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  • As policies tighten, international adoptions continue to decline

    April 12 2016 by Kiley Crossland, World News Service | with 0 comments
    As policies tighten, international adoptions continue to decline

    The number of children adopted internationally by Americans fell 12 percent last year to the lowest number since 1981, according to new U.S. State Department figures. Americans adopted 5,648 children during fiscal year 2015, down from an all-time high of 22,884 in 2004.

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  • Alcohol and leadership: A denominational sampling

    February 13 2015 by Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service & BR Staff | with 0 comments
    Alcohol and leadership: A denominational sampling

    A sampling of the nation’s Christian denominational leaders address the alcohol policies of their respective denominations. For example, the Southern Baptist Convention has passed more than 50 resolutions about the “deleterious effects of consuming alcohol,” said Roger S. Oldham, spokesman for the convention’s Executive Committee.

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  • After marriage ruling, are your church policies adequate?

    July 29 2013 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor | with 0 comments
    After marriage ruling, are your church policies adequate?

    As the future of marriage across the country seems uncertain after the Supreme Court ruled on this issue in June, many pastors in North Carolina are wondering how churches should prepare in case same-sex marriage is ever legalized nationwide.

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