(RNS) — Greear also called for new clergy to be trained in preventing sex abuse and he challenged Southern Baptists not to be divided by the U.S. presidential election.
(RNS) — J.D. Greear said his church found that Bryan Loritts ‘did not attempt to protect the abuser or discourage victims from pursuing justice’ at another church.
(RNS) — I can forgive sins of weakness, but I am not ready to forgive Theodore McCarrick, Vanier, Harvey Weinstein and other men who are alleged to have abused their power to prey on the vulnerable.
CHICAGO (RNS) — Elders have released the final two senior pastor candidates they were considering to replace founding pastor Bill Hybels, who retired early in 2018 amid allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse of power.
CHICAGO (RNS) — Willow Creek Community Church confirmed that a mentor of former pastor Bill Hybels has been accused of sexual misconduct.
(RNS) — A United Methodist clergyman accused of sexual misconduct has ‘retired under complaint,’ ending the denomination’s judicial process against the Rev. Donald ‘Bud’ Heckman.
(RNS) — Andy Savage reportedly is planning to start a new church in Memphis, Tennessee.
(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.
DALLAS (RNS) — The Caring Well conference on sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention devoted its second and third days to hearing from critics of the denomination's response to victims.
DALLAS (RNS) — The 'Caring Well' conference will hear from church leaders, prominent advocates for abuse survivors and survivors themselves in the wake of scandals that have rocked the denomination over the past two years.
(RNS) — According to statements from two board members, the inclusion of Rachael Denhollander in the trailer released July 23 appears to have been a particular sore point.
(RNS) — A young woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a youth minister at a church camp when she was a child is suing the Village Church for more than $1 million for gross negligence and the emotional distress the abuse has caused her.
CHICAGO (RNS) — In what they said would be their last public statement about the allegations of sexual misconduct against founding pastor Bill Hybels that have torn apart Willow Creek Community Church, the church’s elders called on Hybels to repent and the church to gather for a service of worship and reflection.
NEW YORK (RNS) — The new president of New York Theological Seminary talked about her diverse student body, her concerns about child sexual abuse and her support of open-mindedness among her students.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) — Following along on large screens around the Legacy Arena, women, men, pastors, lay people and survivors took turns reading words drawn from the biblical books of Psalms and Lamentations.