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Faith Leaders Turn to Twitter to Express Prayers, Solidarity with the People of Paris

By: Robert Parham
In the wake of the Paris attacks, the faith community has rightly been at the forefront of lament, condemning terrorism as evil and refusing to demonize Islam.

Meeting Donor Expectations with Tangible Results

By: Robert Parham
Donors to want to know their gifts make a difference, that we're good stewards of what they entrust to us. Here are 10 tangible results you receive from your donation.

Doing Good With Christmas Shopping

By: Robert Parham
Americans will soon spend billions of dollars during the frenzied Christmas shopping season. Why not spend some of that money in ways that will advance the common good?

Islamic State Committed Genocide, Says Holocaust Museum; State Department Undecided

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A published report labeled the Islamic State's actions toward the Yezidi people as genocide, but the State Department has not made a formal finding.

Shaun King Confronts the "Christmas Crazies"

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Tired of dealing with the craziness of the Christmas season? See how one church confronts it to encourage a more meaningful observance in the latest video interview from

Border Blocks in Nepal Could Trigger Humanitarian Crisis

By: Sarah Stone
Following two major earthquakes, Nepal is facing nationwide fuel shortages after more than two months of blockades along its border with India. The shortage is closing schools and affecting hospitals.

Columns on Politics
On Being European, Human Rights and Grace

By: Stuart Blythe
When it comes to human rights, many Christians can be ambivalent on the subject. The concept of grace, however, offers a different way to theologically reflect upon human rights.

3 Ways Your Church Can Reform Criminal Justice System

By: Zach Dawes
Folks on both sides of the aisle agree that our criminal justice system is broken and are finding significant agreement on how to correct the numerous failings. Here are three ways churches can help.

Why Disputes Between Churches, UK Gov't Will Increase

By: Jon Kuhrt
As austerity measures kick in, clashes between the British government and churches will increase. Government wants Christians to pull drowning people out of the river. It doesn't want them to ask who's pushing them in.

Columns on Baptist Life
How Will Your Church Share Good News this Halloween?

By: Chris Duffett
Here's how volunteers from one church shared their faith by carving pumpkins for people who likely don't consider going to church. What you say and do are equally vital when it comes to sharing your faith.

During Global Crises, Faith Groups are Unsung Heroes

By: Zach Dawes
Day after day, global crises fill news headlines. While their efforts rarely make those headlines, global faith communities from all traditions make significant contributions to relief efforts

The Beginning of the End for Baptist Entities?

By: Bill Wilson
Declining receipts from churches and increasing pressure from the national Baptist body to forward a larger percentage of receipts upstream are squeezing state conventions and associations.

Columns on Church and Theology
Early Christian Leaders Condemned Greedy Lenders

By: David W. T. Brattston
Usury is the practice of charging excessively high interest rates on loans instead of being content with repayment of the principal. It was a practice that early Christians held in contempt.

How You Can End the Us-vs.-Them War

By: Elizabeth Evans Hagan
We love a good game of us vs. them. We stake the claim of the divide with no possibility of middle ground. But what happens when you get to know a "them," and they become more like an "us"?

Making Faith Relevant by Supporting a Living Wage

By: Jon Kuhrt
How can Christians share their faith in relevant ways that do not make people squirm with embarrassment? One way is through a commitment to social justice, such as support for living wages.

Columns on Culture and Media
Reflecting on 2015, Looking Forward to 2016

By: Zach Dawes
While many newspapers charge readers to access their online information, provides free content for churches and people of faith. And we're able to do it with your financial support.

Should Churches Take Moral Stand Against Football?

By: Martin Marty (The Martin Mary Center: Sightings)
In a scandal-filled football season, with stories of dementia and deaths increasingly common, it should be easy to raise questions about the morality of the national sport. It isn't.

Busting Myth That Muslims Don't Condemn Terrorism

By: Martin Accad
When a Muslim commits a terrorist act, some complain Muslim leaders aren't doing enough to condemn them. But Muslim groups have condemned them many times - with little, if any, media coverage.

Columns on Family Matters
Easing the Burden on Our Stressed-Out Families

By: Matt Sapp
In our fast-paced society, you can either take care of your family financially or you can actually be there to take care of your family. For a growing percentage of the population, you can't do both.

3 Spiritual Habits You Can Pass on to Your Children

By: Christina Embree
Not only are your kids watching you, but they are also copying you. Like a serious game of "Simon Says," your children are learning what is normal in life by watching your actions.

Inching Closer to Achieve Work-Life Balance for All

By: Zach Dawes
After two national politicians - one from each party - cited family priorities over their career ambitions, have we finally turned a corner toward a more productive conversation on work-life balance?

Columns on World Religions

Movie Reviews
Mr. Holmes

By: Jerrod Hugenot
Veteran actor Ian McKellen portrays an elderly Sherlock Holmes in "Mr. Holmes," a film that revolves around memory and the way we tell our stories. It has some lessons for the church. (Photo: Roadside Attractions)

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)

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.)

Book Reviews
"I Shall Not Hate"

By: James Gordon
In his book, "I Shall Not Hate," Palestinian doctor Izzeldin Abuelaish reflects on his experiences following the Israel's incursion into Gaza in 2009 that claimed the lives of his three daughters and a niece.

'Being Mortal'

By: Joel Snider
If we want to encourage the fullest life to the end of mortality, we must get over our fear of mortality and our denial of death. Honest discussions with caregivers, patients and families are critical.

9 Principles for Christians to Engage with Muslims
By: Jennifer Bryson
While Christians and Muslims have deep disagreements over faith issues, they can still relate to each other in a way that is "respectful, gracious and bridge-building," an author says.

Music Reviews
'Save the Day'
The title song opens the collection by juxtaposing elaborate pleasures with simple ones. It comes closer to rock-and-roll than any other selection on the album and grabs the attention of the listener, alerting us to the significance of the word "day," which appears at least once in ten of the twelve songs.

Religion News Service
Court Says Quebec Parents Can’t Pull Students Out of Religion Class
TORONTO (RNS) Canada's highest court has ruled that children in Quebec schools cannot opt out of a course on ethics and world religions.

Rick Santorum Defends Views on Obama’s Theology
WASHINGTON (RNS) Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is defending his views questioning prenatal testing and President Obama's "theology."

President Obama’s Five Most Personal Religious Statements
(RNS) In recent days, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has criticized President Obama for having a "phony theology" not based on the Bible.

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