(RNS) — A Christian marriage and sex blogger says a bestselling book called 'Love and Respect' has a toxic message. The book's author rejects that claim and says he's spent decades trying to prevent abuse.
The team is trying to block the release of emails allegedly showing its executives 'softening' the impact of the local Roman Catholic archdiocese's burgeoning sexual abuse crisis.
(RNS) — 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.'
(RNS) — Some Christians are reassessing how to describe sexual misconduct, with an eye to owning up to the seriousness of abuse.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) — At their annual meeting, Southern Baptists approved constitutional amendments aimed at dealing with abuse. If approved again next year, the amendments would allow the nation's largest Protestant denomination to remove churches that mishandle allegations of abuse or misconduct.
(RNS) — A Pennsylvania judge has overturned the conviction of a former Church of Christ youth minister accused of abusing children at the youth camp he oversaw. The judge said he "reluctantly" ruled that the statute of limitations for reporting the allegations had expired.
(RNS) — Americans need to be able to wrestle with complicated situations in a nonpartisan way instead of being pressured into false choices.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A grand jury investigating clergy sex abuse in six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses found that church leaders were more interested in preventing scandal than protecting children.
DALLAS (RNS) — New SBC President J.D. Greear said he is 'very open to anything that can lead to a greater transparency and greater safety and that prioritizes the safety of the victim above everything.'
(RNS ) The current administration must fully address these chilling reports, bring perpetrators to justice, prevent further abuse and discontinue this ugly scheme of family separation.
(RNS) — 'The mood of the Southern Baptist Convention right now would be similar to that of the country after Watergate,' said Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
(RNS) — A spokesman for the SBC Executive Committee responded: 'We are satisfied the allegations about the SBC in the amended complaint are without merit.'
A change of seasons brings an end to "Rhymes with Religion".
(RNS) "Once the abuse has been addressed, then that will open the way for us to get marriage counseling on the more common marital issues," his wife said.
After he was excused from traveling home to testify in a clergy sex abuse hearing, victims raised funds to fly to Rome to witness Pell's video testimony.