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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Churches no longer have to hold Sunday services

Why the United Methodist Church seeks to end the decades-long battle over LGBTQ ordination, marriage
The Deseret News: Methodists from around the world will meet in St. Louis from Feb. 23-26 to try to resolve 50 years of conflict over the status of gays and lesbians in their church.

We'll never know the whole truth of Southern Baptists' sex abuse crisis
Religion News Service: When Sharon Dingle was a child, church was one of the only safe spaces she knew. But today, church no longer feels like a safe place.

The Catholic Church's battle between rhetoric and reality
The Atlantic: Pope Francis wants "concrete" change over the Church's child sexual-abuse scandal. It won't be easy, though.
NPR: 'A life destroyed': survivors and pope at Vatican summit address clergy sex abuse

Churches no longer have to hold Sunday services
BBC: A weekly Sunday service will no longer be compulsory for churches in the Church of England as decades of falling attendance has left some priests looking after up to 20 rural churches.

The biggest hindrance to your kids' faith isn't doubt. It's silence
Christianity Today: According to two researchers, the key to "sticky faith" is conversation.

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