God calls us to make our churches safe places, protecting children and other vulnerable persons from sexual and ritual abuse. God calls us to create communities of faith where children and adults grow safe and strong.
Safe Sanctuaries is not a program. Rather it is the way we provide ministry to fulfill this call upon us – to make our churches safe places for the young and the vulnerable and those in ministry with them.
What happens when there is a breach of this call? Here are some lessons from a church sexual abuse scandal.