Bush signs enhanced anti-trafficking bill

President Bush signed into law Dec. 23 the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, which will strengthen efforts to fight human trafficking in the United States and other countries.

Controversy over inaugural prayer is nothing new

President-elect Barack Obama's surprise pick of Purpose Driven Life author Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration Jan. 20 isn't the first time the ceremonial prayer has created controversy.

Pastor calls for 'un-blending' of secular, sacred Christmas traditions

A Baptist pastor in Kansas thinks he has a solution to the dilemma about whether it's more appropriate to say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays" in secular settings like department stores.

One adult in 10 is a caregiver, survey reveals

Eleven percent of the people who participated in a LifeWay Research survey said they or an immediate family member are the primary full-time caregiver to an elderly parent or a special needs child, a statistic also shown in two other national studies.

Global downturn necessitates increased U.S. anti-poverty efforts

The global financial crisis makes it even more urgent that the United States not only take care of its own economy, but also redouble efforts to aid the world’s poorest, according to a new report and several development experts.
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