Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention Found to Have Stonewalled Sex Abuse Victims

Fourth EstateSouthern Baptist Church (Adath Israel Synagogue), Avondale, Cincinnati, OH | Warren LeMay from Cincinnati, OH, United States

An investigation into the leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) found that sexual abuse victims were stonewalled to protect the reputation of America’s largest Protestant denomination. According to a 288-page investigation report from Guidepost Solutions, which was sanctioned by …

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Egypt Police Arrest Suspect Accused of Stabbing Coptic Priest to Death

Egyptian security forces have arrested a 60-year-old man accused of attacking a Coptic priest in the city of Alexandria on Thursday evening, stabbing him several times to death. The victim was identified as Arsanios Wadid, the priest of the church …

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Stabbing Attack at Iranian Shrine Leaves One Dead and Two Wounded

Fourth EstateImam Ali Reda shrine in Mashad, Iran, in a 2005 file photo

An assailant stabbed three clerics at the most famous shrine in Iran on Tuesday, killing one and injuring two others before he was arrested, according to the Iranian state-run media.    One cleric died instantly after being stabbed at the …

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Hillsong Church Founder Brian Houston Resigns after Sexual Misconduct Information

Fourth EstateHillsongs Concert - Unsplash. Isaac Figaroa

Australia’s largest evangelical church, Hillsong, announced on Wednesday the resignation of its Global Senior Pastor Brian Houston after facing an internal misconduct investigation.   Houston’s resignation came following the result of the investigation which concluded that he had acted inappropriately …

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Russian, Iranian Presidents Discuss Vienna Nuclear Talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday and exchanged views on the current situation surrounding talks in Vienna between Iran and P4+1. Putin told Raisi that Moscow is eager to hear his position concerning …

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Desmond Tutu, Dead at 90

South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa announced that  Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Anglican cleric, has died aged 90. “The passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of …

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