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Usama Canon speaks in a “Reflections” video published by Ta’leef Collective. Video screengrab via Ta’leef Collective

Need to know: Friday, November 8, 2019

Multiple Allegations

Ta’leef Collective cuts ties with founder over alleged misconduct

The organization’s board of directors said the allegations included verbal abuse and abuse of authority, as well as 'allegations of a more serious nature.' More from Religion News Service

Rare Medieval Volume

Museum of the Bible displays medieval Hebrew Pentateuch

The 15-by-24 Pentateuch bound in leather with metal bosses dates to around the year 1000 and was acquired two years ago by the Green Collection, headed by billionaire Steve Green of the Hobby Lobby arts and crafts chain. More from Religion News Service

'Lech Lecha' Story

She reclaimed her faith as a woman. Now she’s teaching others to reclaim theirs.

A harrowing journey toward gender transition led Yiscah Smith to find God's dwelling within. Now she teaches others to do the same. More from Religion News Service

'Destructive and Sinful Behavior'

John Crist’s Netflix special, book on hold amid sexual harassment allegations

Several women shared stories with Charisma alleging popular Christian comedian John Crist has used his celebrity status and Christian reputation to sexually harass women. More from Religion News Service

Flunking Sainthood

No, the Mormon polygamists in Mexico are not part of Ervil LeBaron’s church

The families who were victimized in Monday's shooting were not involved in Ervil LeBaron's violent cult. In fact, they have been his targets in the past, writes Lindsay Hansen Park. More from Religion News Service

Illusion of Safety Shattered

How an isolated group of Mormons got caught up in Mexico’s cartel wars

The deaths of nine women and children has thrust into focus a small religious community and their long history in a remote corner of northern Mexico. More from The Guardian




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