By: EthicsDaily Staff Nearly 565,000 people were among the U.S. homeless identified during a one-night count in January 2015, says the National Alliance to End Homelessness' 2016 State of Homelessness report.
By: EthicsDaily Staff The strength of civil society has increased globally, giving "ordinary citizens more power and responsibility" and threatening "governments that wish to monopolize power and evade responsibility," a government report says.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Nearly half the people of South Sudan (49 percent) are food insecure, meaning they are unsure where their next meals will come from. The record level of food insecurity is an 11 percent increase from 2014.
By: Paul Hobson Following an Easter suicide bombing in Pakistan, the Evangelical Alliance's Religious Liberty Commission is urging Britain to raise the status of freedom of religion in its foreign policy.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Three nations - Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia - were at the center of the Ebola epidemic, and faith leaders have been vital in responding effectively to the crises in the West African nations.
By: EthicsDaily Staff While the U.S. imprisonment rate rose 149 percent over 20 years, the punishment rate has increased even more. And these rates have risen even as crime rates have fallen significantly since 1991.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Widespread agreement exists in the U.S. that the global climate is warming, but the reasons are debated: 49 percent say it's human-caused, 46 percent cite natural changes, and 5 percent have no opinion.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Analyzing data from six faith traditions, the Pew Research Center found that a gender gap is evident in religious engagement around the world and particularly in the United States.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Child refugees are "particularly vulnerable" to exploitation by human traffickers, a report said. Unaccompanied minors as well as children separated from families are particularly susceptible.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Nearly 25 percent of annual deaths worldwide are due to unhealthy environmental conditions, a WHO report says. Most deaths from unhealthy environments occur in lower-income nations.
By: EthicsDaily Staff With federal rules on payday lending expected to be released this spring, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently offered his semi-annual report to a congressional committee.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Culminating months of research and analysis, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared Islamic State actions in the Middle East against Christians, Yezidis and other religious groups to be genocide.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Nearly four out of five U.S. citizens want e-cigarettes to be regulated, a Gallup poll says. And three out of five say those regulations should be comparable to tobacco cigarettes.
By: EthicsDaily Staff A strong majority (86 percent) of U.S. Protestant pastors said Christians should "care sacrificially for refugees and foreigners," yet 46 percent said their churches feared refugees coming to the U.S.
By: EthicsDaily Staff After shedding more than 1,000 missionaries and staff, Southern Baptists' International Mission Board president discusses the agency's future and mobilizing ordinary Christians to the mission field.
By: Brian Kaylor As Donald Trump moves closer to the GOP presidential nomination, news continues to focus on his support from evangelical Christians. However, Midwest evangelicals aren't riding the Trump bandwagon.
By: Baptist Union of Great Britain As the French government demolishes homes in a makeshift refugee camp, where migrants hope to cross the English Channel into Britain, Baptists in the United Kingdom urge their government to ensure protection.