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Christopher Columbus’ undeniable connection to the oppression of indigenous peoples and the beginnings of the transatlantic slave trade have led many to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day. […] Read More

We will observe the 24th anniversary of the Rwanda Tutsi genocide in April. Romeo Dallaire, commander of the United Nations forces in Rwanda, wrote a book titled “Shake Hands with the Devil.” The devil, for Dallaire, was embodied in the person of Gen. Theoneste Bagosora, one of the principal authors of the murder of an […] Read More

We learned it as children: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” I assume it is to be a comfort to children when someone speaks unkind words to them. It occurs to me that it also could be a taunt that dares actual physical violence. In either case, it […] Read More

President Donald J. Trump attempted to honor Navajo Code Talkers on Monday, Nov. 26, in the Oval Office. While the president’s intent was commendable, his language and the image on the wall behind him sent a very different message. Trump used this special moment to take a dig at one of his political enemies, Sen. […] Read More

Anti-Semitism. Racial prejudice and violence. Welcoming refugees from a minority religious background. The relationship between church and state. These societal problems dominate the headlines, and thoughtful Christians are wondering how their faith can inform their responses to such pressing concerns. None of these problems is novel; Baptists throughout the United States wrestled with all of […] Read More

Baptist Center for Ethics / EthicsDaily.com will have two events on June 29 during the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s 2017 general assembly in Atlanta. A workshop from 3 to 4 p.m., co-sponsored by CBF Global Missions, will focus on EthicsDaily.com’s newest documentary, “The Disturbances.” The documentary shares a previously untold story about how missionaries and Nigerian […] Read More

President Trump complained earlier this year about the media’s failure to pay due attention to Islamist terrorist attacks, and the administration offered a specific list of such events. In some cases, his complaint was unfair, but the list did include many overseas attacks known only to experts and largely ignored by media. In turn, critics […] Read More

Sudan and Yemen are most at risk for state-led mass atrocities, according to the Early Warning Project’s (EWP’s) annual analysis released on April 12. Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria and Afghanistan are also among the countries most at risk. EWP is a joint project of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and Dartmouth College, which is […] Read More

The word “holocaust” derives from a Greek word that means “sacrifice by fire.” The genocide known as The Holocaust refers to the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and killing of approximately 6 million Jews by Adolph Hitler and the Nazi regime in Germany and other occupied territories between 1933 and 1945. While anti-Semitism had existed in Europe […] Read More

Twice a year the Holocaust is recognized and remembered through international observances. January 27 was chosen as International Holocaust Remembrance Day by the U.N. general assembly in 2005 because it is the anniversary of the liberation of the horrendous and unparalleled death camp, Auschwitz, in 1945. At Auschwitz, some 1.2 million people were murdered. Most […] Read More