Responding to reports of abuse: Who’s getting it right? And where does theology come in?

by Hilary Jerome Scarsella, Director of Theological Integrity The other day, my colleagues and I were reflecting on the sense of angst we have when folks in communities of faith ask us for examples of people getting it right when it comes to responding to abuse. It’s a perfectly fantastic question. Who is not making … Continue reading Responding to reports of abuse: Who’s getting it right? And where does theology come in?

Better Reporting for Bethel: Student Leaders Discuss Their Resolution to Promote Callisto

For too many college victims, reporting an assault to campus authorities is a scary, obstacle-laden process. At small colleges, where it can seem like everyone knows everyone, reporting can be particularly fraught. What if, for instance, your rapist is related to the Title IX Coordinator? (Yes, unfortunately, we’ve seen that.) What if someone on the … Continue reading Better Reporting for Bethel: Student Leaders Discuss Their Resolution to Promote Callisto

Title IX, Due Process, Standards of Proof, and…what was the question again? (Education is Power, Part II)

by Stephanie Krehbiel (Read Part One of this series here.) There’s one question I hear again and again when I’m talking to people about Title IX and sexual violence: Why are schools involved in this at all? Sexual assault is a crime, so why not leave it solely in the hands of the police? I … Continue reading Title IX, Due Process, Standards of Proof, and…what was the question again? (Education is Power, Part II)

To MC USA Executive Board: Don’t feed your climate of abuse. You need experts, not enablers.

Into Account calls on Mennonite Church USA to remove Virginia Mennonite Conference Minister Clyde Kratz from the search committee for the new Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA, and to replace him with a member MC USA Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention. Take Action Now At the delegate assembly at the MC USA biennial convention … Continue reading To MC USA Executive Board: Don’t feed your climate of abuse. You need experts, not enablers.