RNS Morning Report: SBC Report on Abuse; Star of David at Pride March; Catholic News Bubbles

Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear speaks to the denomination's executive committee on Feb. 18, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Just days after a newspaper investigation revealed hundreds of sexual abuse cases by Southern Baptist ministers and lay leaders over the past two decades, (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Need to know: Monday, June 10, 2019

Failure to Protect Members

Southern Baptist report condemns 'epidemic' of abuse, looks at ways to assist victims

The 'Caring Well' report also summarizes a range of next steps to address the issue for years to come, including educating congregations about abuse, preparing them to help survivors, and fostering abuse prevention. More from Religion News Service

Pride Flag Exclusion

To DC Dykes, the Star of David is a nationalist symbol; to Jews it's a sign of faith

For queer Jews, the rainbow flag with the Star of David has nothing to do with Israel. They say it’s a Jewish symbol and an ancient one at that, predating the modern State of Israel by more than 1,500 years. More from Religion News Service

Potential Ideological Disconnect

Catholic bishops and laypeople may live in different news bubbles

Only 4% of bishops named MSNBC as their preferred news station, compared to 28% of Catholics overall who listed it as a source for information about government and politics. More from Religion News Service

Peaceful Coexistence Efforts

In northern Nigeria, Muslims and Christians take small steps toward reconciliation

Muslims and Christians in Nigeria have started small-scale attempts at reconciliation after years of ethnic and religious conflict. More from Religion News Service


In the wake of the Pittsburgh shooting, finding a new Jewish voice at Shavuot

Many of the things that those killed did helped others find their own Jewish voices. And that, in some ways, is what Shavuot is about, writes Beth Kissileff. More from Religion News Service

'Complementarianism' Debate

Southern Baptists are supposed to talk about sexual abuse. But right now they’re discussing whether one woman can preach.

Houston-based Bible teacher Beth Moore, one of the most widely recognized evangelical women in America, has highlighted the issue of sexual abuse from her stage for years. In the run-up to the meeting, Moore has become a focus of attention. More from The Washington Post🔒