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US megachurch sued for more than $US1 million over alleged abuse at church camp

RNS A young woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a youth minister at a church camp is suing the Village Church for more than $US1 million for gross negligence and the emotional distress the alleged abuse has caused her. According to the lawsuit obtained by Religion News Service, the Village Church’s former associate children’s […]

Southern Baptists approve amendments dealing with sexual abuse, racism

SBC vote

Birmingham, Alabama, USRNS Southern Baptists, faced in recent months with hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse in its ranks, have overwhelmingly adopted changes to governing documents that will bring greater visibility to their desire to disaffiliate with churches that do not handle instances of abuse properly. A new standing “credentials committee” also will consider whether […]