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Religious Diversity Most Prevalent in Asia-Pacific Region | EthicsDaily Staff, Religious Diversity, Pew Research Center
Religious Diversity Most Prevalent in Asia-Pacific Region
By: EthicsDaily Staff
The most religiously diverse nations are in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the Pew Research Center. The nation with the highest religious diversity rating was Singapore. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Diverse Reaction within Faith Community to Movie "Noah" | EthicsDaily Staff, Noah
Diverse Reaction within Faith Community to Movie "Noah"
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Even while more people are reportedly reading the original story from Genesis online, the Hollywood blockbuster "Noah" has drawn a mixed response from the faith community. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Skype Interview: Robin Sandbothe on Social Media | EthicsDaily Staff, Skype, Robin Sandbothe, Social Media, Technology, CBTS
Skype Interview: Robin Sandbothe on Social Media
By: EthicsDaily Staff
If your ministry uses social media, you have to stay on top of the changes. Learn how Central Baptist Theological Seminary views social media in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

"Beneath the Skin" to Be Screened in Metro Detroit | EthicsDaily Staff, Racism, Detroit, ABC-MDA
"Beneath the Skin" to Be Screened in Metro Detroit
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Sponsored by an association of American Baptist churches in Detroit, "Beneath the Skin," EthicsDaily.com's documentary on Baptists and racism, will be screened at Detroit's First Baptist Church on April 12. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Peter Thomas Stanford: From Slave to Baptist Minister | Paul Hobson, Slavery, Baptists, Peter Thomas Stanford
Peter Thomas Stanford: From Slave to Baptist Minister
By: Paul Hobson
Peter Thomas Stanford's life didn't have a promising beginning, but the freed slave earned an education and became the first black minister of a British church in the late 1800s. Read More ...
Paul Hobson

Skype Interview: Alia Abboud on Lebanese Churches and Syria's Civil War | EthicsDaily Staff, Skype, Alia Abboud, LSESD, Lebanon, Churches, Syria, Refugees
Skype Interview: Alia Abboud on Lebanese Churches and Syria's Civil War
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Alia Abboud explains how Lebanese churches are meeting the needs of Syrian refugees in Lebanon in a new Skype interview. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

British Chaplain's Twitter Feed Focuses on Spiritual Care | Paul Hobson, Baptist Times of Great Britain, Twitter, Chaplaincy, Social Media, Networking, Community, Healthcare
British Chaplain's Twitter Feed Focuses on Spiritual Care
By: Paul Hobson
A Baptist chaplain in Great Britain creates a Twitter feed to provide a forum for those in healthcare to discuss spiritual care. It's taken off with nearly 1,200 followers. Read More ...
Paul Hobson

Appeals Court Rules Against Missouri Baptist Convention, Blasts Its Attorneys | Brian Kaylor, Missouri Baptist Convention, Windermere
Appeals Court Rules Against Missouri Baptist Convention, Blasts Its Attorneys
By: Brian Kaylor
The latest chapter in a nearly 12-year legal saga among Missouri Baptists ended with a stinging defeat for the Missouri Baptist Convention. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Prison and Faith Documentary Draws Positive Reviews Across Ecumenical Community | EthicsDaily Staff, Through the Door, Prison Reform, Prison Ministry
Prison and Faith Documentary Draws Positive Reviews Across Ecumenical Community
By: EthicsDaily Staff
EthicsDaily.com's new documentary about faith and prisons has received the praise of Christian leaders from several denominations.
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EthicsDaily Staff

British Churches: Are US Forces Operating UK Drones? | Baptist Times, Drones
British Churches: Are US Forces Operating UK Drones?
By: Baptist Times Staff
With a British government report confirming the likelihood that U.S. personnel deployed drones from the United Kingdom, British churches are calling on their government to clarify its position. Read More ...
Baptist Times Staff

Bethlehem Conference Challenges Narratives on Israel-Palestine, Christian Zionism | Brian Kaylor, Christ at the Checkpoint, Christian Zionism, Bethlehem Bible College, Israel, Palestine
Bethlehem Conference Challenges Narratives on Israel-Palestine, Christian Zionism
By: Brian Kaylor
The Christ at the Checkpoint conference examined biblical teachings in today's Israeli-Palestinian context. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Study: E-Cigarettes May Encourage Conventional Cigarette Use | EthicsDaily Staff, E-Cigarettes, Smoking, Nicotine
Study: E-Cigarettes May Encourage Conventional Cigarette Use
By: EthicsDaily Staff
A new study raises concerns about the link between e-cigarette use and conventional smoking, particularly among adolescents. And the CDC says e-cigarette use jumped 7 percent in adolescents. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina To Screen "Through the Door" | EthicsDaily Staff, Through The Door, CBFNC
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina To Screen "Through the Door"
By: EthicsDaily Staff
A new documentary on prisons and faith, "Through the Door," will be shown at First Baptist in Greensboro, N.C., in March. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Baptists Offer Divided Response to Pope Francis | Brian Kaylor, Pope Francis, Baptists, Ecumenism
Baptists Offer Divided Response to Pope Francis
By: Brian Kaylor
Some Baptists have offered praise for Pope Francis, elected a year ago, despite key theological differences between Baptists and Catholics. Others dismissed him and his call for Christian unity. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Baptist Church in Sri Lanka Celebrates 200 Years | Chris Hall, BMS World Mission, Sri Lanka, Baptists, Missions
Baptist Church in Sri Lanka Celebrates 200 Years
By: Chris Hall
A Baptist Missionary Society missionary began a church in Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon, in 1813. Two centuries later, Cinnamon Gardens Baptist Church is thriving and sending its own missionaries. Read More ...
Chris Hall

Local Baptist Church Recognized for "Going Green" | EthicsDaily Staff, Creation Care, Environment, Baptists
Local Baptist Church Recognized for "Going Green"
By: EthicsDaily Staff
First Baptist of Austin is one of the "greenest" churches in central Texas. The city of Austin awarded its Green Business Leaders Program platinum certification award to the church. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Mission Group Meeting Needs of Nepal's People | Chris Hall, BMS World Mission, Kathmandu, Nepal, United Mission to Nepal, Baptists
Mission Group Meeting Needs of Nepal's People
By:  Chris Hall
Marking 60 years of service, United Mission to Nepal improves the lives of Nepal's neediest by providing healthcare and helping to improve the education system among other initiatives. Read More ...
Chris Hall

Moldovan Pastor to Receive BWA's Human Rights Award | BWA Staff, Human Rights, Ilie Coada, Baptist World Alliance
Moldovan Pastor to Receive BWA's Human Rights Award
By: BWA Staff
Ilie Coada, a Moldovan pastor, will receive the BWA's Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award, recognizing his lifelong work to prevent young girls from becoming victims of human trafficking. Read More ...
BWA Staff

Baptist Leaders Urge Prayer for Ukraine, Russia | Paul Hobson, Baptists, Ukraine
Baptist Leaders Urge Prayer for Ukraine, Russia
By: Paul Hobson
Baptist leaders, including a federation of Baptist unions that were part of the Soviet Union, called for a peaceful resolution to the tension between Ukraine and Russia. Read More ...
Paul Hobson

Politicians Divided Over Restoration of Voting Rights for Felons | EthicsDaily Staff, Voting Rights, Felons, Through the Door
Politicians Divided Over Restoration of Voting Rights for Felons
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Senate Democrats are divided over the restoration of voting rights for felons. GOP Sen. Rand Paul, meanwhile, has a bill to restore the right to vote to nonviolent felons after they complete their sentencing. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Skype Interview: Anthony Peck on Ukraine | EthicsDaily Staff, Skype, Anthony Peck, Ukraine
Skype Interview: Anthony Peck on Ukraine
By: EthicsDaily Staff
What does the ongoing situation between Ukraine and Russia means for Baptists in the region? The European Baptist Federation's general secretary explains in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Skype Interview: Greg DeLoach on Lent | EthicsDaily Staff, Skype, Greg DeLoach, Lent, Easter, Ash Wednesday
Skype Interview: Greg DeLoach on Lent
By: EthicsDaily Staff
More Baptist churches are observing Lent, which begins on March 5 this year. Learn how one Baptist pastor and his church began to recognize Lent in their services. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Baptists Helping to Serve New Ukraine | Paul Hobson, Ukraine, Baptists
Baptists Helping to Serve New Ukraine
By: Paul Hobson
A Baptist elder has been selected as the new interim president of Ukraine as the nation rebuilds after its political upheaval. He has vowed to step down after elections in May. Read More ...
Paul Hobson

Southern Baptist Church Plants People to Respond to Baptism | Brian Kaylor, Baptists, Baptism, Elevation Church
Southern Baptist Church Plants People to Respond to Baptism
By: Brian Kaylor
Elevation Church, a Southern Baptist megachurch, has a guide on how to hold spontaneous baptism services with this instruction: Plant people to respond to the call. Is that ethical? Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

African Baptists Condemn Wanton Destruction of Life, Property | BWA Staff, Central African Republic, Sudan, DRC, All Africa Baptist Fellowship
African Baptists Condemn Wanton Destruction of Life, Property
By: BWA Staff
Baptists in Africa have expressed deep displeasure at ongoing conflicts on the continent that have led to "wanton destruction of life and property of defenseless and vulnerable citizens." Read More ...
BWA Staff

Tweets Accompany Premiere Screening of "Through the Door" in Richmond | EthicsDaily Staff, Through the Door, Prison Ministry, Prison Reform
Tweets Accompany Premiere Screening of "Through the Door" in Richmond
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Tweets gave EthicsDaily.com readers an inside look at the premiere screening of a new documentary on prisons and faith, held on Feb. 17. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Study: Formerly Incarcerated Credit Religion with Positive Change | EthicsDaily Staff, Through the Door, Prisons, Recidivism, Desistance
Study: Formerly Incarcerated Credit Religion with Positive Change
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Religious involvement leads to positive life change for those released from prison, says a new study, which interviewed "successful ex-offenders" who had no arrests or incarcerations for at least two years. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Nebraska Study: Lack of Rehabilitation a Factor in High Recidivism | EthicsDaily Staff, Rehabilitation, Prison Reform, Through the Door, Recidivism, Platte Institute, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Nebraska Study: Lack of Rehabilitation a Factor in High Recidivism
By: EthicsDaily Staff
A study of Nebraska's correctional system cited rehabilitative services as a key factor in addressing overcrowding, growing prison costs and high recidivism rates. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Christian Hospitality Center Opens Doors at Sochi Olympics | Sochi Olympics, International Christian Information Center, Christian Hospitality Center
Christian Hospitality Center Opens Doors at Sochi Olympics
By: The International Christian Information Center
The Christian Hospitality Center opened in Sochi on Feb. 7, and local Christians set up "centers of hospitality" on their properties to allow anyone to watch live broadcast of the Olympic Games. Read More ...
The International Christian Information Center

State of the State Addresses Reveal Need for Prison Reform | EthicsDaily Staff, State of the State, Prison Reform
State of the State Addresses Reveal Need for Prison Reform
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Governors launched into their State of the State addresses, and a common theme for many was prison reform and the role substance abuse plays in the number of incarcerated offenders. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Prison Reform Proving to Be an Exception to Partisan Politics | EthicsDaily Staff, Prison Reform, Through the Door
Prison Reform Proving to Be an Exception to Partisan Politics
By: EthicsDaily.com Staff
Eschewing the partisan acrimony that typifies today's political landscape, state and national lawmakers from across the political spectrum are working together to enact prison reform.  Read More ...
EthicsDaily.com Staff

Super Bowl Encourages Sex Trafficking, NFL's Response Questionable | EthicsDaily Staff, Super Bowl, NFL, Human Trafficking
Super Bowl Encourages Sex Trafficking, NFL's Response Questionable
By: EthicsDaily.com Staff
Many groups are on guard against sex trafficking surrounding the Super Bowl. What steps is the National Football League taking?  Read More ...
EthicsDaily.com Staff

British Children in Poverty Face Chilling Reality | Baptist Times Staff, Children, Poverty, The Children's Society
British Children in Poverty Face Chilling Reality
By: Baptist Times Staff
More than 3 million families in the United Kingdom are likely to cut back on food so they can pay their energy bills this winter, a survey found. It's a scandal, an archbishop said.  Read More ...
Baptist Times Staff

Skype Interview: Rick Love and Christian-Muslim Relationships | EthicsDaily Staff, Skype, Rick Love, Peacemaking, Christians, Muslims, Interfaith
Skype Interview: Rick Love and Christian-Muslim Relationships
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Christians don't appreciate the diversity that exists among the world's 1.5 billion Muslims, says the author of a book on Christian-Muslim relationships in a Skype interview with EthicsDaily.com. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Survey: Hostilities Involving Religion Surged in 2012 | EthicsDaily Staff, Religious Hostility, Pew Research Center, Religious Persecution
Survey: Hostilities Involving Religion Surged in 2012
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Religious hostility increased in nearly all regions of the world, a new report found. Nearly three-fourths of the global population in 2012 lived in areas where religious hostility was high or very high. 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