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Faith Leaders Shrug at Critical Immigration Ruling
By: Brian Kaylor
When a federal judge halted President Obama's executive order on immigration, putting nearly 750,000 immigrants at risk for deportation, many faith leaders, including Southern Baptists, responded with silence.



Survey: U.S. Worship Attendance Highest in South, Lowest in Northeast
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Southern states registered significantly higher weekly worship attendance than states in the northeast and northwest, a national survey said.



In West Africa, Doctor Says Ebola's End in Sight
By: Sarah Stone
Ebola has claimed more than 9,000 lives across West Africa since the outbreak began in December 2013. A BMS World Mission doctor, who serves in Guinea, says the end is in sight.



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Homeless Ministries Begin with Dignity, Respect
By: Hugh Hollowell
Homelessness is more than losing a house and job. It's a series of losses. Churches that want to minister to the homeless should begin by restoring dignity and respect before housing and jobs.



Do Religious-Based Groups Discriminate Against Atheists?
By: Roger Olson
Do religious-based groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and the Boy Scouts, discriminate when they deny membership to atheists? Not at all. Such a claim is absurd.



When We Make Children Live in Shadows
By: Trevor Barton
Tomás is 9 years old and from Honduras. He is trying to learn new words and strange phrases that will allow him to live in his new world in South Carolina. But for now, he lives in the shadows.




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Responding to Asylum Seekers with Hospitality
By: Rod Benson and Kristine Morrison
As worldwide conflict proliferates, the flow of asylum seekers to other nations won't ease soon. Scripture calls us to respond with hospitality, generosity and kindness to the stranger in our midst.



Measured Thought vs. Shooting from the Hip
By: Colin Harris
Any faith can be guilty of horrendous atrocities; no faith can be rightly evaluated in terms of what extremists do in its name. When someone in authority gives this measured response, it's labeled as indecisive.



Why Christians Should Support ICC's Investigation
By: Wissam al-Saliby
The International Criminal Court is investigating alleged crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territories since last June. In the interest of international justice, Christians should support the ICC.




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True Christian Virtues Rising From the Ashes
By: Preston Clegg
The cross of ashes on peoples' foreheads on Ash Wednesday is a sign of penitence, humility and mourning. They're virtues for which Christians today seem to have little use.



Christ Came to Save More Than the World's People
By: Ron Rolheiser
The Scriptures affirm that Christ didn't just come to save people; he came to save the world. The physical world has its own rights and is part of God's plan for eventual heavenly life.



Iraq's Religious, Ethnic Minorities Face Genocide
By: Elijah Brown
Iraq's religious and ethnic minority communities – Christians, Yazidis, Shabak and Turkmen – are living at the edge of extinction and face virtual non-existence without immediate action.




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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)



"Exodus: Gods and Kings"
By: Cliff Vaughn
Ridley Scott can't or won't shake faith on film, but one thing seems certain: "Exodus" works best when it's about Scott's artistry, not Moses' theology – imagined or otherwise. (Photo: 20th Century Fox)



"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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