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Megan Botel

Megan Botel is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Megan Botel

Hannah-Kate Williams, alleging sex abuse failures, sues SBC leaders

By Megan Botel — August 17, 2021
LEXINGTON, Ky. (RNS) — After years of asking Southern Baptist officials to address her reports of sexual abuse by her pastor father, a young Kentucky woman has filed a defamation suit against several church leaders.

One church’s tale of two pandemics, 100 years apart

By Megan Botel and Isaiah Murtaugh — April 14, 2020
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The experience of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, founded to serve Japanese immigrants at the time of the 1918 flu epidemic, shows how Americans of faith weathered a crisis strikingly similar to this one.

Baptist, vegan ex-football player may overturn Alabama’s ban on public school yoga

By Megan Botel — April 1, 2020
(RNS) — For some of the state's residents, 86% of whom identify as Christian, yoga and other non-Christian practices have long been considered satanic.
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