(RNS) — The controversial Canadian preacher called the inquiry into his conduct a ‘witch hunt,’ but said he has left ministry to focus on his beard care company.
(AP) — The day the Catholic Church has long feared has come, with 15 states extending or suspending their statute of limitations to allow abuse claims stretching back decades.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (RNS) — The sexual abuse scandal has made household names of several Southern Baptist women who have come forward alleging abuse. Megan Lively, now 40, doesn’t want that kind of recognition.
(RNS) — Four women have accused the Rev. Donald “Bud” Heckman — a United Methodist elder who is well known in interfaith circles — of sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse, according to the United Methodist News Service.
(RNS) — The fearsome possibilities meditated in the High Holidays prayer Unetanah Tokef strike an elegant balance between predetermination and free will. Here, a version annotated for our times.
(RNS) — Today’s advertisements are designed to evoke different and more numinous emotions: spiritual well-being, an inward journey, a moral sensibility. We’re buying the very things that organized religion used to provide us for free.
(RNS) — There’s both good news and bad news in the numbers in the latest LifeWay survey, which asked Protestant churchgoers wide-ranging questions about sexual misconduct and the church.
(RNS) — It seems like the women of Scripture are having a moment leading up to Easter (April 21), celebrated by many Christians as the day they believe Jesus rose from the dead.
(RNS) — ‘I challenge every man to not look at the #MeToo movement as a women's movement,’ said Franklin. ‘It's not. We need to be a part of this movement.’
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — The acknowledgment comes just two weeks before he hosts an unprecedented gathering of bishops to craft a global response to the scandal of priestly predators.
CHICAGO (RNS) — The Willow Creek Association published a series of videos titled "Ministry and #MeToo" online Wednesday (Jan. 30), nine months after founder Bill Hybels stepped down amid allegations he acted sexually inappropriately with women at the Chicago-area evangelical megachurch he also had started, Willow Creek Community Church.
SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (RNS) — Christmas always has been a time of celebration at Willow Creek Community Church, and this year has been no exception. But there also are reminders this has been no ordinary year at Willow Creek.
WHEATON, Ill. (RNS) — Popular Bible teacher Beth Moore was one of many speakers who revealed they, too, were survivors of sexual abuse and harassment at a one-day evangelical gathering. Some shared their stories for the first time, including bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado.
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) – Buddhism's #MeToo movement could soon be making the transition from a grassroots movement to the criminal justice system.