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Protecting Abuse Survivors is ‘Personal,’ Says New Southern Baptist Leader

(RNS) — In his first meeting as leader of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, Rolland Slade called on other committee members on Tuesday (Sept. 22) to be responsible “to shepherd and to protect” survivors of church sex abuse. Slade, senior pastor of Meridian Baptist Church in El Cajon, California, announced that the issue is “personal” […]

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Spiritual people tend to be more civic-minded, report says

(RNS) — People who identify as highly spiritual are more likely to say it’s important to make a difference in their communities and contribute to the greater good, a broad new study on American spirituality finds. The study, “What Does Spirituality Mean to Us?,” found that 86% of Americans identify as spiritual to some extent. […]