(RNS) — With no fanfare, and to the secret relief of many, the windows of two of the heroes of the Southern Baptist Convention's conservative resurgence have been removed from a seminary chapel.
(RNS) — As the Southern Baptist Convention confronts allegations of sexual abuse in its ranks, leaders of some of its affiliated organizations as well as other denominations are seeking to educate clergy and other staffers about appropriate boundaries.
(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) — Now that the Methodists have reached the precipice, the very complicated organizational work of division has to get underway, and one thing is sure: Nothing will happen quickly.
(RNS) — Evangelical churches, the Southern Baptist Church included, should be mindful of the growing support among their younger members on questions of human sexuality.
(RNS) — The work group determined that six on Greear’s list require 'no further inquiry,' three should be investigated and one is not a Southern Baptist congregation.
(RNS) — I’m not counted among the 700 Southern Baptist victims reported by the Houston Chronicle, even though my assault fell in the 20-year window the newspaper investigated.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — While blaming the abusers, SBC President J.D. Greear called on the convention as a whole 'to repent of a culture that has made abuse, cover-ups, and evading accountability far too easy.'
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — Only larger, better-resourced Southern Baptist churches have policies in place to protect children from abuse.
(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.
(RNS) — We who have been dealing with abuse issues for years already see familiar patterns of institutional protection and image management in Southern Baptist leadership's response.
(RNS) — Two former SBC presidents, joined by a Las Vegas pastor, took the unusual step of sending a letter to the search committee for the new president of the SBC Executive Committee, inquiring about the breadth of efforts to fill the position.
(RNS) — A former associate children's minister at The Village Church, a Dallas-area evangelical megachurch, has been indicted for indecency with a child involving sexual contact.
(AP) — In just over a year, the #MeToo movement has toppled powerful men around the world. Yet in most of the world's major religions, women are still relegated to second-tier status.