CNN: Put simply, America's two largest Protestant denominations -- one mainline, one evangelical -- are facing institutional rifts that pit established policies of the past against activist calls for inclusion, justice and new leadership, says Diana Butler Bass.
The New York Times: Religious institutions are particularly adept at evading change, especially in regard to women, says Margaret Bendroth.
The Conversation: Thinking about philanthropy in a more complex way may help donors do more good.
Bearings: A review of "In Praise of the Useless Life: A Monk's Memoir."
BBC: The Church of England "botched" its investigation into alleged cases of abuse, a report's author has said.