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Responding to Clergy Misconduct

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A valuable resource for judicatory leaders, committees and commissions who are addressing complaints of clergy misconduct. An extensive, comprehensive and essential resource with reference materials, detailed appendices and case studies.

Author: Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune
Pub. Date 2009
Publisher: FaithTrust Institute
Format: Spiral Bound  213 pgs. Size 8.5 x 10.5

$30.00

It is clergy misconduct when any person in a ministerial role of leadership or pastoral counseling engages in sexual contact or sexualized behavior with a congregant, client, employee, student or staff member in a professional relationship. Such misconduct is a violation of the ministerial relationship in which a person in a position of religious leadership takes advantage of a vulnerable person, instead of protection her/him.

This handbook lays out the basic principles of analysis of ministerial misconduct: who, what, when, and where. It offers the basic principles for response to complaints and the conceptual framework to navigate the process of response. The handbook is non-denominational and not intended to represent the teachings of any particular denomination or movement in matters of doctrine or morals.

A valuable resource for judicatory leaders, committees and commissions who are addressing complaints of clergy misconduct. An extensive, comprehensive and essential resource with reference materials, detailed appendices and case studies.

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