Outside the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Sumter, South Carolina before Hillary Clinton spoke in 2016. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas, Texas, next week will be deciding to approve a resolution that confronts the church's treatment of women, NBC reports.

Why it matters: The #MeToo movement is hitting every industry, leaving no stone unturned — church included.

What to watch for: The resolution would acknowledge that throughout history, men in the church have "wronged women, abused women, silenced women, objectified women by ungodly comments and ungodly acts, preyed on women, left women unprotected, failed to report injustices and evils committed against women to civil authorities established by God and failed to act out of the overflow of the image of Christ."

  • The convention's outgoing president, Steve Gaines, signed the resolution along with president of the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Jason K. Allen, NBC reports.

The response: A rally is planned for the second day of the convention; the organizer, Cheryl Summers, told NBC the women participating want "reform of culture and for training of pastors and church leaders."

"If the church founded by Jesus Christ is not the safest place [for women], we're doing it wrong."
— Executive director of the Billy Graham Center for evangelical training, Ed Stetzer

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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions has lost the Republican nomination for Senate to Tommy Tuberville in Alabama in Tuesday night’s primary runoff, AP reports.

Why it matters: Sessions had been the underdog in the race against former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville, who had the backing of President Trump. Tuberville will now face off against Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) in November, who is considered to have one of the most vulnerable Democratic Senate seats in the country.

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Why it matters: The cumulative $28 billion in loan loss provisions that banks have so far announced they’re reserving serves as a signal they’re preparing for a colossal wave of loan defaults as the economy slogs through a coronavirus-driven downturn.