Yours is not the first community he has groomed to tolerate him; your church did not produce his first pack of ardent defenders.
Rosemarie and Stephanie discuss a devotional essay written by the wife of a sexual predator.
If we truly wish to help someone who has experienced sexual violence, then we need to come into their circle, not expect them to come into ours.
It’s flat out wrong to interpret “believe women” or “believe survivors,” as a demand that you agree with a claim that is not warranted. Here's why.
These inconsistent, ambiguous, and coded rules are made to be broken. And so really, the question is, who gets away with breaking them, and who doesn’t?
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?
"Launch Your Future," EMU's website shouts in bold capital letters, as they prepare to hand a social work degree to a student who has - by EMU's own finding - committed sexual violence.
You’re wrong. Let’s talk about why. by Stephanie Krehbiel Because there is an abusive sexual predator in the White House, and when it comes to the skills we need to resist and survive the social tyrannies of his regime, the abuse survivors in your congregation are probably some of the most knowledgeable people in the … Continue reading To social justice Christians who think that sexualized violence in your church is a trivial thing to focus on because there are “more urgent issues right now”