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Top Southern Baptists plan to release secret list of abusers

May. 24, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

Top administrative leaders for the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in America, said Tuesday that they will release a secret list of hundreds of pastors and other church-affiliated personnel accused of sexual abuse. An attorney for the SBC's Executive...

Southern Baptists face push for public list of sex abusers

May. 23, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

A blistering report on the Southern Baptist Convention’s mishandling of sex abuse allegations is raising the prospect that the denomination, for the first time, will create a publicly accessible database of pastors and other church personnel known to be abusers. The creation of an...

Report: Top Southern Baptists stonewalled sex abuse victims

May. 23, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

The Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee — and thousands of its rank-and-file members — now have opportunities to address a scathing investigative report that says top SBC leaders stonewalled and denigrated survivors of clergy sex abuse over two decades while seeking to protect...

Investigation ordered by Southern Baptist Convention says leaders stonewalled, denigrated survivors of clergy sex abuse

May. 22, 2022 16:47 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Investigation ordered by Southern Baptist Convention says leaders stonewalled, denigrated survivors of clergy sex abuse.

Gunman targets Taiwanese faith with long pro-democracy link

May. 19, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The recent deadly shooting at Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in California didn’t just violate a sacred space. Taiwanese Americans across the country say it ripped through their cultural bastion. It is where the congregation in Laguna Woods worshipped....

155-year-old Chickasaw County church finds renewed life

May. 15, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

HOUSTON, Miss. (AP) — New Hope Church, on a country road halfway between Houlka and Okolona, was founded on Oct. 6, 1866, less than a year after the Civil War ended. On that day, Isaac Mullins and William Gaskin deeded ground to the Methodist Episcopal Church South “for the...

Cuba hotel explosion badly damaged major Baptist church

May. 12, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Alejandro Clemente González was talking with an electrician while preparing for weekend services at Cuba's most important Baptist church when an enormous explosion shook the building and shattered the 19th century dome towering far above the pews. Concrete plunged...

After leak, religious rift over legal abortion on display

May. 08, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

America’s faithful are bracing — some with cautionary joy and others with looming dread — for the Supreme Court to potentially overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and end the nationwide right to legal abortion. A reversal of the 49-year-old ruling has never felt...

What they wore: Amish Country exhibit spotlights sex abuse

May. 06, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

LEOLA, Pa. (AP) — Clotheslines with billowing linens and long dresses are a common sight on the off-grid farms of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home to the nation's largest Amish settlement. For many tourists they're as iconic a part of Amish Country's bucolic scenery as the rural lanes and...

Pence: Leaked abortion draft opinion helps some '22 hopefuls

May. 06, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence applauded the essence of a leaked draft opinion suggesting that the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark case that legalized abortion nationwide, predicting that the decision could have favorable impacts for...