The National Sexual Assault Hotline reports an “unprecedented” increase in the number of calls they have recently received. The Social Principles of The United Methodist Church state: “sexual harassment must be understood as an exploitation of a power relationship and interfering with the moral mission of the Church” and sexual assault as “wrong no matter the circumstances.”
The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (GCSRW) has developed a toolkit to provide resources and suggestions for participatory conversations designed to help people identify, understand, and respond to the reality of sexual misconduct.
If you are able to host an event at your church bringing awareness of sexual abuse and assault and what the church can do please contact Rev. Christi Dye firstname.lastname@example.org. We have ideas and templates for support.