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40 years in the making: A timeline of the Southern Baptists’ sexual abuse crisis

By Adelle M. Banks — May 23, 2022

(RNS) — Controversy over the Southern Baptist Convention’s handling of sexual abuse began long before 2000, when a new, scathing report takes up the story.

American Airlines dubbed most faith-friendly Fortune 500 company

By Kathryn Post — May 23, 2022

(RNS) — ‘You just cannot compartmentalize the things that are your core value,’ said Greg McBrayer, American Airlines chaplain.

Alleged assault by former SBC president may be most damaging part of explosive report

By Yonat Shimron — May 23, 2022

(RNS) — Johnny Hunt, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and longtime Georgia megachurch pastor, has denied the allegations he sexually assaulted another pastor’s wife.

Lee University considers limiting student speech on gender

By Associated Press — May 23, 2022

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — If approved, the policy presented to faculty and staff this month would not allow students to identify as anything other than their biological sex.

Banned from Communion in San Francisco, Pelosi receives Eucharist in Washington

By Jack Jenkins — May 23, 2022

WASHINGTON (RNS) — During a homily before Communion, the priest at the church railed against ‘election deniers and Vatican II deniers.’

Southern Baptists’ abuse report is no call for reform. It’s a repudiation of the past 40 years.

By Jonathan Merritt — May 23, 2022

(RNS) — Scapegoating a handful of leaders won’t bring the transformation the SBC needs.

Should religion influence abortion policy?

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 23, 2022

(RNS) — Your theological claim cannot be the law of the land. This is America and this is 2022.

Southern Baptist leaders mistreated abuse survivors for decades, report says

By Bob Smietana — May 22, 2022

(RNS) — A blockbuster report found that SBC lawyers worked for years to protect the institution and demonized abuse survivors and accused a prominent pastor of abusing a colleague’s wife.

How to know if your practice of Buddhism through listening to podcasts or use of meditation apps is ‘authentic’

By Gregory Grieve — May 22, 2022

(The Conversation) — A scholar of digital religion and Buddhism argues that not all Western Buddhism practice is inauthentic. Here’s a way to know what’s real.

Roberto Miranda, pastor of Lion of Judah, prominent Boston church, has died

By Bob Smietana — May 22, 2022

(RNS) — A Harvard-educated pastor who grew a small congregation into one of the most influential evangelical congregations in Boston has died.

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