Faith groups and leaders across the US have welcomed the policy change announced by the Biden administration, which will increase the annual US refugee resettlement quota to 62,500.
Despite declines over the last decade, more than one-third of US children live in low-income households with Native American, Black and Latino children significantly more likely to live in poverty than white children, a report found.
Hal Bass is professor emeritus of political science at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He is a member of the Good Faith Media strategic advisory board for news and opinion.
“Staring at Dementia” by Danny E. Akin and “Tension” by Gerald L. Borchert are the latest releases from Nurturing Faith books, the publishing imprint of Good Faith Media.
More than half a million people in the US were homeless in early January 2020, a federal report found. It’s the fourth year in a row that the total number of unhoused persons increased, a trend one official called ‘very troubling.’
India is seeing an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases, which began to spike in March with a seven-day average now surpassing 300,000 cases per day. Urging prayer, a pastor there called the situation ‘scary and heart-breaking.’
A slim majority (53%) of the US supports stricter gun regulations, a report found, dropping seven points from 2019 when 60% favored tighter laws. It is the first time since 2017 that the desire for stricter laws declined.
President Biden, like President Obama, is most popular with people claiming no religious affiliation, a report said. While 71% of ‘nones’ approve of Biden’s presidency, only 26% of church-going white Protestants feel the same.
William Neal is a retired Baptist minister who served during his career as a campus minister, journalist and CEO for a social services organization. He is currently serving as the chair of the strategic advisory board for Good Faith Media’s publishing division.
The latest book from Nurturing Faith, the publishing imprint of Good Faith Media, offers a collection of ‘sermons for special days.’ The authors’ goal is to help move beyond sentimental, shallow messages on such occasions.
Whether it’s daily, weekly or monthly, nearly six out of 10 US adults say they think about finding meaning and purpose in their lives, a report found. Yet, less than a third strongly agree that they should pursue that purpose.
Despite the pandemic, US religiosity was largely stable in 2020, a report said, with 48% of people saying religion was ‘very important’ in their lives. Still, it’s the lowest level in polling history and a 10-point dip since 2012.
Major supermarkets in the U.S. are not doing enough to reduce single-use plastics and the resulting waste, a report said. None received a passing grade in the four areas of assessment.
Marv Knox founded Fellowship Southwest in 2017 after a four-decade career in journalism. He is currently serving as the chair of the Good Faith Media news and opinion strategic advisory board.
Tax policies can help move the U.S. toward racial equality and mitigate the negative impacts of racism, a report said. Discriminatory policies, then and now, have created a racial wealth gap.