Current trends indicate that global temperatures will far exceed the target of 1.5 degrees Celsius established in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, according to a United Nations Environment Programme report.
The wage gap between CEOs of the 350 largest publicly traded U.S. companies and average U.S. workers continues to increase. In 2021, CEOs earned 399 times more than the typical U.S. worker was paid.
Decades of progress in reducing extreme poverty slowed and then stopped, according to a World Bank report. In 2020, there was an increase in the number of people living in extreme poverty.
The amount of plastic waste being created is increasing, while the percentage being recycled is declining in the U.S., according to a Greenpeace report. Few U.S. facilities can recycle anything other than no. 1 or no. 2 plastics.
U.S. adults look to the government and to themselves more than to religious organizations and faith leaders to bring about meaningful change in the nation, according to a Barna Group report.
Most U.S. adults believe the nation is heading in the wrong direction, but they have significantly different views of what the country should be like, according to the 2022 American Values Survey released by Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution.
Six in 10 U.S. adults believe that “the founders of America originally intended for the U.S. to be a ‘Christian nation,’” according to a Pew Research Center report. Yet, most also do not feel the U.S. should be a “Christian nation.”
Most U.S. adults see antisemitism as a serious problem in the nation, according to a recent YouGov survey. Respondents are more likely to see the problem of antisemitism as located online than in the local communities.
A third short documentary on female Baptist pastors will be released this November. “No. 3: Danielle,” produced in partnership by Baptist Women in Ministry and Good Faith Media, will premiere in person and online Nov. 13.
Most fashion and footwear brands do not pay a living wage to the factory workers producing their products, according to Baptist World Aid Australia’s annual Ethical Fashion Guide.
David Wheeler is an adjunct professor of theology at Palmer Seminary in St. Davids, Pennsylvania.
Few U.S. adults regularly obtain news and information from seven alternative social media platforms, but most who do say they have found community. Religious identity references are common among the most prominent users.
Princeton Theological Seminary hosted an in-person and live-streamed panel discussion considering how political polarization destabilizes communities, including houses of faith.
Family, friends and the media are more influential in shaping the immigration views of U.S. Evangelicals than the Bible, according to a LifeWay Research report.
Nurturing Faith Books has released two new titles, ‘The Path to Depth’ by Charles E. Poole and ‘Morning Conversations on the Wisdom of the Ages’ by Jon R. Roebuck.
Extreme weather events fueled by climate change are causing widespread hunger, according to an OxFam International report. The number of people living in situations of acute food insecurity in 10 nations has more than doubled since 2016.