Marissa Buck | August 3, 2016

One year ago, Mennonite Church USA passed a Churchwide Statement on Sexual Abuse committing us to victim- and survivor-centered responses to sexual violence.

Today, once again, survivors have been silenced, sidelined, and cast aside in addressing the most recent revelation of complaints of sexual violence and cover-ups in the Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, VA.

This week, Eastern Mennonite University announced, and we’re told Virginia Mennonite Conference, Lindale Mennonite Church, and MC USA will also announce, their choice of an investigative firm.

Let me enlighten you: the wrong firm has been chosen by the wrong panel in the wrong process.


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