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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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Why a Southern Baptist is watching the United Methodists

(RNS) — Evangelical churches, the Southern Baptist Church included, should be mindful of the growing support among their younger members on questions of human sexuality.
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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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We’ll never know the whole truth of Southern Baptists’ sex abuse crisis

(RNS) — I’m not counted among the 700 Southern Baptist victims reported by the Houston Chronicle, even though my assault fell in the 20-year window the newspaper investigated.
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Southern Baptists should investigate churches that cover up abuse, says SBC president

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) —  While blaming the abusers, SBC president J.D. Greear, called on the convention as a whole “to repent of a culture that has made abuse, cover-ups, and evading accountability far too easy.”
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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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