Report: Top Southern Baptists stonewalled sex abuse victims

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention stonewalled and denigrated survivors of clergy sex abuse over almost two decades while seeking to protect their own reputations, according to a scathing 288-page investigative report issued Sunday.

Some praise, some doubts as Facebook rolls out a prayer tool

The social media giant Facebook has rolled out a new prayer request feature, a tool embraced by some religious leaders as a cutting-edge way to engage the faithful online. But others are eying it warily.

Houses of worship do some soul-searching as their neighborhoods change

"Every single church is called to make disciples. It has to decide: Is it there to reach its community even if its community changes? That’s really the biggest pressure.”

Black minister leaves Southern Baptist Convention to shed light on racism

"I am one that believes that it's better not to leave, but rather to stay and help educate other brothers and sisters about problems, whether it be racism or some other issue."