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Responding to Clergy Misconduct: Instituting Best Practices (2021)
Faith Community Considerations: Social Networking
by M.L. Daniel and Marie M. Fortune
Healthy Boundaries Training in the News
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran a great article called "Clergy Learn How to Navigate Ethical Dilemmas" about clergy boundary training, highlighting the ...
Confidentiality and Mandatory Reporting: A Clergy Dilemma?
by Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune
Good News!
The Mennonite Quarterly Review will devote its January 2015 issue to the topic of sexual abuse within the Mennonite Church, with a focus on the events ...
JUST RELEASED: 26th Edition of the Annotated Bibliography of Clergy Sexual Abuse and Sexual Boundary Violations in Religious Communities
This epic undertaking by James Evinger is an encompassing resource that includes non-fiction books, academic journals, law reviews, newspapers, websites, ...
New Book: "Religion and Men's Violence Against Women"
"Religion and Men's Violence Against Women," edited by Andy J. Johnson of Bethel University, addresses domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking ...
History of the Icelandic church unfortunately not unique
Icelandic Newspaper, Visir, covers Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune visit to Reykjavik to hold workshops and seminars on Sex Abuse at their National Church.
Structures of Forgiveness in the New Testament
by Frederick W. Keene
Social Networking and Healthy Boundaries in Ministry: Asking Critical Questions
by M.L. Daniel and Marie M. Fortune
Hello Pope Francis
Dear New Pope: I thought I would give you a few months to settle in before I wrote to you. I have carried on a (one way) correspondence with your ...
How It's Going Down Under
The convergence of several very interesting situations in recent weeks in Australia reveals the complexity of the institutional responses of churches to child ...
The Message or the Messenger: A Question of Legacy
The recent death of Joshu Sasaki Roshi and the publication of an extensive article on John Howard Yoder raise once again the contradiction of beneficial ...
A Trip Downunder
You may have noticed that the Blog has been quiet for the past few weeks. That is because I just returned from a trip to Australia where I was the guest of ...
Premature Forgiveness
Dear Pope Francis: I want to commend you for owning the painful fact of sexual abuse of children by priests as part of your Good Friday comments. Lent is ...
How to Begin to Apologize
Early this year, the Archbishop of Dublin and the Archbishop of Boston, presided over “A Liturgy of Lament and Repentance.” The service was offered for the ...
Resource: UCC Discussion Guide to "Spotlight"
The United Church of Christ (UCC), in collaboration with FaithTrust Institute, has created a discussion guide to address the serious issues for faith ...
Black Press USA Speaks with Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis on Rape in the Black Community
Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis spoke with Black Press USA about sexual assault, the Black community and the role of the church. Rev. Davis Ellis will present a ...
USA Today: Churches Confront Sexual Violence
USA Today: It's a scourge as old as the ages, yet sexual violence against women and children is fresh in the headlines as President Obama launches an ...
"No He Didn't..."
Dear Pope Francis: Did you really say this in a recent interview? In an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Francis acknowledged the ...
Memo to: Clergy colleagues
Re: The Weiner problem. In case there is any confusion about the cautionary tale presented to us by the bad behavior of Congressman Anthony Weiner recently ...
Dear Pope: Deep Trouble
I do wish you had called me. Now you are in deep trouble. I see that human rights lawyers have filed a complaint against you with the International Criminal ...
Please Proclaim from the Housetops
“So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, ...
Guest Blog: Pope's 'New' Approach Makes No Sense
This guest blog by Mary Dispenza, NW Directory of SNAP, discusses the failures of the new Vatican policy on reporting sexual abuse.
Promoting Clergy Ethics in Historically Black Theological Schools
2011 Seminary Project Think Tank
Sometimes We See Justice Made
When national Protestant denominations meet, there is a lot of necessary but mundane business that goes on. But sometimes something very important occurs and ...
“I listen . . .”
The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, was recently interviewed on 60 Minutes, discussing his efforts since becoming Archbishop to address the sexual abuse ...
E-Books: Healthy Boundaries 101 and 201 Workbooks
To help trainers and students during these days of social distancing, we're releasing our Healthy Boundaries 101 and 201 workbooks as ebooks.
Finally, Some Justice Made
Good news is hard to come by in the work to address sexual and domestic violence. But last week was a pretty good week.
A Positive for the Church
Reykjavik, Iceland - Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune's interview with the press following her meeting with the Bishop of the Lutheran Church