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Upcoming Training

Online Course: Healthy Boundaries 101 (Sept 2019)

Sep 16, 2019 to Oct 18, 2019

Our online Healthy Boundaries 101 for Clergy and Spiritual Leaders begins on September 16, 2019. This five-week course allows participants to examine the complex roles and situations of ministry in a thoughtful, reflective way. Read more...

What's New

Upcoming Webinar on Clergy Abuse

Join us on June 13 for a conversation with Mary Discenza and Rev. James Evinger, who have both been working for decades to address clergy abuse in faith communities. Read more...

Upcoming Webinar on Protection Orders

Join us on Wednesday, June 12 for a webinar about how your faith community should address the situation of a congregant who has a protection order. Read more...

Safe & Healthy Churches Training

The Safe & Healthy Churches Training will take place this fall in the Norfolk, VA area. To receive information, please complete the contact form. Read more...

 

Recent Blog Posts

Guest Blog: Hope in the Research, #3

Since 2008, FaithTrust generously has posted a continuing document I compile, Annotated Bibliography of Clergy Sexual Abuse and Sexual Boundary Violations in Religious Communities. Intended as extensive and broad, the Bibliography, as of the semi-annual update of November, 2018, includes 80+ additions. It is now 1,710 pages, excluding the Introduction. From the new entries, four themes which deserve attention are identified below.

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Guest Blog: The Moment It Suddenly Became Personal

It was a special day. It was the day of the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin’s funeral. It was going to be televised on a Saturday and I was poised to watch the funeral no matter how long the services lasted. I taped every channel I thought would be airing her funeral and basically cleared my day so that I could watch the funeral live and listen to all the deserving tributes in word and song from her family, friends, and professional colleagues. It would be a history making day.

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Notes on Men’s Anger and Women’s Truth

The performance put on by Brett Kavanagh last week was a sterling display of white male privilege. Watching as his nomination to the Supreme Court was slipping from his fingers in the face of the credible testimony of Dr. Blasey Ford, his calculated response was to lash out at the “unfair” process. He got to do that with seeming impunity because he is a privileged white man.

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