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Global Baptists Speak Out on Religious Liberty, Justice, Migration | Brian Kaylor, Religious Liberty, Justice, Immigration, Baptist World Alliance, Baptists
Global Baptists Speak Out on Religious Liberty, Justice, Migration
By: Brian Kaylor
Baptists from nearly 60 nations gathered in Turkey for the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance, electing new leaders for the global group and passing six resolutions. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Middle Eastern Baptists Share Fears, Hopes as Minority Faith | Brian Kaylor, Baptist World Alliance, Middle East, Baptists
Middle Eastern Baptists Share Fears, Hopes as Minority Faith
By: Brian Kaylor
Baptists from Israel, Syria and Iraq explained at a BWA forum how they live as a minority group in their nations and shared their efforts to build bridges with their non-Christian neighbors. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Global Baptists Urged to Engage in Advocacy | Brian Kaylor, Advocacy, Religious Freedom, Baptist World Alliance
Global Baptists Urged to Engage in Advocacy
By: Brian Kaylor
Global Baptist speakers urged greater advocacy, especially for religious freedom, among churches and conventions at the local, national and international levels at the Baptist World Alliance in Turkey. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Moldovan Baptist Recognized for Human Rights Work | Brian Kaylor, Human Rights, Baptist World Alliance
Moldovan Baptist Recognized for Human Rights Work
By: Brian Kaylor
The Baptist World Alliance recognized Ilie Coada, a Baptist pastor and social justice worker in eastern Europe, who has "saved countless children from the worst kinds of sex slavery." Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Speaker: Baptists Must Advocate for Displaced, Stateless People | Brian Kaylor, Baptist World Alliance, Refugees, Immigration, Baptists
Speaker: Baptists Must Advocate for Displaced, Stateless People
By: Brian Kaylor
An American Baptist involved in refugee and immigration advocacy urged all Baptists to get involved in issues concerning displaced and stateless persons at the BWA's annual gathering. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Global Baptists Meet in Ancient Biblical City to Plan Future | Brian Kaylor, Baptist World Alliance, Turkey
Global Baptists Meet in Ancient Biblical City to Plan Future
By: Brian Kaylor
Baptists from 59 countries are converging in Turkey this week for the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance. They'll elect a new president, whose five-year term will begin next July. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Report Critiques Theology of Corporate Money in Politics | Brian Kaylor, Faith, Politics, Money, Auburn Theological Seminary
Report Critiques Theology of Corporate Money in Politics
By: Brian Kaylor
A report challenged the influx of corporate money in U.S. political campaigns as harmful to democracy and the needs of the poor. But will anyone pay attention to it? Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Skype Interview: Elijah Brown on Ethiopia's Religious History | EthicsDaily Staff, Elijah Brown, Skype Interview, Ethiopia
Skype Interview: Elijah Brown on Ethiopia's Religious History
By: EthicsDaily Staff
How do King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, the Ark of the Covenant and Italian food tie into Ethiopia's religious history and context? Find out in the new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Tolbert Elected President of National Baptist Convention of America | Brian Kaylor, National Baptist Convention of America, Sam Tolbert
Tolbert Elected President of National Baptist Convention of America
By: Brian Kaylor
National Baptist Convention of America delegates on June 25 elected the group's first new president in 11 years. Samuel Tolbert now leads the second largest black Baptist convention in the U.S. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Hard Times for Middle East Churches Only Half the Story | Chris Hall, Middle East, MENA, Muslims, Islam, Interfaith
Hard Times for Middle East Churches Only Half the Story
By: Chris Hall
Churches in the Middle East and North Africa may be facing hard times as they struggle with the rise of armed fundamentalist militias, government crackdowns and civil war, but that's only half the story. Read More ...
Chris Hall

Key Shifts Taking Place in Undocumented Immigration | EthicsDaily Staff, Immigration, Children
Key Shifts Taking Place in Undocumented Immigration
By: EthicsDaily Staff
The primary crossing location for undocumented immigrants has moved to Texas' Rio Grande Valley, and Central American children are crossing in record numbers. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Survey: Public Trust in Many U.S. Institutions Declines | EthicsDaily Staff, Gallup Poll, Public Confidence, Religion
Survey: Public Trust in Many U.S. Institutions Declines
By: EthicsDaily Staff
While there hasn't been a decline each year, confidence in organized religion has been on a downward trajectory overall since 1975. The latest results of Gallup's annual survey are the second lowest. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

National Baptist Group Faces Key Presidential Vote | Brian Kaylor, National Baptist Convention of America
National Baptist Group Faces Key Presidential Vote
By: Brian Kaylor
Delegates to the meeting of the second largest black Baptist convention in the U.S. will vote Wednesday to choose one of three presidential candidates to lead the convention. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Skype Interview: Martin Accad on The Middle East Consultation | EthicsDaily Staff, Skype, Martin Accad, ABTS, IMES, Muslims, Christians
Skype Interview: Martin Accad on The Middle East Consultation
By: EthicsDaily Staff
The Middle East Consultation equips participants to respond to the challenges facing Christians and Muslims in the Middle East, says Martin Accad in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

TV Network Will Broadcast EthicsDaily Documentaries | Soul of the South, Documentary, Beneath the Skin, Racism, Race, Through the Door, GWB
TV Network Will Broadcast EthicsDaily Documentaries
By: EthicsDaily Staff
EthicsDaily.com is coming again to your television. Soul of the South Network, an African-American network reaching more than 20 million homes, will air three of our documentaries in July. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Charitable Giving Increases, Except to Houses to Faith | EthicsDaily Staff, Giving USA, Charitable Giving
Charitable Giving Increases, Except to Houses to Faith
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Overall charitable giving may have increased by 4.4 percent in 2013, but houses of faith saw a slight decline in giving, according to the annual report from Giving USA. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

South Sudan Refugees Fleeing into Ethiopia | Paul Hobson, South Sudan, Baptist Times of Great Britain
South Sudan Refugees Fleeing into Ethiopia
By: Paul Hobson
More than 350,000 refugees in South Sudan are expected to flee across the border into Ethiopia, a Christian relief agency says. Six camps near Ethiopia's border are already stretched thin. Read More ...
Paul Hobson

Mission Workers Help to Keep Mom, Daughter Together | Vickey Casey, BMS World Mission, Thailand, Polygamy, Poverty
Mission Workers Help to Keep Mom, Daughter Together
By: Vickey Casey
Thiri lives in constant fear that her estranged husband will steal their daughter away to live with his second family. BMS World Mission and one of its partners are helping to keep her family intact. Read More ...
Vickey Casey

Patterson Apologizes, Defends Admitting Muslim Student | Brian Kaylor, Southern Baptist Convention, Baptists, Muslims, Paige Patterson
Patterson Apologizes, Defends Admitting Muslim Student
By: Brian Kaylor
The president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary apologized to the Southern Baptist Convention on Wednesday for admitting a Muslim doctoral student into the seminary. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Majority Still Favor Path to Citizenship for Undocumented | EthicsDaily Staff, Immigration, Immigration Reform, Citizenship
Majority Still Favor Path to Citizenship for Undocumented
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Despite Washington's delays, a strong majority of Americans—62 percent—still favor immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship, a new report says. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

U.K. Proposes Tougher Penalties for Human Trafficking | Paul Hobson, Modern Slavery Bill, Human Trafficking
U.K. Proposes Tougher Penalties for Human Trafficking
By: Paul Hobson
The Queen of England announced tougher penalties for human trafficking in her annual speech. Activists opposed to human trafficking have welcomed the proposal. Read More ...
Paul Hobson

Muslim Student at Baptist Seminary Likely to Spark SBC Drama | Brian Kaylor, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Baptists, Muslims, Different Books Common Word, Southern Baptist Convention
Muslim Student at Baptist Seminary Likely to Spark SBC Drama
By: Brian Kaylor
The admission of a Muslim student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will likely impact the agenda of the Southern Baptist Convention meeting this week. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Mixed Results 20 Years after Evangelical-Catholic Unity Effort | Brian Kaylor, Roman Catholics, Evangelicals
Mixed Results 20 Years after Evangelical-Catholic Unity Effort
By: Brian Kaylor
Prominent evangelicals and Catholics released a document 20 years ago articulating common ground between them, but their groundwork may have done more for politics than theology. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Controversial Christian Zionist Group Exploits Ukrainian Crisis | Brian Kaylor, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, Christian Zionism
Controversial Christian Zionist Group Exploits Ukrainian Crisis
By: Brian Kaylor
While other Christian groups have urged prayers for Ukraine and Russia during protests and violence, a Christian Zionist group instead seeks to use the crisis to further its theologically driven political goals. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Skype Interview: Grace Ji-Sun Kim on Climate Change | EthicsDaily Staff, Skype, Grace JiSun Kim, Climate Change, Environment, Creation Care
Skype Interview: Grace Ji-Sun Kim on Climate Change
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Climate change is affecting developing countries, where the poor are suffering from the habits of rich people around the world, says Grace Ji-Sun Kim in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Undocumented Shift Crossing Location to South Texas | EthicsDaily Staff; Undocumented Immigrants, Immigration, Gospel Without Borders
Undocumented Shift Crossing Location to South Texas
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Undocumented immigrants have shifted their crossing location into the U.S. More now move through the Rio Grande Valley area rather than the Tucson, Arizona, sector. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Australian Baptists Grade Ethics of Electronics Companies | Brian Kaylor, Baptist World Aid Australia, Australian Baptists, Electronics Companies, Ethical Electronics Guide
Australian Baptists Grade Ethics of Electronics Companies
By: Brian Kaylor
Nearly 40 electronics companies were graded on their corporate ethical practices, and not one of them earned an "A," a report from Baptist World Aid Australia said. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

Debt and Britain's Children: Bullying, Anxiety, Going Without | Paul Hobson, Baptist Times, Debt, Poverty, Children, Payday Lending
Debt and Britain's Children: Bullying, Anxiety, Going Without
By: Paul Hobson
The findings of a British study show that millions of children in Great Britain are suffering worry and anxiety, bullying and going without essentials as their families are trapped in debt. Read More ...
Paul Hobson

Skype Interview: David Hull on Death and Dying (Part 2) | EthicsDaily Staff, Skype, David Hull, William Hull, Death, Dying
Skype Interview: David Hull on Death and Dying (Part 2)
By: EthicsDaily Staff
While most Christians are afraid to talk about death, pastors could help their members by talking about the journey to a good death, said David Hull in a new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Parents Learn Skills for Raising Highly Capable Kids | Kalie Lowrie, Texas Baptists, Parenting, Tutoring, Mentoring
Parents Learn Skills for Raising Highly Capable Kids
By: Kalie Lowrie
A Texas elementary school helped nearly 30 parents strengthen their parenting skills with an 11-week course, which received support and funding from Primera Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Read More ...
Kalie Lowrie

Skype Interview: David Hull on Death and Dying (Part 1) | EthicsDaily Staff, Skype, David Hull, William Hull, Death, Dying
Skype Interview: David Hull on Death and Dying (Part 1)
By: EthicsDaily Staff
William Hull's son talks about how his father, who died last year after battling Lou Gehrig's disease, faced death and dying in a new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Survey: Hispanic Americans Leaving Roman Catholic Church | EthicsDaily Staff, Hispanic Americans, Roman Catholic Church, Pew Research Center, Religious Affiliation
Survey: Hispanic Americans Leaving Roman Catholic Church
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Hispanics are still predominantly Catholic, but 24 percent have now converted from Catholicism, either turning to Protestantism or remaining religiously unaffiliated, a new study found. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Pig-Farming Project Helps Ugandan Villages Heal | Vickey Casey, BMS World Mission, Uganda, Joseph Kony, Lord's Resistance Army
Pig-Farming Project Helps Ugandan Villages Heal
By: Vickey Casey
A year-long pig-rearing project has yielded more than piglets and profit for the farmers. It has bonded Ugandan communities torn apart by Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army. Read More ...
Vickey Casey

Prison-and-Faith Documentary to Air Thursday in Georgia | EthicsDaily Staff, Georgia Department of Corrections, Prison Reform, Through the Door
Prison-and-Faith Documentary to Air Thursday in Georgia
By: EthicsDaily Staff
"Through the Door," EthicsDaily.com's new documentary on prisons and faith is set to broadcast on Thursday in Georgia – the state with the fourth largest prison population. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Study: Language, Work Key for Immigrants to Integrate Successfully | EthicsDaily Staff, Hispanic Americans, Immigration
Study: Language, Work Key for Immigrants to Integrate Successfully
By: EthicsDaily Staff
While immigration reform remains divisive, everyone wants to see immigrants thrive in the U.S., a new report says. Read More ...
EthicsDaily Staff

Baptists Respond to Asia and Pacific Disasters | BWA Staff, Baptists, Relief Aid
Baptists Respond to Asia and Pacific Disasters
Washington, DC (BWA) --Baptist World Aid (BWAid), the relief and development arm of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), is coordinating relief efforts to the Philippines and Indonesia after these countries were badly affected by a typhoon and earthquakes, respectively. Read More ...
BWA Staff