Church Sexual Abuse

Southern Baptists: More concerns aired as sex abuse discussion unfolds

Ken Alford has resigned from the Executive Committee and bylaws workgroup: "The bylaws workgroup actually conducted no investigation, because we were not authorized to do so, and we did not 'clear' any churches, because that determination was not a part of our responsibility. We simply sought to ascertain if the information that President Greear had shared with us was sufficient to warrant further inquiry." - BPNews

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Southern Baptists Torn Between Bold Abuse Reforms and Caution

"Those concerned about abuse within America’s largest Protestant body . . . cheered repentant statements and bold plans for policy changes from SBC president J. D. Greear last week, only to see his recommendations largely turned down by part of the SBC’s Executive Committee days later." - Christianity Today

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Southern Baptist group clears 6 churches of violating sex abuse standards

"Just days after the president of the Southern Baptist Convention called for an evaluation of 10 churches that were highlighted in a recent investigation on sex abuse, six of those churches were cleared of acting indifferently toward abuse." - Christian Post

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Resources for Better Understanding, Preventing and Responding to Sexual Abuse

The links and phone numbers below are a sample of what’s available for better understanding, preventing, and responding to sexual abuse in a church setting. The intent is to help individuals who may not be good at googling get a head start on their research.

Disclaimer: Though most of these are well-recognized sources of information, the resources here are gathered, not necessarily recommended. If you’re aware of additional or better resources, do please let us know in the comments (or, if you’re too shy, the contact form).

National Get-Help Hotlines for Victims

Sample Local Resources for Helping Victims (Wisconsin)

Resources similar to these are probably available in your city, county, or state.

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