NPR: The Southern Baptist Convention has voted to make it easier to expel churches that mishandle claims of sexual abuse.
Crux: As the U.S. Catholic bishops meet this week in an effort to turn the tide on the clergy abuse crisis, one-quarter of Catholics said they have gone less frequently to Mass in response.
AP: If the prosecutors apply racketeering laws against church leaders, it would mark the first known time that actions by a diocese or church leader were branded a criminal enterprise akin to organized crime.
Religion News Service: The UMC church is visited monthly by about 130 users who drop in to stock up on supplies and receive health services. Everything is free and confidential.
The Atlantic: Like many rich Americans, Nick Hanauer used to think educational investment could heal the country's ills -- but he admits he was wrong. Fighting inequality must come first, he says.