Legal compliance is nothing if survivors can't trust their institutions.
We are worthy of love and belonging right now, exactly as we are this minute. We are so beautiful, our efforts magnificent, our survival a celebration.
Though we might expect the lofty aspirations of academic institutions to make harassment less frequent, there is little evidence to support that expectation.
Both the quality and quantity of scholarly and professional work in STEMM is greatly diminished by ongoing sexual harassment.
by Hilary Jerome Scarsella, Director of Theological IntegrityUPDATED the evening of 10/21/19 The Mennonite put out an article today on details emerging around the AMBS search committee’s decision to appoint David Boshart the next president of the seminary. We’ll have more to say on the subject shortly, but today I’m keeping it quick and dirty. … Continue reading Boshart’s appointment: Takeaways from today’s article on emerging details
We want to know what happened in the course of AMBS’s work with FaithTrust Institute. We want to know why the press release says nothing about this work.
Yours is not the first community he has groomed to tolerate him; your church did not produce his first pack of ardent defenders.
The extensive health impact of widespread sexual harassment is emerging as a major public health problem.
Dear readers who care about Mennonite colleges, what happens next is largely up to you.
Hilary's successful process with AMBS must not be co-opted into an institutional narrative that erases the trauma of other survivors, that asserts a false peace while silent suffering continues, and that elevates Hilary as a chosen survivor on the backs of people who do not fall within Dave's narrow-minded understanding of the body of Christ.