By: EthicsDaily Staff Positive views among U.S. adults toward nearly all religious groups increased over the last three years, according to the Pew Research Center. Only evangelical Christians remained stable at 61 percent.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Amid increasing violence in South Sudan, Baptists in this African nation are ministering to refugees and internally displaced persons. The country is the world's third largest refugee crisis but receives far less attention.
By: EthicsDaily Staff The U.S. refugee vetting and resettlement process is lengthy, complex and not widely understood. Here's an explanation of the process that refugees must go through to enter the U.S.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Human trafficking is a growing problem, based on calls and texts to U.S. trafficking hotlines. Total calls and texts have more than doubled in the last four years; sex trafficking represented three-fourths of all contacts.
By: EthicsDaily Staff The number of U.S. adults who perceive refugees as a threat to U.S. security declined by 9 percent over 10 months, the Pew Research Center said, to 46 percent in January 2017 from 55 percent in April 2016.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Faith-based groups play a significant but often overlooked role in addressing U.S. homelessness, a new report says. And the impact of these groups is likely greater than the report indicates, an expert says.
By: Janis Ezell Following storms that ripped through the southeastern U.S., missionaries' children and international students at William Carey University in Mississippi received help from the Woman's Missionary Union.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Houston has been referred to as "the hub" of human trafficking in the U.S. The city fights human trafficking because it is an everyday problem, not just one limited to the annual Super Bowl, a mayoral spokesman said.
By: EthicsDaily Staff In a nationwide polarized political climate, Texas lawmakers have found an issue around which they can unite: putting an end to human trafficking. An estimated 313,000 people in Texas are trafficking victims.
By: EthicsDaily Staff The percentage of U.S. adults who would like to read their Bible more has been consistent for the last five years - moving from 60 percent (2012) to 62 percent (2014) to 61 percent (2016), the Barna Group says.
By: EthicsDaily Staff A majority of U.S. adults across all categories continue to view Pope Francis favorably. Since his election, the pope's favorability rating has increased to 70 percent this month, a 13-percent upward trend since March 2013.
By: EthicsDaily Staff 498 columns. 139 contributors. 125 news articles. These are a few snapshots of EthicsDaily.com's 2016 initiatives, providing a global perspective from goodwill people of faith on engaging pressing issues facing the world.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Emergency food requests increased in 2016, even as overall homelessness rates continued to decline, a new report said. The leading reasons for the increase? Low wages and high housing costs.
By: EthicsDaily Staff With tens of millions of displaced children in need of education, churches and faith-based organizations in Lebanon have ministered to the needs of displaced persons since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011.
By: EthicsDaily Staff European churches are assessing media portrayal of refugees, highlighting ways in which media promote refugees' rights to speak on their own behalf and to uphold journalistic practices to challenge disinformation.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Human Rights Day will be observed on Dec. 10. The Baptist World Alliance is encouraging its members to participate in the annual observance in their worship services over that weekend.
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.