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Nearly half of US adults are obese, the CDC says. Obesity has been rising over the past decade, with 40- to 59-year-olds as the age group with the highest obesity level, and men slightly more likely than women to be obese. […] Read More

The late founder of L’Arche International, Jean Vanier, ‘engaged in manipulative sexual relationships with at least six adult … woman,’ an inquiry found. Faith leaders called Vanier’s actions manipulative and horrifying. […] Read More

While an increasing number of products bear a recycling symbol, once consumers use the item and place it into a recycling bin, it often ends up in a landfill or is incinerated, a report said. […] Read More

With peace elusive and a return home uncertain, South Sudanese Baptist refugees have been meeting the needs of their fellow refugees in neighboring countries, providing food, shelter and education for children and youth. […] Read More

About 4.5 million people die prematurely each year due to health issues connected to the burning of fossil fuels, a report said, including 200,000 who die in the US alone and 40,000 children globally who die before age 5. […] Read More

Global carbon dioxide emissions remained stable in 2019 after two years of increases. While several faith leaders were cautiously optimistic, they acknowledged much work is still ahead to reign in carbon emissions. […] Read More

Nearly half of mainline Protestant pastors agree ‘nothing [is] wrong with two people of the same gender getting married,’ a Lifeway report found. Meanwhile, evangelical pastors’ support remains unchanged at 8%. […] Read More

The Constitution prohibits religious tests for public office, but a candidate’s religion is still a significant factor in US voting patterns, a report said. About one-third said they would not vote for Muslims or atheists. […] Read More

Obesity’s prevalence has increased threefold since 1975, rising in all nations and with the most notable increases taking place in rural areas. Nearly half the world is now considered obese or overweight, a report said. […] Read More

The abrupt shuttering of Logsdon Seminary at Hardin-Simmons University in Texas on Feb. 7 left alumni, students and faculty with feelings ranging from shock to disappointment, from confusion to grief. […] Read More