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In the US, lawsuit against McLean Bible, David Platt dismissed

US McLean Bible Church David Platt

RNS A year-long legal battle over a contested election at a prominent Washington, DC-area church appears to be over for now. On Friday, a Fairfax County, Virginia, judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by dissident members of McLean Bible Church who sought to overturn the results of an election for church leaders, known as elders. Those […]

Top US Catholic bishop calls social justice movements “pseudo-religion”

USCCB Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles

RNS Archbishop José H Gomez, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, railed against “new social justice movements” during a speech Thursday, decrying them as “pseudo-religions” that ultimately serve as “dangerous substitutes for true religion”. Gomez, who heads the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, delivered the remarks in a video message sent to a meeting of […]

Essay: How churches can reframe social justice now and after COVID-19

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In an article first published on Religion News Service, BARBARA WILLIAMS-SKINNER, president and co-founder of the Skinner Leadership Institute and co-convener of the National African American Clergy Network, says now is a chance for churches to reframe how they reframe approach helping the marginalised…

Controversial Founders Ministries video leads to board resignations, #MeToo concerns

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RNS Several board members have resigned from a neo-Calvinist evangelical group that released a trailer of a planned film linking prominent Southern Baptists with a conspiracy to promote social justice advocacy in evangelical churches. The resignations, announced 1st August by Founders Ministries President Tom Ascol, come as some Southern Baptist leaders interviewed for the film […]