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Nigerian Baptist: World Ignores Terrorist Massacres Here
By: Paul Hobson
Boko Haram, a jihadist group seeking to establish Sharia law in Nigeria, carried out a massacre in the west African nation's northeastern region. And a Baptist leader there says the world merely watches.



Obama Attempts to Turn Page to "Better Politics"
By: Brian Kaylor
Religion only seeped in occasionally to President Obama's State of the Union address before a GOP-majority Congress, but important moral and ethical issues dominated the night's discussions.



Faith Leaders to Make Poverty, Hunger a 2016 Election Focus
By: EthicsDaily Staff
An alliance of Christian ministers is urging 2016 presidential hopefuls to call attention to hunger and poverty in their campaigns and present their views on video.



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Why Current Ideas for Easing Racial Tensions Won't Work
By: Reggie Warren
As long as the United States is divided into two groups over race relations, the opportunity to find common ground seems bleak. We need leaders willing to begin to build bridges.



How Do We Pay Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.?
By: Starlette McNeill
We've named schools after Martin Luther King Jr., but what have we learned? We've named streets after him, but where are we going? We must not merely observe his work; we must put our hands to the plow.



How to Provide the Best Education Possible
By: Zach Dawes
Everyone wants to provide the best education possible. To see progress, each "side" must stop portraying the other as the enemy or treating them as a scapegoat. No more blame game.




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Why Americans are Wrong to Shrug Off Torture
By: Zach Dawes
Most Americans believe our use of torture is justified, a survey found. But torture is always immoral, and information obtained through torture, even if it does save the lives of many, does not make it a moral act.



Martin Luther King – Church Buildings as Political Spaces
By: Brian Kaylor
In his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," Martin Luther King Jr. noted that churches with their fancy buildings had become a "social club" more concerned with their status than with standing up for moral truths.



U.S. Founding Fathers Set Aside Ideology for Common Good
By: Zach Dawes
U.S. Founding Fathers had to navigate a polarized political climate that seemed to preclude cooperation. If they could set aside partisanship and rigid ideology to focus on the common good, so can we.




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Where Will Your Church Be When 2030 Arrives?
By: Jerrod Hugenot
How has your church changed during the last 15 years, and where will your church be 15 years from now in 2030? That 15-year span may seem like an eternity, but churches must look forward and prepare to adapt. 



Denominations Shouldn't Ignore Bivocational Churches
By: Dennis Bickers
Denominations are going to have to make some major changes if they want to have a future. The ones paying attention to bivocational churches, which make up at least a third of their members, will succeed.



Martin Luther King Jr.: Religious Freedom Champion
By: Zach Dawes
Martin Luther King's explicit references to religious liberty are few, but this conviction is found in a general emphasis on individual freedom and an assumed need for church-state separation.




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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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