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An estimated 553,000 people were homeless on a single night in 2018, an increase of 0.3 percent from 2017, and the second straight year for a HUD survey to find an increase in unhoused persons. […] Read More

Since 2011, all but three U.S. states have improved initiatives to reduce the sex trafficking of minors, a report says. Ten states earned an ‘A’ in the latest report. […] Read More

A slim majority of U.S. adults said religion is very important in their lives, a Gallup report says, continuing an overall downward trend from a high of 70 percent in 1965. […] Read More

Despite increases in non-Christians being elected to the new U.S. Congress, Christian traditions still hold the majority of the 535 combined seats in the House and Senate, with Catholics and Baptists leading the pack. […] Read More

The percentage of U.S. adults who view clergy as honest and ethical continues to decline, the latest Gallup report says. Only 37 percent rated clergy’s honesty and ethical standards as high or very high. […] Read More

Baptist and Catholic delegations met earlier this month to continue ecumenical conversations between the two groups. […] Read More

Children who participate in the Head Start program are more likely to attend college and less likely to experience poverty in adulthood, a report said. […] Read More

The two most generous nations are Indonesia and Australia, says a survey of adults, who were asked how often they donated money, volunteered their time or helped a stranger. […] Read More

A conference led by the Institute of Middle East Studies brings together Christian workers from all over the world each June to learn more about Islam and the Middle East. […] Read More

The proposed tax plan drafted by the GOP in the House of Representatives contains a provision that would repeal the so-called “Johnson Amendment,” the Baptist Joint Committee says. […] Read More