There are a variety of good practices out there for screening volunteers and staff, I'd love to hear some of your practices, and reviews of screening companies.
Weighty Opportunity for the Church in the #Metoo Era: Leading as the Church Through Humility, Vulnerability and Jesus
These stories aren’t from the worlds of Hollywood, Wall Street, or politics. These are all local people sharing their stories of sexual assault and harassment in the #churchtoo.
The Abuse Awareness topic for Safe Church last year was The Sex Industry and the Church. After I sent out a letter to pastors across the CRC about our topic, I had many great conversations with old and new friends.
A must listen for the church: Rachael Denhollander powerfully delivers her Victim Impact Statement. Let’s listen, empathize, and respond with sacrificial actions in our communities.
Looking back at Safe Church Ministry in 2017 and looking forward to another year on mission together with Jesus in 2018.
There is an “us” and “them” mentality that is intrinsic when you are a survivor and this is plays out in the church. “If the church knew what I lived through or had done, people would never speak to me again,” I thought.
The movement of #metoo didn’t start overnight. It didn’t even start after the allegations against Harvey Weinstein came out. Movements are slow things that hopefully last for the long haul.
I get that stereotyping a group is not always helpful - I often feel at a loss with the great and unfortunate divisions of our current society. Yet at the same time, in my opinion, when there is...posted on: Gillette: The Best a Man Can Get?
Thanks for posting, Phil! Definitely a lot of reactions people had to this ad... And in the end, I think Gillette got what they were going for: a needed a publicity boost as all these other razor...posted on: Gillette: The Best a Man Can Get?
It seems we're on different pages when it comes to grammar. I don't take "should" to be that same as "must"... http://www.differencebetween.net/language/grammar-language/difference-be...
If my position grants me no influence from your perspective, that is ok. However, your insurance company may require it. Many CRC churches are covered by Brotherhood Mutual. Here are their...
QUOTE from the talk:
"Those of us who work in the domestic and sexual violence field know that victim-blaming is pervasive in this realm, which is to say, blaming the person to...posted on: Violence against Women – It’s a Men’s Issue
Thanks for your words here Miriam!
A lot we can learn from Jackson Katz here about how we can become the body of Christ that stops violence against women. I just saw a poll taken from NPR...posted on: Violence against Women – It’s a Men’s Issue
Thanks for the article Lloyd! So thankful for all the voices that are continuing to give more perspective on these issues. While the article doesn't mention "abuse" specifically it does go to...posted on: Why Do Churches Cover Up Sin?
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Thanks for sharing, Al! It was great to meet you at the Safe Church Conference last month. So grateful for your ongoing work (and your core team's work!) there in Hamilton, Ontario. :)