Sexual Abuse

Boz Tchividjian Leaving GRACE and Liberty to Prosecute Full Time

"Basyle Tchividjian (Boz Tchividjian as he is more commonly known), a professor and founder of the organization GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment), is leaving the organization he founded and his position as a professor at the Liberty University School of Law. With this move, Tchvidjian intends to devote the majority of his time to representing victims of abuse as a litigator." - Church Leaders

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Review – What Is a Girl Worth, by Rachel Denhollander

It’s occasionally difficult to distill any book, particularly one of this weight, into words. This is a book that should never have needed to be written, and it is one of the most powerfully affecting books that I’ve ever read. This book is deeply challenging, and it is entirely possible to experience a huge range of emotions while reading it; I routinely cycled through anger, frustration, compassion, joy, and sadness as I turned pages in it. There are more than a few times when I had to put the book down and walk away from it simply because it was too emotionally demanding to continue reading, as this subject generally is. Other passages, particularly near the end, moved me to tears.

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SWBTS responds to sexual abuse lawsuit

SWBTS President "Greenway responded to a personal injury lawsuit that alleges "Jane Roe" was forcibly raped at gunpoint on at least three occasions from October 2014 through April 2015 by a fellow student with an extensive criminal history who also was employed as an SWBTS plumber." - BPNews

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12,000 Boy Scouts members were victims of sexual abuse from thousands of leaders, expert says

"More than 12,000 Boy Scout members have been victims of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of 7,819 allegedly sexually abusive troop leaders and volunteers, according to an analysis of long-held records in the organization known as the 'perversion files.'” - Christian Post

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“the physical sexual abuse of students in schools is likely more than 100 times the abuse by priests.”

"There’s currently a bill in Rhode Island that seeks to make it illegal for school employees to have sex with students.The state teachers’ unions and the ACLU have decided to oppose it." - Bullwark

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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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