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An estimated 1.44 million refugees will need to be resettled in 2020, a U.N. agency report said. Africa is projected to have the highest resettlement needs for 2020 with more than 667,000 people. […] Read More

At a Holy Mass for Migrants, Pope Francis said migrants “are the symbol of all those rejected by today’s globalized society,” emphasizing that Christians should offer their support to migrants. […] Read More

U.S. adults expressed mixed views about clergy, with slightly more than half affirming clergy have a positive impact on society, a study found. Among the religiously affiliated, 62% say clergy have a positive influence. […] Read More

With plenary sessions examining and celebrating the role of women in ministry, the Baptist International Conference on Theological Education held earlier this month drew some 200 participants. […] Read More

Continuing a multiyear decline, only 36% of U.S. adults expressed “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in organized religion, Gallup found. It’s an all-time low in the poll’s history. […] Read More

Adopting “climate-friendly diets” is essential to creating a sustainable future and mitigating the negative impacts of climate change, a UN panel said. One panelist observed the “way we eat is threatening the planet.” […] Read More

In a survey assessing five institutions, U.S. adults declared that churches were the least likely to be open to diverse opinions, with less than half saying churches were very or somewhat open. […] Read More

About 24.9 million persons are currently enslaved in sex or labor trafficking worldwide, and a new report says many countries often overlook human trafficking that takes place within their own borders. […] Read More

A growing number of U.S. adults believe small-business owners should be able to refuse service based on their religious beliefs, a report found, with white Protestants substantially more likely to support such refusals. […] Read More

Noting a few positive examples of steps taken to promote religious freedom in 2018, an annual government report on religious freedom focused largely on violations of the right to exercise faith freely and without fear. […] Read More