(RNS) — If we can use a softer label or somehow chalk sexual violence up to lust or hormones or a woman’s seduction, those who defend or cover up for clergy sexual abuse are off the hook.
(RNS) — Andy Savage reportedly is planning to start a new church in Memphis, Tennessee.
(RNS) — A year ago Bill Hybels was the pastor of one of the nation's most influential megachurches, Theodore McCarrick was a prince of the Catholic Church, and Michael Curry was the relatively unknown head of a mainline Protestant denomination.
CHICAGO (RNS) — The Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College will host a one-day evangelical gathering around the topic of sexual abuse this week on the campus of the evangelical Christian school. Some worry it won't go far enough.
(RNS) — Time might make memories fuzzy, but it doesn’t erase physical, emotional and spiritual wounds.
(RNS) — There are numerous reasons that many sexual assault victims wait years to come forward, she says. It's important to understand why.
(RNS) — What do we do when we learn our beloved shepherd is actually a predator, or the faith leader we’ve admired all our lives turns out to be unworthy of our trust?
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (USA Today) — Savage's fall culminates more than two months of accusations and soul-searching over a case that became symbolic of the #churchtoo offshoot of the #metoo movement.
(RNS) — The Church has operated under a cloud of shame and silence for decades.