on Human Trafficking | EthicsDaily Staff, Human Trafficking
Vatican Calls for Day of Prayer, Reflection on Human Trafficking
By: EthicsDaily Staff
The Vatican has called global Christians to make Feb. 8 an international day for prayer and reflection on human trafficking. Other supporters include Anglican, Jewish and Muslim leaders. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

A Good New Year's Resolution: Bible Study | Bible Study, EthicsDaily Staff
A Good New Year's Resolution: Bible Study
By: EthicsDaily Staff
The new year finds many of us making resolutions about what we will do and how we will be different and better in the coming year. Start off the new year well with one of EthicsDaily.com's 17 Bible studies. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Beloved Baptist Leader Carolyn Crumpler Dies | EthicsDaily Staff, Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler, Baptists, Southern Baptist Convention, WMU, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Global Women, Baptist World Alliance
Beloved Baptist Leader Carolyn Crumpler Dies
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Beloved Baptist leader Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler died on Jan. 2. Always loyal to her institution and a tireless advocate for missions, she challenged Southern Baptists to engage social issues. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Profiles Highlight EthicsDaily.com's Diverse, Global Reach | EthicsDaily Staff, Profiles in Goodwill
Profiles Highlight EthicsDaily.com's Diverse, Global Reach
By: EthicsDaily Staff
With nearly 80 Profiles in Goodwill published on EthicsDaily.com, contributors came from diverse denominational and geographic backgrounds. Among favorite verses, one passage was cited four times. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

2014's Most Popular Bible Verses Came from 7 Books | EthicsDaily Staff, YouVersion, Bible Reading
2014's Most Popular Bible Verses Came from 7 Books
By: EthicsDaily Staff
The 10 most popular Bible verses in 2014 were from seven of the 66 biblical texts, a Christianity Today report said. And the most popular verse was in the Book of Romans. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Charitable Giving Skyrockets in December | EthicsDaily Staff, Charitable Giving
Charitable Giving Skyrockets in December
By: EthicsDaily Staff
More than 33 percent of all charitable giving takes place in the last three months of the year, according to a Blackbaud.com report, with 17 percent coming in December. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Ebola Exaggerations Called Political "Lie of the Year" | Brian Kaylor, Ebola Virus, PolitiFact, Lie of the Year
Ebola Exaggerations Called Political "Lie of the Year"
By: Brian Kaylor
Ebola exaggerations by media outlets and politicians were named the "Lie of the Year" by PolitiFact.com, an independent political fact-checking organization and Pulitzer Prize-winning nonpartisan site. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Skype Interview: Grace Ji-Sun Kim on Climate Change and Human Rights | EthicsDaily Staff, Skype, Grace Ji Sun Kim, Climate Change, Environment, Creation, Human Rights
Skype Interview: Grace Ji-Sun Kim on Climate Change and Human Rights
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Those who suffer most from climate change are the vulnerable, the poor and poorer nations, says Grace Ji-Sun Kim in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Refugees Risk Perilous Sea Voyages for Better Lives | Chris Hall, BMS World Mission, Refugees
Refugees Risk Perilous Sea Voyages for Better Lives
By: Chris Hall
More than 100,000 refugees journeyed across the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy in the last year. BMS World Mission's Ann McFarlane helps many of them after their perilous boat trips. Read More ...
Chris Hall

Baptists' Differing Views on Senate Torture Report | Brian Kaylor, Baptists, Torture, CIA
Baptists' Differing Views on Senate Torture Report
By: Brian Kaylor
Baptist leaders offered a variety of responses to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee's long-awaited report on the U.S. use of torture during the George W. Bush administration. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

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