Green Valley (Arizona) News: The suicide of their pastor left members of a congregation stunned -- and launched a three-year journey of introspection, brutal honesty and a church-wide commitment to make changes.
CNN: The nine Supreme Court justices will return to the relative quiet of their marble-lined corridors and majestic chamber today to face an explosive docket of cases on issues such as religious liberty, abortion, immigration, the Second Amendment and LGBT rights.
Houston Chronicle: At a meeting of more than 1,600 Southern Baptists gathered to address sexual abuse, leaders said it's time to listen to survivors. But critics are skeptical that their rhetoric will result in meaningful change.
Associated Press: Pope Francis opened a three-week meeting today by urging South American bishops to speak "courageously" at the high-profile meeting on the Amazon, where the shortage of priests is so acute that the Vatican is considering ordaining married men and giving women official church ministries.
Inside Higher Ed: A new research report illustrates the power of friendships across religious lines to break down prejudice and build appreciation. But students can be exclusive even in their attempt to build diverse friend groups.