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Views on the morality of gene editing vary widely based on its intended usage, a report found, with 60 percent saying it was morally acceptable to use gene editing to prevent an incurable or fatal disease. […] Read More

State representatives, advocates and leaders of faith-based organizations in Texas gathered on the capitol steps for a human trafficking awareness and prevention rally. […] Read More

Human trafficking has reached “horrific dimensions” in areas of conflict, a U.N. report revealed. The average number of trafficking victims per country has spiked nearly 70 percent in six years. […] Read More

Paul Baxley, a Baptist minister in Georgia, has been selected to lead the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He is the fourth coordinator in the organization’s 27-year history. […] Read More

Participating in worship gatherings at least twice a month is uncommon for 18- to 22-year-old Protestants, a survey found. Two-thirds stopped attending regularly in the four years after high school. […] Read More

U.S. households eligible to receive SNAP benefits will receive their February disbursement ahead of schedule in late January. However, low-income families will need to submit new applications sooner too. […] Read More

Extreme weather events related to human-caused climate change killed thousands, displaced millions and caused billions in damage in 2018, a Christian Aid report says. […] Read More

More than two-thirds of all drug-related overdose deaths in 2017 involved opioids, a CDC report says. Illicitly manufactured fentanyl was a leading contributor to the rise in opioid-related deaths. […] Read More

An estimated 553,000 people were homeless on a single night in 2018, an increase of 0.3 percent from 2017, and the second straight year for a HUD survey to find an increase in unhoused persons. […] Read More

Since 2011, all but three U.S. states have improved initiatives to reduce the sex trafficking of minors, a report says. Ten states earned an ‘A’ in the latest report. […] Read More