Mission Workers Come to Aid of Mediterranean Migrants
Mission Workers Come to Aid of Mediterranean Migrants

By: Chris Hall
Tens of thousands of people are making the perilous trip across the Mediterranean Sea to the promise of a better life. Many don't survive, but mission workers in southern Italy are helping those who arrive.

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Skype Interview: Michael Okwakol on African Churches
Skype Interview: Michael Okwakol on African Churches

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Michael Okwakol, senior pastor of a Baptist church in Uganda and president of the All Africa Baptist Fellowship, talks about challenges for African churches in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview.

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U.S. Catholic Bishops: Immigrant Detention System Ineffective, Costly, Harmful to Families
U.S. Catholic Bishops: Immigrant Detention System Ineffective, Costly, Harmful to Families

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A Catholic report says the U.S. immigrant detention system causes despair, fractures families, violates human rights standards and lessens national prestige.

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Pontifical Academies Connect Climate Change, Creation Care and Common Good
Pontifical Academies Connect Climate Change, Creation Care and Common Good

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Climate change is a global problem influenced by human activity, and religious institutions should lead the way in responding, a Vatican report said.

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Religious Freedom Report Cites Countries of Particular Concern
Religious Freedom Report Cites Countries of Particular Concern

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Five nations - Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Central African Republic and Burma - have been recommended to be designated as "countries of particular concern" because of severe violations of religious freedom.

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Christian Delegates Grapple with Ukrainian Conflict
Christian Delegates Grapple with Ukrainian Conflict

By: Chris Hall
About 60 delegates and observers grappled with how the global church should respond to the Ukrainian conflict at a special event in London organized by BMS World Mission.

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World Bank Programs Result in Millions Displaced
World Bank Programs Result in Millions Displaced

By: EthicsDaily Staff
World Bank development programs have caused 3.4 million persons to be displaced, and many bank-funded initiatives have given rise to human rights abuses, according to a series of reports.

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White House, State Dept. Deflect Questions on Armenian Genocide
White House, State Dept. Deflect Questions on Armenian Genocide

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The U.S. State Department press corps' questions about President Obama's campaign promise to call 1915's Armenian genocide a genocide were met with deflected answers.

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Breaking Promise, Obama Fails to Recognize Armenian Genocide
Breaking Promise, Obama Fails to Recognize Armenian Genocide

By: Brian Kaylor
As the world marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide in 1915, President Obama is expected to deliberately avoid using the word "genocide," breaking a campaign promise.

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Holding Fashion Industry Accountable for Worker Safety
Holding Fashion Industry Accountable for Worker Safety

By: Fiona Spence
More than 1,000 textile workers died in Bangladesh in 2013 when a commercial building collapsed. On Friday, you can help hold the fashion industry accountable to protect workers in developing nations.

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Bill Clinton's Failure to Confront Rwandan Genocide as Genocide
Bill Clinton's Failure to Confront Rwandan Genocide as Genocide

By: Brian Kaylor
As genocide erupted in Rwanda in 1994, killing 800,000 people in about 100 days, President Bill Clinton verbally danced around the topic. Why his administration did so little continues to spark debate.

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Millions Have Substance Abuse Disorder, Few Obtain Treatment
Millions Have Substance Abuse Disorder, Few Obtain Treatment

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Although millions of U.S. citizens have substance abuse disorders, less than a fifth of them receive treatment each year, a recent Pew Charitable Trusts report reveals.

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Baptists Sporadically Issue Condemnations of Genocide
Baptists Sporadically Issue Condemnations of Genocide

By: Brian Kaylor
Baptist groups have sporadically raised their voices against genocide. When they do, they have strongly condemned killing and affirmed the value of all lives.

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Defining Genocide: No Loopholes for 'Odious Scourge'
Defining Genocide: No Loopholes for 'Odious Scourge'

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The definition of genocide does not mean an entire group of people must be killed. The intentional targeting of a group because of who they are or what they believe is genocide, a genocide scholar says.

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Islam Expected to Expand, Religiously Unaffiliated to Shrink Globally
Islam Expected to Expand, Religiously Unaffiliated to Shrink Globally

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Islam is the fastest growing faith tradition and is expected to nearly equal Christianity in 40 years, a study says. Meanwhile, the percentage of religiously unaffiliated will decrease.

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British Charity Urges Churches to House Vulnerable
British Charity Urges Churches to House Vulnerable

By: Fiona Spence
Ed Walker wanted to do something about Britain's homeless so he and his wife bought a house and rented it out to an ex-offender who had been living in a hostel. And Hope into Action was born.

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Skype Interview: Sam Chaise on the Global Diaspora Forum
Skype Interview: Sam Chaise on the Global Diaspora Forum

By: EthicsDaily Staff
As people leave their homes for other countries, the church and the gospel can become the presence of God to those people, says Sam Chaise in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview.

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Family, Patriotism Strongly Influence Self-Identity
Family, Patriotism Strongly Influence Self-Identity

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Religious faith is a distant third behind the influence of family and patriotism on self-identity in the United States, a recent survey conducted by The Barna Group says.

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EthicsDaily.com Documentaries Set for March TV Broadcasts
EthicsDaily.com Documentaries Set for March TV Broadcasts

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Two EthicsDaily.com documentaries - "Through The Door," a look at the faith community's engagement with prisons, and "Beneath the Skin: Baptists and Racism," will air on TV networks in March.

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Catholics, Evangelicals,
Catholics, Evangelicals, "Nones" Most Prevalent in U.S.

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Roman Catholics, white evangelical Protestants and religiously unaffiliated are the leading faith traditions in the U.S., says a recent report from the Public Religious Research Institute.

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Syria Called 'Worst Humanitarian Crisis of Our Time'
Syria Called 'Worst Humanitarian Crisis of Our Time'

By: Paul Hobson
The Syrian conflict entered its fifth year last weekend. More than 200,000 people have been killed inside Syria; half of the population has been forced to leave their homes.

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Rwandan Baptist Earns International Human Rights Award
Rwandan Baptist Earns International Human Rights Award
By: BWA Staff
The general secretary of the Association of Baptist Churches in Rwanda, is the recipient of the 2015 Baptist World Alliance's human rights award, which is given out every five years.
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Gov't Restriction, Social Hostility Toward Religion Down Slightly
Gov't Restriction, Social Hostility Toward Religion Down Slightly
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Government restrictions on religious freedom and social hostility toward religion saw a slight decline in 2013, says a newly released report from Pew Research Center.
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Catholic Expert Depicts Pope as
Catholic Expert Depicts Pope as "Moderate in Extreme"
By: Brian Kaylor
Pope Francis embodies a "moderate realism" and his ministry should matter to both Protestants and Catholics, said a respected U.S. journalist and top expert on Vatican affairs.
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Baptists Respond to Asia and Pacific Disasters
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.
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