We review events from this year’s Southern Baptist Convention with religion reporter Deepa Bharat and then we hear how an interfaith organization in Olympia, Washington is engaging its network of members to support an innovative summer camp for kids that encourages creative ways to encourage curiosity and activities that expose kids to different cultures and religious traditions.
“Nothing Happens in the SBC without the Messengers”
AP Religion Reporter Deepa Bharat shares observations and highlights from the 2022 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual gathering in Anaheim, California, which attracted 8,000 delegates from around the country. She breaks down the “bombshell” report that indicated widespread mishandling of sexual abuse within SBC’s leadership and explains the new measures being instated for the future of the largest Baptist denomination in the United States.
“Nothing Happens without the Messengers”
AP Religion Reporter Deepa Bharat shares observations and highlights from the 2022 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual gathering in Anaheim, California
“It’s About Making a Space Rather Than Making a Case”
Reverend Corey Passons of Interfaith Works in Washington State oversees Faith Explorations, a summer camp that offers age-appropriate activities for 8-12-year-olds that explore different religious beliefs and wisdom traditions. Passons, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, shares why he believes learning about world traditions and worship activities that are different from one’s own beliefs can foster both curiosity and help build a culture of inclusivity and appreciation for religious pluralism.