As Southern Baptists begin to grapple with sexual abuse, looming challenges remain

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(RNS) — At their recent annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, Southern Baptists spoke loud and clear about sexual abuse. Messengers at the 2021 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting directed the convention’s new president to set up a task force to address reports that Southern Baptist leaders have mistreated abuse victims and mishandled allegations of abuse. … Read more

Sex abuse survivors call for system-wide audit of Southern Baptist Convention

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(RNS) — Eight survivors of sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention have issued a statement ahead of the opening session of the denomination’s 2021 meeting calling for an outside organization to oversee an audit of sexual abuse within the denomination. A motion calling for a system-wide audit was first announced by Todd Benkert, pastor … Read more