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Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey is a national correspondent for RNS, covering how faith intersects with politics, culture and other news. She previously served as online editor for Christianity Today where she remains an editor-at-large.


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  2. Rev Phil White

    Grammatically speaking, even those oft’ overlooked “articles” in a sentence make a difference. A case in point is the above headline about the UCC and the Washington Football team (whose mascot shall remain nameless).

    In accord with our polity (I am a UCC pastor), the actual body that took this step would be A regional governing body of the UCC. Their proclamations and decisions have no authority on any other regional governing body, denominational gathering, or local congregation. Each gathering as an Association of local congregations, a Conference of Associations and Congregations, or a General Synod (the bi-annual meeting for Conference delegates) is Autonomous. So calling this THE regional governing body is incorrect. The Central Atlantic Conference Annual meeting speaks only for itself and no other entity or institution.

    As a religious News site, I know you would want to be as close to correct as possible, and letting a single pesky “article” prevent that seems unnecessary.