Most U.S. faith communities are small and experiencing an attendance decline, a report found. With data submitted prior, or shortly after, the March 2020 lockdowns, it provides a picture of pre-pandemic religious life in the nation.
The number of white, born-again evangelicals increased between 2016 and 2020, as did the percentage who voted for Donald Trump. Both white and non-white respondents identifying as not born-again evangelicals declined during this period.
Most nations see an increase in citizens “very concerned” about climate change impacts, a recent survey found. Only two nations saw a decrease.
Emma Fraley is a graduate of Baylor University where she studied Science Research Fellows as a pre-med student with a philosophy minor. She is serving as an Ernest C. Hynds Jr. intern for the fall 2021 semester.
The kindness of others is the leading source of hope amidst adversity for U.S. adults, a survey found. Relationships, religious faith and stable finances were the other leading sources.
“Morning Conversations” provides a reflection on every chapter of Genesis through Ruth, while “Windows on Worship” offers insight and guidance on leading, planning and engaging in Christian worship. Both books are now available in the GFM bookstore.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby emphasized the call of Christians to care for creation in a joint statement.
Good Faith Media’s Ernest C. Hynds Jr. internship program launched in the fall of 2020. Emma Fraley and Jamie Nash are the newest interns, working with GFM staff during the fall 2021 semester.
Good Faith Media and Christians Caring for Creation are partnering to produce a free webinar in September on climate change. Participants will learn practical ways they can be stewards of the earth in this time of crisis.
Income for 350 CEOs in the U.S. saw a realized income increase of nearly 19% in 2020, while the average workers’ pay increased 3.9%. The disparity is even greater when considering average pay increases since 1978.
As the world becomes increasingly diverse, institutions and their leaders must learn how to navigate ethnic, racial, linguistic and cultural differences. A Baylor University initiative is working to help Baptists engage constructively in a globalized world.
The Raceless Gospel Initiative has now officially launched, with Starlette Thomas serving as the director. A webpage combining relevant GFM resources is now available.
Kelly Belcher has served as a church minister and as a hospital and hospice chaplain. She resides in Asheville, North Carolina, and is currently serving on Good Faith Media’s strategic advisory board.
How can people of faith and faith communities in the U.S. help Afghan refugees when they arrive? GFM CEO Mitch Randall spoke with CBF Field Personnel Marc Wyatt about this question.
A slim majority of the U.S. affirms the increased focus on racism and slavery in the nation’s history, but there is a strong partisan divide on this matter, a survey found. Several faith leaders offered their thoughts on the findings.
Cally Chisholm is a graduate student at East Tennessee State University, pursuing a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. She served as an Ernest C. Hynds Jr. intern with Good Faith Media for the summer of 2021.