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NEWS STORY RNS-SBC-Womenleaders: Amid tension, Southern Baptist women lead where they can (RNS/AP) — Tension in the Southern Baptist Convention over the role of women has led to at least one high profile clash of late. But in many parts of the United States’ largest Protestant denomination, women tread often delicate lines to exercise influence […]

NEWS STORY
RNS-SBC-Womenleaders: Amid tension, Southern Baptist women lead where they can
(RNS/AP) — Tension in the Southern Baptist Convention over the role of women has led to at least one high profile clash of late. But in many parts of the United States’ largest Protestant denomination, women tread often delicate lines to exercise influence on Baptist thought and action. By Bob Smietana and Holly Meyer. 1,400 words. (category: a)

NEWS STORY
RNS-Vatican-Apology: Vatican official apologizes for deleting video from Catholic LGBTQ outreach group
(RNS) — A Vatican official has apologized for removing a link to a video produced by Catholic LGBTQ outreach organization New Ways Ministry, prompting the group to celebrate the reversal as an example of Vatican officials “becoming aware of how their decisions impact LGBTQ lives.” By Jack Jenkins. 574 words. (Category: a,k)

COMMENTARY
RNS-Silk-Oped: Why gift-giving season is the most perilous time of the year
(RNS) — According to the most recent L.L. Bean catalogue, “The Joy is in the Giving.” But according to Ralph Waldo Emerson, “We wish to be self-sustained. We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten.” How to think about seasonal gifts and charity. By Mark Silk. 700 words. (category: k)