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Oklahoma Partnership Redefines Race Relationships

A cluster of Native American congregations and the Cooperating Baptist Fellowship of Oklahoma are writing a new script for race relations in the Sooner State. […] Read More

U.S. Protestants Regularly Invite Others to Church

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults in Protestant and nondenominational churches have invited someone to church in the past six months, a LifeWay report says. […] Read More

BWA Challenges U.S. Policy to Separate Migrant Families

Meeting in Zurich, members of the Baptist World Alliance adopted a resolution challenging the zero-tolerance policy of the Trump administration to deal with the crisis on the U.S. southern border. […] Read More

Here’s How Often Half of U.S. Adults Read Their Bibles

More than twice as many respondents said coffee was a ‘daily necessity’ compared to those who said the same thing about the Bible, a report says. […] Read More

Facebook Leads the Way in Digital Evangelism Efforts

Facebook leads the way among social media outlets when it comes to evangelism on digital platforms, the Barna Group says. Almost nine out of 10 who witness online do so through personal posts. […] Read More

Confidence in Church, Organized Religion Continues to Dip

While the church and organized religion ranked fourth in Gallup’s Confidence in Institutions report, they dropped another 3 points to an all-time low of 38 percent. […] Read More

The Reason Half of U.S. Protestants Would Switch Churches

Protestant churchgoers in the U.S. do not change membership often. However, more than half said that a change in doctrine would be the likely reason they would make a switch. […] Read More

Politics Influences How You View, Work to End Poverty

A person’s political leaning influences their perspective on poverty and how they work to address poverty, according to a Barna Group report released on June 19. U.S. adults who self-identify as political liberals were nearly twice as likely as those identifying as political conservatives (37 percent to 19 percent) to be “extremely concerned about global […] Read More

Global Displacement Reaches Record High in 2017

The number of displaced persons increased by 2.9 million in 2017, bringing the global total to 68.5 million and a record high. That’s according to the United Nations Refugee Agency’s annual “Global Trends: Forced Displacement” report published on June 19. Of the 68.5 million displaced persons, 25.4 million were refugees, 40 million internally displaced persons […] Read More

Nationalism Cited for Uptick in Religious Freedom Restrictions

Nationalistic tendencies contributed to a noticeable increase in government restriction on religious freedom in 2016, according to a Pew Research Center report released on June 21. Of the 198 nations assessed, 28 percent (55 nations) were deemed to have “high” or “very high” government restrictions on religious faith and practice – a 3 percent increase […] Read More