By: Brian Kaylor At the Baptist World Alliance's Congress, held every five years and for the first time in Africa, outgoing president John Upton reflects upon the "power of collectiveness" of global Baptists.
By: Paul Hobson The U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals have produced the "most successful anti-poverty movement in history," with the number of people now living in extreme poverty down by more than half.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Joel Gregory, who will deliver the closing sermon at the Baptist World Congress in South Africa this month, discusses the global Baptist witness in the latest Skype video from EthicsDaily.com.
By: EthicsDaily Staff With the exception of the military and small businesses, confidence in every major U.S. institution polled below historic averages, a new Gallup survey says. Guess who garnered the least confidence?
By: Brian Kaylor Faith voters remain targeted by many presidential candidates. Many GOP candidates are courting conservative evangelicals while religious appeals are less frequent among candidates on the Democratic side.
By: Zach Dawes Effectively responding to global crises requires greater awareness of religion's influence in shaping people and culture as well as recognition of faith-based organizations' role in providing humanitarian aid.
By: Brian Kaylor A Baptist pastor from eastern Ukraine sees God at work in his country even after the destruction of his 300-member church by pro-Russian separatists when he refused to back their cause.
By: EthicsDaily Staff The global population considered food insecure has declined by 167 million since 2005 and by 216 million since 1992, a report says. Reduction of food insecurity has varied greatly from region to region.
By: Paul Hobson The Burundi president's announcement that he would seek a third term sparked unrest in the East African nation. More than 20 have died, 100 injured, 600 arrested and 100,000 fled the country.
By: Chris Hall Tens of thousands of people are making the perilous trip across the Mediterranean Sea to the promise of a better life. Many don't survive, but mission workers in southern Italy are helping those who arrive.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Michael Okwakol, senior pastor of a Baptist church in Uganda and president of the All Africa Baptist Fellowship, talks about challenges for African churches in a new EthicsDaily.com Skype interview.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Five nations - Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Central African Republic and Burma - have been recommended to be designated as "countries of particular concern" because of severe violations of religious freedom.
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.