“The Past Cases Review has undoubtedly been a wake-up call for the Church, and one we cannot ignore” said Revd Owen. “The recommendations of the report are many and wide-ranging but at the heart of it all lies the need to bring about significant cultural change. Safeguarding is not just something that is done by specialists. It cannot be reduced to criminal records checks and staff training programmes. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and each one of us has a duty to do what we can to make the Church a safe place for everyone.” See the Full Article Here.
October 15th – 17th. Chicago, IL.
Best Practices for Health, Accountability and Wholeness: A Sexual Ethics Summit
“Do No Harm 2015” is a sexual ethics summit addressing the most recent developments and challenges in prevention of and response to abuse, misconduct, and harassment of a sexual nature, particularly by persons in ministerial roles (both lay and clergy) within The United Methodist Church. Please visit the “Do No Harm” informational website to learn more about the conference Purpose, Intended Audience, Invitations, Registration, History, and more. See Complete Conference Info & Registration Form.