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In the Loop: The Women's Blog News Roundup

What the women's blog editors are reading today.

"In the Loop," a new feature at the CT women's blog, is designed to keep you on top of the news cycle throughout your week. Handpicked by the blog's editors, these stories are ones we suspect will be of particular interest to evangelical women. Stay tuned as our bloggers go deeper with many of these stories to provide further analysis.

1 in 33 women sexually targeted by clergy

One out of every 33 women who regularly attend worship services have been the target of sexual advances by a religious leader, according to a study released by Baylor University researchers last week. Study co-author Diana Garland, dean of Baylor's School of Social Work, told The Washington Post, "With a spiritual leader or moral leader, you've really added a power that we typically don't think about in secular society — which is that this person speaks for God and interprets God for people. And that really adds a power."

The Post also reports on various denominations' efforts to address clergy misconduct and reports ...

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