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Religion in public schools focus of Pew study
Oct09

Religion in public schools focus of Pew study

WASHINGTON (BP)—As courts deliberate the legality of religious activity including prayer and Bible study in public schools, many teenagers participate in or witness religious activity on campus, according to the Pew Research Center. “While several previous surveys have examined the religious lives of teenagers,” Pew said in a press release, “this is the first large-scale, nationally representative survey asking teens...

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Trump to form group for workplace religious freedom
Sep23

Trump to form group for workplace religious freedom

NEW YORK (BP)—A new coalition of U.S. businesses to protect religious freedom in the workplace is among U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest initiatives, Trump said Monday Sept. 23 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. “This initiative will encourage the private sector to protect people of all faiths in the workplace,” Trump said in hosting the 11:30 a.m. Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom. “Too...

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Sudan Christians: ‘Only Jesus can bring true peace’
Jul01

Sudan Christians: ‘Only Jesus can bring true peace’

KHARTOUM, Sudan (BP) — Nationwide civilian protests for democracy resumed Sunday (June 30) in Sudan, where democratic rule could decrease Christian persecution under Sharia law. Eight people were killed and about 200 were injured as tens of thousands protested to establish civilian rule, according to reports from the Associated Press and the New York Times, citing estimates from Sudan’s Ministry of Health and the Central...

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2019 human trafficking report: U.S. has work to do
Jun29

2019 human trafficking report: U.S. has work to do

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. is among 33 top countries fighting human trafficking but falls short in prosecuting traffickers, aiding victims and tackling forced labor in particular, the U.S. State Department said in its latest report. Faith communities can help countries address human trafficking, which currently victimizes an estimated 25 million adults and children worldwide in sex trafficking and forced labor, U.S....

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Sudan Christians fearful amid deadly revolution
Jun25

Sudan Christians fearful amid deadly revolution

KHARTOUM, Sudan (BP) — Persecuted Christians in Sudan are discouraged and fearful after the military massacre of protesters seeking civilian rule that, amid Sharia law, could protect religious freedom. A Southern Baptist eyewitness to protests in Khartoum ahead of the June 3 massacre, who requested anonymity, updated Baptist Press on the Christian minority in the mostly Sunni Muslim country. The military took control of the...

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