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SBC Executive Committee calls special meeting for Sept. 28

NASHVILLE (BP) – Members of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee are scheduled to meet for a special-called virtual meeting on Tuesday (Sept. 28) at 2 pm CDT. SBC EC Chairman Rolland Slade notified trustees of the meeting early Sunday afternoon.

The meeting is the follow-up to a motion passed at the Sept. 21 SBC EC meeting in Nashville. The motion allocated up to $1.6 million for Guidepost Solutions to conduct an independent, third-party review of the EC related to its handling of sexual abuse claims. It also gave trustees until Sept. 28 to negotiate a final agreement with Guidepost and the Sexual Abuse Task Force, appointed by SBC President Ed Litton.

Executive Committee officers have been meeting with members of the task force, representatives from Guidepost and attorneys during the seven-day period.

At the SBC Annual Meeting in June, SBC messengers voted for the formation of the task force to oversee an investigation of the EC by a third party.

The meeting will be streamed at sbc.net/ec0921

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