To help bridge the gap between religious institutions and faith-based social entrepreneurs, one nonprofit created a fund in which grants are distributed. The first five recipients, seeking to improve the common good, were chosen.
After an uptick in 2020, public confidence in the church or organized religion slipped in 2021. The only institution that didn’t see a dip in Gallup’s annual survey was police, which also ranked third in terms of public confidence.
The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact adds another layer of challenges to ending global hunger, bringing an estimated 320 million more people into a situation of food insecurity, a UN report said. And 161 million more experienced hunger.
Most US churchgoers heard sermons in the fall of 2020 that mentioned the pandemic, the election or racism; sometimes, they heard two or all three of these topics, a report found. COVID-19 was the most likely topic to be mentioned.
In Still Going to Mullinix, join Jerry Haywood on a ‘breathtaking journey’ of fun, suspense, interesting critters and intriguing people – the latest book from Nurturing Faith, the publishing imprint of Good Faith Media.
Skye Perryman serves as president and chief executive officer of Democracy Forward Foundation. She is a member of Good Faith Media’s strategic advisory board for news and opinion.
Warfare, droughts, famine, widespread hunger, floods, locust swarms and a global pandemic – all of these have been endured by South Sudanese over the past decade. Through it all, Baptist pastors have been ministering faithfully.
Nearly half of US adults believe the state of moral values in the nation is currently poor, with more than two-thirds expressing the sense that the country’s moral values are getting worse, Gallup found.
Charlotte Cook Smith was a legal assistant for more than 40 years in corporate and private practice. She is currently serving on Good Faith Media’s strategic advisory board.
More than two-thirds of self-identified Christians in the US believe that ‘historically, the United States has been a Christian country,’ a report said. That’s four points higher than 2019 when 63% affirmed this view.
Starlette Thomas and Alyssa Aldape have joined Good Faith Media. Thomas began today as director of the Raceless Gospel Initiative and associate editor, while Aldape started as a contributing correspondent in June.
The newest addition to the Good Faith Media podcast suite, ‘Revs on the Road,’ premieres today (June 29), featuring Jenna Sullivan and Ashley Robinson exploring the country, searching for God, the church and faith in 8 episodes.
Most US adults feel religion’s influence is in decline, Gallup found. Only 16% believe religion’s influence is increasing, a 22-point drop from April 2020 and only two points above the all-time low of 14% in 1969 and 1970.
Carol Boseman Taylor is the author of I Promise. Rejoice, a devotional guide published by Nurturing Faith, the publishing imprint of Good Faith Media. She and her husband have three adult children and five grandchildren.
With an overall decline of 41,400 inmates through the first half of 2021, the total US incarcerated population stands at just under 1.77 million currently, with nearly 1.2 million in prisons and more than 573,000 in jails.
Colonel Leah Botona Boling has been chosen to serve as the director of the Air National Guard Chaplain Corps. As an Asian American Pacific Islander woman, she is the first person of color to hold the position.