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Monday, April 21, 2014

UMSE Bulletin:
Monthly News, Events and Information on Sexual Ethics for The United Methodist Church
A publication of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women.

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UMSE Bulletin October 2013 (PDF)


Monthly News, Events and Information on Sexual Ethics for The United Methodist Church

NOTE FROM EDITOR: It has been an honor for me to work with GCSRW for the past 4+ years as assistant general secretary for advocacy and sexual ethics. As of October 4, I am leaving GCSRW to return to my career in scholarship and writing. May your ministries be blessed! Grace and Peace, Darryl W. Stephens


October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. See resources from GBCS and UMW and the FaithTrust Institute.

Billy Graham’s grandson: evangelicals ‘worse’ than Catholics on sex abuse, By Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Religion News Service, Sept 26. “The Christian mission field is a ‘magnet’ for sexual abusers, Boz Tchividjian, a Liberty University law professor”

The Truth About College Hookups, By Maia Szalavitz, Time, Aug 13. “Recent claims about the hookup culture among college students are greatly exaggerated, it seems.”


Pope Benedict challenges atheist, says he never hid abuse cases, By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, Sept 24.

Lessons From The Montana Teacher Rape Case, By Natalie Sullivan, The Daily Beast, Sep 6. “Taking on the mentality behind a disturbing Washington Post op-ed that downplayed the recent case of a teacher who raped his 14-year-old student.”

New Mexico: Gallup Diocese Will File for Bankruptcy, AP, Sept 3. “It will become the ninth Roman Catholic diocese to seek bankruptcy protection since the abuse scandal erupted in 2002.”

The Data on Military Sexual Assault: What You Need to Know, By Lindsay Rosenthal and Katie Miller, Center for American Progress, July 23. Survey margin of error should not deter efforts to reform military.

Judge Is Asked by Creditors of Archdiocese to Leave Case, By Laurie Goodstein, New York Times, Sept 3. Allegedly, “the judge has a conflict of interest because many of his family members are buried in archdiocesan cemeteries.”



National Youth Protection Symposium, Oct. 13-15, 2013, Grapevine, TX (near DFW airport). Discounted registration fee prior to Sept. 13. Sponsored by BSA and others.

2014 National Sexual Assault Conference / Conferencia Nacional de Agresión Sexual de 2014, "Many Voices, One Movement" / "Muchas Voces, Uno Movimiento",  Pittsburgh, August 20-22, 2014. Call for papers -- deadline December 2013.

BOOK: When Pastors Prey: Overcoming Clergy Sexual Abuse of Women, ed. Valli Boobal Batchelor (World Council of Churches, 2013)

BOOK: Ryan, T.C. Ashamed No More: A Pastor's Journey Through Sex Addiction. IVP, 2012.

BOOK: Hamilton, Adam. Love to Stay: Sex, Grace, and Commitment. Abingdon, 2013. See chapter four on sexual abuse, addiction, and pornography use.

SAVE THE DATE: Do No Harm 2015, a United Methodist church-wide sexual ethics summit, to be held Jan 28-31, 2015, in Leesburg, VA (near Dulles airport).














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