Religion News Service: Ending weeks of debate, the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee voted Tuesday (Oct. 5) to waive attorney-client privilege as part of an investigation of how Southern Baptist leaders have handled issues of sexual abuse in recent decades.
Associated Press: Southern Baptist panel to open legal records for abuse probe
Reuters: Pope Francis said he was saddened and ashamed by the Catholic Church’s inability to deal with sexual abuse of children in France and that the Church must make itself a “safe home for everyone.”
Baptist News Global: Despite intentionally seeking out persons of color to be keynotes and to serve as board members, the Goose suffers from the ailment all too common to many progressive Christian spaces – overwhelming whiteness.
The New York Times: An evangelical minister in a Mexico border town had let dozens of migrant families live in his church. When he ousted most of them, his brother across the way invited the outcasts into his home.
The Christian Century: “I was a child who loved to read. But I didn’t see a lot of characters that looked like me.”