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Despite U.S. Wealth, Millions Face Extreme Poverty
Despite U.S. Wealth, Millions Face Extreme Poverty

By: EthicsDaily Staff Despite our nation's significant wealth, power and technology, millions remain impoverished because our abundance isn't being used effectively to help those in need.

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UN: Humanitarian Aid Needs Up in 2016, Funding Down
UN: Humanitarian Aid Needs Up in 2016, Funding Down

By: EthicsDaily Staff More than 130 million people needed humanitarian aid assistance in 2016, which represents 5 million more people than 2015's total, a U.N. report says. Conflicts and natural disasters were the key drivers of the increase.

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Gallup: Religious Giving Continues Downward Trend in '17
Gallup: Religious Giving Continues Downward Trend in '17

By: EthicsDaily Staff Giving to religious groups declined to 52 percent of U.S. adults in 2017, Gallup says. While secular charities maintained more stable giving, the latest stats for giving to religious groups continued a 12-year trend.

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Baptists of the Year: Ellen Di Giosia, First Baptist of Jefferson City
Baptists of the Year: Ellen Di Giosia, First Baptist of Jefferson City

By: Cliff Vaughn Representing the best of the Baptist tradition, Ellen Di Giosia and First Baptist Church of Jefferson City, Tennessee, are the Baptist Center for Ethics' pick as Baptists of the Year for 2017.

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BCE Board Member Candy Phillips Dies
BCE Board Member Candy Phillips Dies

By: EthicsDaily Staff Candy Phillips, board member of the Baptist Center for Ethics, died Friday, Dec. 22 in Nashville.

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U.S. Belief in Christmas Events' Historicity Declines
U.S. Belief in Christmas Events' Historicity Declines

By: EthicsDaily Staff While a majority of U.S. adults still affirm the historicity of the biblical Christmas story, a noticeable decline has taken place over the past four years. Despite that, 90 percent will still observe Christmas.

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Intense Religious Expressions Stable; Moderates Down
Intense Religious Expressions Stable; Moderates Down

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Contrary to a widely held belief that religion will become increasingly irrelevant, researchers found that the number of people with a strong religious affiliation in the U.S. has remained steady for two decades.

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Report: Global Malaria Cases Up for First Time Since 2010
Report: Global Malaria Cases Up for First Time Since 2010

By: EthicsDaily Staff The number of malaria cases around the world increased by 5 million in 2016, up from 211 million in 2015 and the first increase since 2010. Total deaths from malaria declined slightly by 1,000 last year.

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Against Odds, Christians Overcome Hurdles in Turkey
Against Odds, Christians Overcome Hurdles in Turkey

By: Daniel Trusiewicz Christians comprise less than 1 percent of Turkey's 70 million citizens. The predominantly Muslin nation has eight Baptist congregations, including Agape Church in Samsun, a city with a half-million residents

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How Women in Ministry Can Close the Confidence Gap
How Women in Ministry Can Close the Confidence Gap

By: Eileen R. Campbell-Reed The "confidence gap" is one factor that contributes to the shortfall of women serving as leaders in theological schools and churches, but it's a factor women can change, a seminary president said.

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Report Ranks Electronics, Jewelry Supply Chain Ethics
Report Ranks Electronics, Jewelry Supply Chain Ethics

By: EthicsDaily Staff The supply chain ethics of leading electronics and jewelry firms were ranked based on conflict-free mineral sourcing from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Apple and Signet came out on top.

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Access to Quality Education Essential to End Child Labor
Access to Quality Education Essential to End Child Labor

By: EthicsDaily Staff With an estimated 152 million children in child labor around the world, expanding access to quality education is a vital part of the effort to end child labor, a recent report concluded.

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Religious Bias Motivates One-Fifth of 'Single-Bias' Crime
Religious Bias Motivates One-Fifth of 'Single-Bias' Crime

By: EthicsDaily Staff Religious bias was behind 21 percent of single-bias crimes in the U.S. in 2016, an FBI report says. The most prevalent were Anti-Jewish incidents, accounting for more than half of all religious-bias incidents.

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Minorities Make Up Most of World's Stateless Population
Minorities Make Up Most of World's Stateless Population

By: EthicsDaily Staff Minority groups currently make up more than three-quarters of the world's stateless population, a new U.N. report says. To address the problem, the report proposes five actions.

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Most 'Spiritual, Not Religious' Align with Faith Tradition
Most 'Spiritual, Not Religious' Align with Faith Tradition

By: EthicsDaily Staff Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults who identify as "spiritual but not religious" remain affiliated with a religious tradition, a new study says. And 61 percent were satisfied with their lives, 50 percent with their health.

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Prioritizing Religious Freedom Thwarts Radicalization
Prioritizing Religious Freedom Thwarts Radicalization

By: Paul Hobson and Tony Peck Governments should make religious freedom a priority not only because it assists people whose freedom is under assault, but also because it helps in the battle against radicalization, a report concludes.

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Report: Healthcare Plays Vital Role in Reducing Recidivism
Report: Healthcare Plays Vital Role in Reducing Recidivism

By: EthicsDaily Staff How can we keep prisoners from returning to crime after completing their sentences? Part of the answer relies on an efficient and effective integration of healthcare with other rehabilitative services, a report concluded.

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Pollution the Leading Environmental Cause of Death, Illness
Pollution the Leading Environmental Cause of Death, Illness

By: EthicsDaily Staff The leading environmental cause of death and illness is pollution, causing an estimated 9 million premature deaths in 2015, a report says. That's three times more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

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R. Mitch Randall Named Baptist Center for Ethics Exec Director
R. Mitch Randall Named Baptist Center for Ethics Exec Director

By: EthicsDaily Staff R. Mitch Randall will become the Baptist Center for Ethics' new executive director, the BCE's board of directors announced. He will begin his tenure Jan. 1, 2018.

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Civil Society's Crucial Role to Solve Refugee Crisis
Civil Society's Crucial Role to Solve Refugee Crisis

By: Helle Liht The European refugee situation is settling down. No more masses are arriving; more procedures have been implemented. While the migration crisis is declining, the crisis is far from over in other aspects.

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U.S. Support for Stricter Gun Laws Rises to 60 Percent
U.S. Support for Stricter Gun Laws Rises to 60 Percent

By: EthicsDaily Staff U.S. support for stricter regulations on firearm sales now stands at 60 percent, a 5-point increase from 2016, matching the support level from 2004 and continuing a rising trend that began in 2014, a Gallup survey found.

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BCE Founder Robert Parham Remembered as Entrepreneurial Ethicist
BCE Founder Robert Parham Remembered as Entrepreneurial Ethicist

Robert Parham, founder and executive director of Baptist Center for Ethics, died Sunday evening, March 5 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after a prolonged illness.

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Robert Parham (1953 - 2017)
Robert Parham (1953 - 2017)

We are sad to report that Robert Parham, founder and director of Baptist Center for Ethics, and its website, EthicsDaily.com, passed away this evening (Sunday, March 5).

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UN: Despite Gains, Eradicating Poverty, Hunger Still Illusive
UN: Despite Gains, Eradicating Poverty, Hunger Still Illusive

By: EthicsDaily Staff While millions still live in extreme poverty and billions remain malnourished, population increases, conflicts and climate change threaten natural resources and food security.

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Pope: Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate Refugees
Pope: Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate Refugees

By: EthicsDaily Staff Pope Francis stressed that addressing the global refugee crisis requires an urgent, coordinated response based on four verbs: welcome, protect, promote and integrate.

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