On Tuesday, a group of women were discussing self-esteem at Foundation House Ministries' satellite office in Ooltewah.
Andrew Schwartz covers religion for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. His reporting, primarily on labor and political movements, has appeared in The New Republic, Mother Jones, In These Times, High Country News, Dissent, The Baffler, and on NPR member stations. He previously worked as a general assignment reporter with the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, a local newspaper in Washington State.
Earlier this month, a room on the sprawling campus of Silverdale Baptist Church teemed with hectic energy.
Chattanooga Catholics call for removal of Knoxville bishop, allege mishandling of sexual abuse claims, finances
In late October, two Chattanooga-area Catholics, Theresa Critchfield and Kristy Higgins, drove with their children to a protest outside the Cathedral of the Mo…