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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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U.S. Majority: Belief in God Not Necessary for Moral Behavior
U.S. Majority: Belief in God Not Necessary for Moral Behavior

By: EthicsDaily Staff A majority (56 percent) of U.S. adults do not think belief in God is necessary for morality, a Pew Research Center study found. It represents an increase of 7 percentage points since 2011.

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Most U.S. Adults Want Legal Means for Dreamers to Remain
Most U.S. Adults Want Legal Means for Dreamers to Remain

By: EthicsDaily Staff Six out of 10 U.S. adults want the government to create a legal avenue for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, or Dreamers, says a new survey.

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Progress Made Toward Ending Child Labor, Millions Still Exploited
Progress Made Toward Ending Child Labor, Millions Still Exploited

By: EthicsDaily Staff While significant progress has been made since 2000 to reduce worker exploitation and child labor around the globe, "the pace of progress has slowed in recent years," a federal government report said.

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U.S. Majority Affirms Climate Change Taking Place
U.S. Majority Affirms Climate Change Taking Place

By: EthicsDaily Staff A strong majority of U.S. adults - almost three-fourths - affirmed climate change is taking place, and nearly two out of three people said the U.S. government should be working to address climate change.

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Baptists Praise Rule to Curb Payday Loan 'Debt Traps'
Baptists Praise Rule to Curb Payday Loan 'Debt Traps'

By: Zach Dawes Baptist leaders praised the final version of a rule, released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Oct. 5, that seeks to end "debt traps" within the payday loan industry.

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83 Nations Have Official State Religion or Favored Religion
83 Nations Have Official State Religion or Favored Religion

By: EthicsDaily Staff Forty-three nations have an official state religion and 40 nations give preference or favoritism to a religious tradition, a Pew Research Center analysis found.

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FBI: Nearly 1,200 Human Trafficking Cases Reported
FBI: Nearly 1,200 Human Trafficking Cases Reported

By: EthicsDaily Staff Nearly 1,200 human trafficking offenses in the U.S. were reported to law enforcement in 2016, an FBI report says. However, data was not available from 16 states and the District of Columbia.

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Four Out of Five DACA Recipients Born in Mexico
Four Out of Five DACA Recipients Born in Mexico

By: EthicsDaily Staff Almost four out of five of the nearly 700,000 current DACA recipients were born in Mexico, government data reveals. Three-fourths of them live in 20 metro areas; almost half of them live in California and Texas.

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40 Million Enslaved Globally; 152 Million Children in Child Labor
40 Million Enslaved Globally; 152 Million Children in Child Labor

By: EthicsDaily Staff Of the 40.3 million people enslaved globally, nearly three-fourths of them are females. On top of that, 151.6 million children are subjected to child labor. These are the findings of two new reports.

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Half of School-Aged Refugees Received No Education in 2016
Half of School-Aged Refugees Received No Education in 2016

By: Zach Dawes More than half of the 6.4 million school-aged refugees did not attend school in 2016, a U.N. report says. As school-aged refugees increase by 600,000 annually, some faith groups are addressing the need.

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Global Hunger on the Rise after Decade of Decline
Global Hunger on the Rise after Decade of Decline

By: EthicsDaily Staff The number of people experiencing hunger rose for the first time in a decade, a U.N. report said. A total of 815 million people experienced hunger last year, an increase of 38 million from 2015.

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U.S. Food Insecurity Declined in 2016, but Millions Still at Risk
U.S. Food Insecurity Declined in 2016, but Millions Still at Risk

By: EthicsDaily Staff Although food insecurity in the U.S. declined for the fifth straight year, more than 15 million households still had inadequate access to food during 2016, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's annual report.

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Clean Water, Proper Sanitation Essential to Ending Poverty
Clean Water, Proper Sanitation Essential to Ending Poverty

By: EthicsDaily Staff Expanding access to clean water, along with proper sanitation and hygiene systems, is essential to ending global poverty, but often there is a gap between policy and implementation, a report states.

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Baptists Mobilize to Help Victims of Hurricane Irma
Baptists Mobilize to Help Victims of Hurricane Irma

By: EthicsDaily Staff Even as relief work continues to assist people recovering from Hurricane Harvey, Baptists groups are preparing to mobilize to help victims of Hurricane Irma.

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U.S. Majority Don't Use Internet to Access Religious Content
U.S. Majority Don't Use Internet to Access Religious Content

By: EthicsDaily Staff A majority of U.S. adults don't use the Internet to access spiritual or religious content, even though most believe the Internet exposes them to new perspectives, a Baylor University survey found.

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White U.S. Christians Continue Decline; Unaffiliated is Up
White U.S. Christians Continue Decline; Unaffiliated is Up

By: EthicsDaily Staff The percent of white Christians has dropped from 81 percent of the U.S. population to 43 percent in 40 years, while the religiously unaffiliated has grown from 7 percent to 24 percent over the same period.

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'The Disturbances' Documentary Now Available Online
'The Disturbances' Documentary Now Available Online

By: EthicsDaily Staff EthicsDaily.com's "The Disturbances," a previously untold story of how Christian missionaries and local pastors saved lives amid a 1966 tribal genocide in Nigeria, can now be streamed online via Vimeo On Demand.

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Protestants, Catholics See More Similarities Than Differences
Protestants, Catholics See More Similarities Than Differences

By: EthicsDaily Staff A majority of Protestants and Catholics in the U.S. see more similarities than differences between their traditions, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey.

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