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DeVon Franklin produces faith films while guiding men through #MeToo movement

(RNS) — ‘I challenge every man to not look at the #MeToo movement as a women’s movement,’ said Franklin. ‘It’s not. We need to be a part of this movement.’
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Taking stock of the clergy sexual abuse crisis: Protecting children

(RNS) — Reading the constant barrage of news stories about abuse in the Catholic Church makes one wonder if any of the reforms is doing any good.
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Southern Baptist executive, experts say churches should address abuse of adults

(RNS) — As the Southern Baptist Convention confronts allegations of sexual abuse in its ranks, leaders of some of its affiliated organizations as well as other denominations are seeking to educate clergy and other staffers about appropriate boundaries.
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French court convicts cardinal of not reporting child abuse

LYON, France (AP) — French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin said Thursday he will offer his resignation to Pope Francis, after a court found him guilty of failing to report allegations of sexual abuse of minors by a priest.
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Southern Baptist executive group urges caution before investigating church abuse

(RNS) — The work group determined that six on Greear’s list require ‘no further inquiry,’ three should be investigated and one is not a Southern Baptist congregation.
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What Catholics and Southern Baptists can learn from each other about sex abuse crisis

(RNS) — The scandal over sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention provides no satisfaction to us Catholics, but it does allow us to test our theories about the causes of abuse.
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Southern Baptist leaders vow to improve addressing sex abuse after papers’ report

(RNS) — ‘I am committed to doing everything possible to ensure we never make these mistakes again,’ Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear said in response to an investigation by Texan newspapers.
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Willow Creek Association releases resource on ministry and #MeToo

CHICAGO (RNS) — The Willow Creek Association published a series of videos titled “Ministry and #MeToo” online Wednesday (Jan. 30), nine months after founder Bill Hybels stepped down amid allegations he acted sexually inappropriately with women at the Chicago-area evangelical megachurch he also had started, Willow Creek Community Church.
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Pope challenged on sex abuse as young take stage in Panama

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Young people challenged Pope Francis on the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal and the plight of Christians in the Middle East as the youth took center stage Saturday in the final events of World Youth Day in Panama.
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Ex-deputy to Argentine bishop says Vatican knew of misdeeds

ORAN, Argentina (AP) — The scandal is the latest to implicate Pope Francis as he and the Catholic hierarchy as a whole face an unprecedented crisis of confidence over their mishandling of cases of clergy sexual abuse of minors and misconduct with adults.
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