Medical technology has surged forward in recent years, leading to many life-saving and life-giving procedures. At the same time, legal and ethical remedies haven’t kept pace.
By Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service
Transracial adoption is hotly debated among sociologists and some theologians, but many Baptist families love their “belly-button” children and their “heartstring” children equally.
By Vicki Brown, Word & Way
Studies show that children who learn about their heritage have higher self-esteem and a positive self-image and become emotionally healthier adults, said Karin Price, director of Dillon International’s adoption education center.
Grandparents to international adoptees are encouraged to treat their natural and their adopted grandchildren equally.
It all started with a single word, scrawled into the margins on Cyndi Krawietz’s Bible— “Adoption?” It was written with a question mark.
By Jenny Pope, Buckner International
The Skaggs family see their tale as a love story—but one with some tears at the beginning. And God’s involvement in their adoption of three children from Korea was demonstrated in some amazing—and amusing—ways.
By Susan Serrano, Dillon International
Religious leaders are calling on their colleagues and politicians to keep comparisons to Nazism and the Holocaust out of American public policy debates.
By Staff, Baptist Standard
Thanks to the Internet, some gullible American Christians can engage in one of their favorite hobbies—digging up the metaphorical corpse of Madalyn Murray O’Hair and rhetorically flogging it—more easily than ever before.
By Robert Marus & Ken Camp
Blessed are they who hit the “delete” key instead of “forward” when it comes to mean-spirited e-mails of questionable veracity, several Christian ethicists suggested.
By Ken Camp, Managing Editor
The 2009 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion found 54 percent of American Jews approve of President Obama’s Israel policies, but 51 percent disagree with his call for Israel to halt settlement in the West Bank.
The head of the Southern Baptist Convention Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has apologized for comparing Democratic health-care proposals to Nazi Germany.
By Bob Allen
An Internet-fueled show of support for a 12-year-old girl killed this summer in a church-bus accident is reaching as far away as Africa, bringing clean water to impoverished children in Malawi.