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“Don’t try to reinvent the wheel ’cause the wheel works just fine,” says John Akhile Sr. of the power of trade to move people en masse out of poverty. Akhile, author of the book, “Unleashed: A New Paradigm of African Trade with the World,” talks about the links between poverty, trade and faith in a […] Read More

Seventy-eight percent of ‘Nones’ grew up in religious homes, according to a Pew Research Center poll, with 49 percent leaving religion due to a lack of belief. “Religious ‘nones’ are by no means monolithic,” Pew explained. “They can be broken down into three broad subgroups: self-identified atheists, those who call themselves agnostic and people who […] Read More

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a Labor Day letter focused on the challenges facing American workers and families. Labor Day will be observed on Monday, Sept. 5, this year. There are “deep trials in both the world of work and the state of the family,” said Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, the letter’s […] Read More

Pulpit oratory sits atop the list of what U.S. adults look for in choosing a local church. The quality of sermons was a factor in choosing a local church for 83 percent of respondents, a Pew Research Center survey revealed. Other leading influences were feeling welcomed by clergy and lay leadership (79 percent), the style […] Read More

Faith groups are providing immediate aid to Louisiana flood victims while emphasizing the long-term recovery facing the region. The Red Cross said the flooding was the “worst natural disaster” since Hurricane Sandy (2012) while Gov. John Bel Edwards called it “unprecedented.” The mid-August floods killed 13 people, damaged nearly 61,000 homes and caused more than […] Read More

Christ Church Nashville will host the premiere screening for clergy of’s new film, “The Disturbances,” from 9-11 a.m. Sept. 8, 2016. Similar showings will be held the next week at San Antonio’s Trinity Baptist Church. Christ Church Nashville identifies itself as “a three streams congregation, uniting the liturgical, evangelical and charismatic streams of the […] Read More

Communicating and practicing core values and ethics is vital to the success of companies and organizations, according to a study conducted by Marlene S. Neill, an assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor University. Neill interviewed 32 business executives about the importance of values and ethics in employer branding – the […] Read More

How do you cope with living through the war in Syria? Denial helps. “Most live in false hope,” says Fares, a Christian nongovernmental organization worker originally from Aleppo, who visits Syria every month to support the church there. “You want to encourage each other, even though you know this hope is not real. There are […] Read More

Laws against blasphemy and apostasy violate human rights and can inflame passions related to these matters, the U.S. State Department’s annual International Religious Freedom Report released on Wednesday (Aug. 10) said. “False accusations [of blasphemy or apostasy], often lodged in pursuit of personal vendettas or for the personal gain of the accuser, are not uncommon,” […] Read More

A strong majority (64 percent) of U.S. citizens who attend religious services regularly have heard clergy speak from the pulpit on at least one of six leading issues, according to the Pew Research Center. Forty-six percent of attendees said clergy had spoken publicly about more than one of these issues. “Religious liberty and homosexuality were […] Read More