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Clergy Ethics & Healthy Boundaries

RoundTable: Misconduct & Abuse by Christian Leaders: an International Conversation - Recorded (Online Recording, from Sep 07, 2011 02:00 PM to Sep 07, 2011 03:00 PM)
This recorded RoundTable conversation will include leaders from Canada, Australia, South Africa, Norway and the United States who have extensive experience working on issues of clergy misconduct, abuse and boundary violations in the church. What is the status of our efforts now? What have we learned?
Dr. Jaime J. Romo - Safe Church Policies and Practices - Recorded (from Sep 15, 2011 06:00 PM to Sep 15, 2011 07:00 PM)
During the last 20 years, we have become aware that our faith communities are not necessarily safe places for children, youth or adults. We have not attended to some basic policies and practices that would support safety and health in our congregations. This recorded webinar will introduce participants to the key components of becoming a healing community with the competencies and practices to prevent abuse and support those harmed by abuse who may live invisible in their own churches, temples, synagogues, or mosques.
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune and M.L. Daniel - How Is Your Ministerial Misconduct Policy Working? - Recorded (Online Recording, from Sep 28, 2011 02:00 PM to Sep 28, 2011 03:00 PM)
A judicatory policy on addressing clergy misconduct needs a periodic review. How is it working? Have you discovered gaps or procedures that don't quite address your situations? This recorded webinar will suggest a review process that you can utilize with staff or a committee responsible for responding to a complaint of misconduct.
Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis and Rev. K. Ray Hill - Sexual Abuse in the Black Church: An Historical Perspective Toward Practical Solutions - Recorded (Online Recording, from Oct 23, 2012 02:00 PM to Oct 23, 2012 03:00 PM)
Clergy misconduct and abuse are common to all faith traditions. What are the particular experiences and challenges of this problem in historically Black churches? This webinar will help you: • Understand the history of privilege and power in Black pulpits • Address the questions: How does racism impact the responses to clergy abuse?
Safe Congregations and Risk Reduction: A Starter Kit - Recorded (Online, from May 22, 2013 07:00 AM to May 22, 2013 08:00 AM)
Churches have tended in the past not to do the right thing in terms of protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse. What does “the right thing” look like and how do we get there? This one-hour webinar with Rev. Dr. Sarah M. Rieth will equip your congregation with some of the tools and knowledge necessary to be a place of safety and trust. This webinar was sponsored by the Lutheran Community Foundation.
Back to School: Addressing Gender Violence in Theological Education - Recorded (Online, from Sep 17, 2014 11:00 AM to Sep 17, 2014 12:00 PM)
What are future faith leaders learning about gender-based violence? Why is this an important issuefor theological education? How can leaders implement this work to create a safer world? Join four thought leaders as they examine the role that seminary education plays in addressing the critical issue of violence against women and how this can transform faith communities. Presenters: Marie Fortune, Mary Hunt, Lisa Gelber, Elizabeth Siwo-Okundi
Interim Ministers and After-Pastors: What You Need to Know - Recorded (2014) (Online, from Dec 10, 2014 06:00 AM to Dec 10, 2014 07:00 AM)
Faith leaders who take on the challenge of helping to heal a community following an incident of clergy misconduct may face conflict, confusion, and mistrust. Rev. Fortune discusses the basics of clergy misconduct, the role of the interim minister and after-pastor, and the spiritual and ethical demands of this role, as well as the possibilities for transformation.
Building Better Boundaries: Creating Healthy Faith Communities - RECORDED (2015) (Online, from Jan 28, 2015 06:00 AM to Jan 28, 2015 07:00 AM)
Healthy boundaries create trust, and sustain all of our relationships. Clergy boundary issues have been at the forefront for many years, but lay leaders have an important role in ensuring a healthy, safe faith community. For example, sexual harassment is a topic that impacts clergy and laity, both as victims and perpetrators. Join Marie Fortune as she discusses the role that lay leaders play in ensuring your congregation is a safe place to worship, learn, and work. Presented by Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune.
Creating a Social Media Policy: An Important Safety Tool for Your Congregation (2015) - Recorded (Online, from May 13, 2015 11:00 AM to May 13, 2015 12:00 PM)
Social media plays an increasingly important role in our lives, as individuals and as faith communities. The technology is developing and changing so quickly that most of us are struggling to keep up and stay engaged. Too often, we haven't defined how to use technology thoughtfully, ensuring safety. Now is a great time for your faith community to develop a social media policy that fosters safety and healthy relationships, while establishing clear boundaries between clergy, youth leaders, counselors and those with whom they interact online.
The Challenge of Maintaining Healthy Boundaries in Ministry: A Conversation About Emerging Issues (2015) - RECORDED (Online, from Jul 28, 2015 12:00 AM to Jul 28, 2015 12:00 AM)
Technology can be a valuable resource for ministry, but it can also be easily misused and potentially harmful. This webinar is a thoughtful and critical conversation about the particular boundary issues it raises,including: the role of social media; self-care in a world of 24/7 access; ensuring privacy for yourself and congregants, especially regarding pastoral care issues; maintaining appropriate relationships, and expectations, with congregants.
SPOTLIGHT: What Faith Communities Can Learn From the Movie (2016) - RECORDED (Online, from Apr 06, 2016 07:00 AM to Apr 06, 2016 08:00 AM)
Through the eyes of journalists uncovering a scandal, the film Spotlight has given the general public a way to examine the systemic, religious, and personal issues that perpetuated a culture of secrecy, abuse and collusion. Clergy abuse is not, and never has been, just a "Catholic issue". Every faith tradition has to struggle to address the abuse of power that allows the vulnerable to be victimized. This roundtable conversation about the movie examines how it illustrates the issues of institutional and personal responsibility for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse.
Living Healthy Boundaries: Five Things I Have Learned as a Pastor (RECORDED) (On, from Dec 06, 2016 11:00 AM to Dec 06, 2016 12:00 PM)
Rev. Glenna Shepherd, Pastor of Pleasant Hill Community Church UCC, discusses five practices she has learned through her years of ministry and training that help her live healthy boundaries with her congregation.
#ChurchToo: Let's Talk About Change—2018 (RECORDED) (from Apr 11, 2018 12:00 AM to Apr 11, 2018 12:00 AM)
Join us for a conversation about the impact of the #ChurchToo movement on faith communities. The stories from #ChurchToo are challenging many people's understanding of sexual harassment and abuse. Let's talk about how we address victim blaming, denial, cultural silencing, and religious roadblocks. How can we use this movement to create safer, more transparent spiritual communities?
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