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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.




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.




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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An Abuse Committed by Left and Right Ideologues

By: Roger Olson
People on the political and religious left and right do this all the time. It's so common we can be swayed by it even as we try to resist it. It should be called out. What is it?




Taxes: The Price of Civilization, Especially in the U.S.

By: David Brattson
"Taxes are what we pay for civilized society," U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once said. It is also what we pay for the privilege of being disciples of Jesus Christ.




The Unique Ethical Struggle for the Middle Class

By: Colin Harris
The middle class faces a unique ethical challenge. Do we primarily look to the upper class with envy and a desire to be like them? Or do we look to the lower class with compassion and a desire to help?





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Water: Economic Commodity or Human Right?

By: Christiana Z. Peppard (The Martin Marty Center: Sightings)
We often take clean, fresh water for granted in the U.S., but billions of people around the globe lack potable water. For corporations and governments, water is also a source of wealth and power.




Why Do Young People Join ISIS? Part 2

By: Arthur Brown
Rather than labeling young recruits of ISIS as crazy or evil, we should try to understand the conditions that made them willing to join. How can peace-loving churches and mosques work together to respond?




Sudanese Bombs Fall Amid International Silence

By: Elijah Brown
Genocide occurs when people of faith and goodwill are silent. In the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, genocidal bombs have been falling as the rest of the world remains silent.





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Training the Church's Next Generation of Leaders

By: Ircel Harrison
It's not enough to identify and disciple leaders for the church. Leaders need to invest their time to mentor young leaders who will in turn invest their time training the following generation.




10 Places Members Go When They Skip Church

By: Bill Wilson
Weekly church attendance is in serious decline as loyal members attend less frequently than before. Here are 10 of the most frequent places they go on Sundays when they're not in church.




Guardian or Gardener? Which Describes Your Church?

By: David Hull
Churches are either guardians or gardeners. Is yours protecting the ministries that were planted yesterday or digging new soil, planting new seeds and pruning back the old so that new growth can occur?





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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

By: James Gordon
With the same winning ingredients as its predecessor, "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" offers an amusing and poignant reminder that growing older has its positives. (Photo: Twentieth Century Fox)




Selma
By: Courtney Pace Lyons
We need movies that show the horrors of our history in plain view. We need movies that stir our souls, quicken our heartbeats and empower our feet to take steps for change. "Selma" delivers. (Photo: Paramount Pictures)



"Godzilla"
By: Brock Ratcliff
The new "Godzilla" does not disappoint. The monsters look great, and the destruction is grand and thorough. This is no mock-up of Tokyo being trampled by a man in a costume. (Photo: Warner Bros.)



"Heaven is for Real"
By: Roger Olson
Based on the best-seller about the purportedly true story of a 4-year-old's visit to heaven, "Heaven is for Real" is a surprising film, treating evangelical Christianity sympathetically. (Photo: Sony Pictures)




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