RNS Morning Report: SBEC's First Black Chair; Heuertz Harassment Accusations; Catholic Church Reform

The Rev. Rolland Slade in October 2018. Video screengrab

Need to know: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Elected Unanimously

Rev. Rolland Slade, first black chair of Southern Baptist Executive Committee, elected

Rolland Slade, pastor of Meridian Baptist Church in El Cajon, California, was previously vice chairman of the Executive Committee. More from Religion News Service

Predation Allegation

Brene Brown, Zondervan pull support for enneagram expert, Chris Heuertz, after sexual harassment accusations

The decision by Zondervan follows a public post by 33 women who wrote that the Christian Enneagram expert ‘has harmed many people and we cannot remain silent anymore.’ More from Religion News Service

'Revolution of Fraternity'

Want to make systemic change? Pope Francis has some ideas.

Since becoming pope, Francis has tried to reform the Catholic Church with a series of broad gestures and systematic, long-term changes. More from Religion News Service

Community Sheltering

In a Bronx shelter, friars and homeless have weathered the coronavirus quarantine together

'It’s been a challenge for them and for us, but there is a feeling that we are all in this together,' said Father John-Mary, one of the friars. More from Religion News Service

Religion Remixed

Why CrossFit’s founder got crossed up by Floyd protests

Instead of capitalizing on the unrest, Greg Glassman espoused the values of the wellness movement's masculine wing, where Horatio Alger does pull-ups with his bootstraps, writes Tara Isabella Burton. More from Religion News Service

Stealth Services

Mexico's secret churches: Invitation-only Catholic masses defy Covid-19 rules

‘They call you and tell you the place and the date’ – but there are risks, with about 20 praying elderly women busted in one police raid. More from The Guardian