But one year after a summit on sex abuse at the Vatican, Peter Isely, a clergy abuse survivor and founding member of the U.S. based SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), shares that, while the rhetoric adopted by Pope Francis “would get an A plus,” the follow-up and actions undertaken receive a “D minus.”
The debate over the need for Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Council is healthy as ever. While some believe the committee is outdated and unnecessary, others believe the work the committee is doing is essential.
The 2020 Democratic presidential contenders faced off Wednesday at a televised debate in Las Vegas.
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) met on the debate stage at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Here are five takeaways from the night:
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#ChurchToo came to a head last year after groundbreaking reports outlined rampant sex abuse within the Catholic church and the Southern Baptist Convention. Since then, the SBC has reformed its tactic for handling sex abuse allegations and just this week, the SBC removed the first church from the national body following an investigation into a predator pastor.
Twenty-four Christians and Muslims have been killed, 18 injured, and three kidnapped in the most recent attack on religious minorities in Burkina Faso.