Religion News Service: While blaming the abusers, SBC president J.D. Greear called on the convention as a whole "to repent of a culture that has made abuse, cover-ups, and evading accountability far too easy."
Religion News Service: In East Africa's heavyweight country, most say a resounding "no" to proposals to allow same-sex weddings and LGBTQ clergy.
Sightings: Robert Alter's "The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary" is a cultural accomplishment of a very high order, and an opportunity to think about the places and the spaces that "the Bible" occupies in contemporary discourse.
The New York Times: The Vatican has confirmed, apparently for the first time, that its department overseeing the world's priests has general guidelines for what to do when clerics break celibacy vows and father children.
The Deseret News: An unofficial coalition of churches is filling a gap for immigrants released by Homeland Security in Arizona with no place to stay and no means to reunite with their families.