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Covington Catholic in the clear

Education | Independent report exonerates students accused of racism
by Laura Edghill
Posted 2/20/19, 03:35 pm

An independent report released last week appears to clear Covington Catholic High School students of any wrongdoing in a widely publicized confrontation with a Native American protester after last month’s March for Life in Washington, D.C.

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Wolves and lambs

News | Predatory scandals unfold in a church and a state
by Jamie Dean
Posted 2/14/19, 02:00 pm

As Southern Baptists headed to church on Sunday, Feb. 10, the Houston Chronicle published a major investigation into devastating patterns of sexual abuse in Southern Baptist congregations.

The findings: Since 1998, some 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced sexual misconduct allegations involving more than 700 victims. More than 200 offenders have been convicted or have taken plea deals. Nearly 100 remain in prison. Others have returned to Southern Baptist pulpits.

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For the sake of the gospel, not politics

Race Issues | The role of pastors and lay people in seeking racial reconciliation
by Daniel Darling & George Yancey
Posted 2/09/19, 09:30 am

In today’s politically charged climate, some advocates of racial reconciliation lump together that great need with controversial political policies and positions. On Feb. 1, though, the first day of Black History Month, I ran across two gospel-centric articles that explain how Christians, both pastors and lay people, can help to heal America’s racial wounds for the sake of the gospel—without the political baggage.

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