There are multiple options on the table at the special meeting of the top legislative body for the 12.6-million-member global denomination.
“It’s time for pervasive change,” said SBC president J. D. Greear.
The U.S. government recently granted faith-based foster care agencies in South Carolina an exemption to a regulation barring religious discrimination in federally funded foster care programs.
For more than a decade, Islamberg has been a focus of right-wing conspiracy theories and has found itself the target of anti-Muslim white supremacist attacks as a result.
Last year only 14 Muslim Americans were arrested for alleged involvement with violent extremism—and none of them entered the country illegally.
A digitized version of Omar ibn Said’s 15-page autobiography is now available through the Library of Congress.
The financially strapped church sold property to private investors in a way that critics see as secretive.