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Weekly Wrap 3.8.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 03-08-2019

Women shaping church, post-purity culture, Colombian scientists, Captain Marvel, and more!

Weekly Wrap 3.1.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 03-01-2019

United Methodist vote causes pain, ancient resistance for women’s history month, anger is contagious, grace amid cancel culture, and more!

United Methodists Pass 'Traditional Plan' Strengthening LGBTQ Restrictions

by the Web Editors 02-26-2019

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The decision-making body of the United Methodist Church on Tuesday voted to clarify and strengthen the restrictions on LGBTQ members, in a plan that many observers say is unconstitutional. The Traditional Plan passed by a vote of 438-384.

 

 

Weekly Wrap 2.22.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 02-22-2019

United Methodists decide their future, Southern Baptists respond to sex abuse report, church aid at the Venezuela-Colombia border, history of the public library, and more!

Southern Baptist Convention Announces Call to Action on Sexual Abuse

by the Web Editors 02-19-2019

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The announcement follows a stunning report on hundreds of sexual abuse and misconduct cases in the Southern Baptist Church.

Weekly Wrap 2.15.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 02-15-2019

Parkland anniversary, sexual abuse and reformation, prisoners of hope, urban agriculture, deconstruction, and more!

US Supreme Court Denies Request for Imam's Presence During Execution

by the Web Editors 02-08-2019

Light from the setting sun shines on the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

A Muslim man was executed in Alabama on Thursday, as originally scheduled, after the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to allow the execution, denying his request for an imam's presence in the execution chamber.

Attorneys for Domineque Ray, 42, had argued that Alabama's execution policy favored Christian inmates because a chaplain is allowed in the room, often kneeling next to the death row prisoner, and praying with the inmate if requested.

Weekly Wrap 2.8.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 02-08-2019

The Catholic Right, state of the union, Sandra Cisneros, blackface, problems with “Religious Left,” and more!

Pope Francis Acknowledges Longstanding Sexual Abuse of Nuns

by the Web Editors 02-06-2019

Image via Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS

He pointed out that this is not a new problem, confirming that the Catholic Church knew about the abuses against nuns even if the public did not.

Weekly Wrap 2.1.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 02-01-2019

Polar vortex, global warming, assimilation, Kirk Franklin, women leading churches, Democratic Socialism’s biblical values, and more!

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