(RNS) — For more than a decade, abuse survivor advocates have been asking the Southern Baptist Convention to establish a clergy predator database and for just as long they've been confronted with a denomination determined to do nothing.
(RNS) — Their denomination’s Executive Committee may also vote to create a year-round Credentials Committee that will consider complaints about churches mishandling abuse or 'discriminatory behavior on the basis of ethnicity.'
(RNS) — As the Southern Baptists grapple with how to address sex abuse allegations, three other Baptist networks that split from them have already taken steps to educate and assist their congregations should they face similar situations.
(RNS) — 'Names can be removed from a list, but the hurt victims deal with is more indelible,' said a spokesman for the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee.
(RNS) — 'I am committed to doing everything possible to ensure we never make these mistakes again,' Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear said in response to an investigation by Texan newspapers.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Many fear such a database will not recognize the legitimacy of most Jews, will breach confidentiality and, in the wrong hands, could be used in sinister ways.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) A technological crackdown has effectively blocked the pre-eminent whistle-blower of controversial proxy baptisms from accessing a Mormon database that chronicles so-called baptisms for the dead. By Derek Jensen.