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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Losing faith: Why South Carolina is abandoning its churches

Losing faith: Why South Carolina is abandoning its churches
The (Columbia, S.C.) State: In the Bible Belt, where generations have hung their hats on their church-going nature and faithful traditions, an increasing trend of shrinking church attendance -- and increasing church closings -- signals a fundamental culture shift in South Carolina.

Willow Creek Church's lead pastor and board of elders resign
The New York Times: The lead pastor and the entire board of elders have resigned, saying that they had made a mistake by failing to believe the women who accused the Rev. Bill Hybels of sexual harassment.
The (Chicago) Tribune: Willow Creek pastor, elders step down, admit mishandling allegations against Bill Hybels

Reflections on the abuse saga: It's not just about McCarrick
Crux: Writers at Crux don't normally do personal commentary, but sometimes a story becomes so big that just reporting it is not enough, says Rome bureau chief.

Why America's 'nones' don't identify with a religion
Pew Research: The most common reason they give is that they question a lot of religious teachings.

BBC: Across the US, dozens of undocumented immigrants have taken refuge in churches to avoid deportation. For one woman in Colorado, her 14 months in sanctuary have taken a heavy toll.

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