Church Sexual Abuse

More churches are checking the national sex offender registry. Is it helping?

"Most background checks sift through more than 600 million felony, misdemeanor and traffic records. Perhaps most importantly, they also check the nationwide sex offender registry. But that may give churches and other religious groups a false sense of security about preventing abuse" - RNS

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SBC messengers vote to expel churches over racial discrimination, mishandling sexual abuse

"Messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention overwhelmingly voted on Tuesday to expel churches accused of racial discrimination and mishandling cases of sexual abuse....Messengers also voted to amend the SBC's bylaws to give the SBC's Credentials Committee the power to investigate complaints against churches in instances of sexual abuse or racism and make recommendations for action." - CPost

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A brief review of the ERLC’s new abuse training – Church Cares: Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused

"There is far more to Becoming than I can cover here. It will, and should, require a considerable investment of time. Many thanks to the ERLC and others who have put this together. It is excellent." - SBC Voices

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