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Victims of trafficking often end up with criminal records resulting from forced actions during enslavement, making it hard to rebuild their lives after being freed. The laws of most states don’t provide adequate relief. […] Read More

Two-thirds of U.S. adults support stricter gun laws, a recent poll found, dropping only 2 percent from the previous year but still higher than 2013 when 55 percent wanted stricter laws enacted. […] Read More

An assessment of 187 nations revealed women are fully equal to men under the law in only six nations, a new report said. They are Belgium, Denmark, France, Latvia, Luxembourg and Sweden. […] Read More

More than six out of 10 U.S. Protestant churches are experiencing decline or stagnation in weekly attendance, a report found. Conversions are becoming rarer with 54 percent of pastors reporting less than 10 in 2018. […] Read More

With 30-plus members, mainly women migrant workers and refugees without work, Faith Baptist Church in Nicosia, the largest city in Cyprus, is the only Baptist congregation on the European island. […] Read More

U.S. states with higher levels of gun ownership and those with fewer restrictions have higher rates of mass shootings, research in a medical journal found. […] Read More

Religious minorities have much to offer society, but they often struggle against various forms of discrimination, a newly published report says. […] Read More

Funding for K-12 schools in the U.S. has increased in recent years, however, in 24 states, it still remains below levels before the “Great Recession,” a report says. […] Read More

Teachers, administrators and public school advocates gathered at the Texas Capitol to urge lawmakers to pass legislation increasing education funding, currently 20 percent lower than 2008 levels when adjusted for inflation. […] Read More

The Baptist World Alliance stopped a six-year slide in contributions with a 10 percent growth in gifts during 2018, but its general secretary cautioned the upswing does not constitute a trend. […] Read More