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Global Baptists Gather in Thailand for BWA Gathering
Global Baptists Gather in Thailand for BWA Gathering

By: Brian Kaylor About 300 Baptists from nearly 50 nations trekked to the predominately Buddhist nation of Thailand this week for the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance.

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Report: U.S. Child Well-Being Improved in 11 of 16 Areas
Report: U.S. Child Well-Being Improved in 11 of 16 Areas

By: EthicsDaily Staff U.S. children have seen improvement over the past five years in 11 of 16 areas that serve as key indicators of well-being, a report said. Overall, children saw gains in economic well-being and health.

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State Department Outlines Path to Combat Trafficking
State Department Outlines Path to Combat Trafficking

By: EthicsDaily Staff To combat human trafficking around the globe requires comprehensive anti-trafficking laws with severe consequences for violation coupled with effective prosecution, the State Department said.

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Barna: Southern U.S. Cities Remain Most 'Bible-Minded'
Barna: Southern U.S. Cities Remain Most 'Bible-Minded'

By: EthicsDaily Staff The most "Bible-minded" U.S. cities continue to be located in the south, a Barna Group report found. Four of the five least Bible-minded cities were in the northeast and remained unchanged from 2016.

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2 BCE / EthicsDaily.com Events at CBF Assembly
2 BCE / EthicsDaily.com Events at CBF Assembly

By: EthicsDaily Staff Baptist Center for Ethics / EthicsDaily.com will hold two events on June 29 during the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's 2017 general assembly in Atlanta.

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UN: Forced Displacement Reaches Record Level in 2016
UN: Forced Displacement Reaches Record Level in 2016

By: EthicsDaily Staff The global population of displaced persons has grown substantially, reaching a total of 65.6 million, an increase of 300,000 in 2016, according to a United Nations annual report.

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20 Percent of Children in High-Income Nations Live in Poverty
20 Percent of Children in High-Income Nations Live in Poverty

By: EthicsDaily Staff Based on an analysis of 41 nations, a significant number of children in these high-income nations are impoverished and experiencing food insecurity, a new United Nations report says.

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Gallup: U.S. Support of Euthanasia Near Record Levels
Gallup: U.S. Support of Euthanasia Near Record Levels

By: EthicsDaily Staff Nearly three out of four U.S. adults believe euthanasia should be legal for terminally ill patients, a Gallup survey says. More than two-thirds say doctor-assisted suicide should be legal for the terminally ill.

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New Leader Looks Forward to American Baptists' Future
New Leader Looks Forward to American Baptists' Future

By: EthicsDaily Staff The new general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA says the denomination's strengths include global missions work and diverse churches while challenges include helping aging congregations.

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Gallup: U.S. Adults' Views on Abortion Remain Stable
Gallup: U.S. Adults' Views on Abortion Remain Stable

By: EthicsDaily Staff Half of U.S. adults say abortion should be legal only in certain circumstances, a view that's remained stable since 2012, even as Democrats and Republicans saw an uptick in "pro-choice" identification.

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Southern Baptists: Total Churches Up, Other Areas Down
Southern Baptists: Total Churches Up, Other Areas Down

By: EthicsDaily Staff While the number of churches in the Southern Baptist Convention grew by 1.02 percent, many other categories (such as total giving, baptisms, worship attendance and total membership) declined.

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Slim U.S. Majority Says Religion Can Address Societal Woes
Slim U.S. Majority Says Religion Can Address Societal Woes

By: EthicsDaily Staff Despite an overall downward trend since the survey's inception, a slim majority (55 percent) of U.S. adults still believe "religion can answer some or all of society's problems."

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U.S. Faith Groups Respond to Trump's Proposed Budget
U.S. Faith Groups Respond to Trump's Proposed Budget

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The U.S. faith community has reacted to President Trump's budget proposal. Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and Islamic leaders responded primarily with concern and critique.

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Like All Presidents' Budgets, Trump Offers Mixed Bag
Like All Presidents' Budgets, Trump Offers Mixed Bag

By: Zach Dawes We should praise President Trump's desire to rein in spending and reduce the national deficit, but we should also scrutinize and, when necessary, critique the means by which his administration proposes to do so.

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U.S. Adults Affirming Creationist View at All-Time Low
U.S. Adults Affirming Creationist View at All-Time Low

By: EthicsDaily Staff The percentage of U.S. adults affirming creationism declined 8 points in 2017 to an all-time low of 38 percent, Gallup says. It's the first time since 1982 that creationism wasn't the most common response.

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Only 24 Percent Affirm Bible as Literal Word of God
Only 24 Percent Affirm Bible as Literal Word of God

By: EthicsDaily Staff Only 24 percent of U.S. adults affirm the Bible as the literal Word of God, an all-time low. The percentage affirming the Bible as the inspired Word of God has remained steady at 47 percent.

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Guide Helps Faith-Based Groups Combat Online Child Exploitation
Guide Helps Faith-Based Groups Combat Online Child Exploitation

By: EthicsDaily Staff Sexual exploitation of children has soared in recent years because of the Internet. A new resource is available to help faith communities take a stand against online offenders.

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Report: Food Insecurity Driving Global Migration
Report: Food Insecurity Driving Global Migration

By: EthicsDaily Staff Food insecurity is a complex reality. Not only does it often grow out of armed conflicts, it also contributes to them. Food insecurity and conflict must be considered together, and a U.N. report offers six solutions.

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South Sudan Conflict Displaces Millions of Children
South Sudan Conflict Displaces Millions of Children

By: EthicsDaily Staff Millions of children have fled their homes, either living as refugees or internally displaced as a result of South Sudan's ongoing civil war. And Baptists are ministering to these growing numbers.

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Religious Hate Crimes in U.S. Spike by 23 Percent
Religious Hate Crimes in U.S. Spike by 23 Percent

By: EthicsDaily Staff The U.S. has seen a 23 percent increase in religious hate crimes from 2014 to 2015. Crimes against Jews were the most common while crimes against Muslims were the fast growing by 67 percent.

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Religious Liberty Exec Order Draws Divergent Responses
Religious Liberty Exec Order Draws Divergent Responses

By: EthicsDaily Staff U.S. Christian leaders gave wide-ranging responses to President Trump's executive order, signed May 4, on promoting free speech and religious liberty, which relaxes political restrictions on religious groups.

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More Education Equals Less Religious Engagement, Save for Christianity
More Education Equals Less Religious Engagement, Save for Christianity

By: EthicsDaily Staff Christianity is an exception to the rule that religious engagement of U.S. adults declines as education level increases, an analysis finds.

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Report: Religious Freedom 'Worsening' Globally
Report: Religious Freedom 'Worsening' Globally

By: EthicsDaily Staff Religious freedom globally "is worsening in both the depth and breadth of violations," says the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom's annual religious freedom report.

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Survey: Most U.S. Adults Own a Bible; Few Read It
Survey: Most U.S. Adults Own a Bible; Few Read It

By: EthicsDaily Staff Even though 87 percent of U.S. adults have at least one copy in their homes, few read it regularly, a LifeWay Research survey said. Fifty-three percent of respondents said they had read little to none of the Bible.

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Report: Christians 'Most Widely Targeted Religious Community'
Report: Christians 'Most Widely Targeted Religious Community'

By: EthicsDaily Staff Christians are "the most widely targeted religious community" and commonly respond in one of three ways: survival, association or confrontation, a report from Under Caesar's Sword says.

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