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Upcoming Training

Online Course: Healthy Boundaries 101 (2018)

Jan 22, 2018 to Feb 23, 2018

January 22-February 23, 2018. Our online Healthy Boundaries 101 for Ministry, led by Emily Cohen, M.Div., begins on January 22, 2018. This is five-week course allows participants to examine the complex roles and situations of ministry in a thoughtful, reflective way. Description: This course will equip clergy and spiritual teachers to understand the importance of healthy boundaries in ministry and to critically discern the complexities of boundaries in pastoral relationships. Read more...

What's New

Ending Violence: More Than a Life's Work

Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune, theologian, ethicist and expert in responding to clergy misconduct, to be honored at American Academy of Religion on November 16, 2017 in Boston, MA. Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune will be celebrated on November 16, 2017 at a panel discussion recognizing the impact of her forty year career addressing religious issues pertaining to violence against women and children. The panel, called “Ending Violence: More Than a Life’s Work” is part of the annual American Academy of Religion conference taking place in Boston. Read more...

40th Anniversary

FaithTrust Institute is celebrating our 40th Anniversary! And we'd like your help. As part of this milestone event, we're creating a Celebration Book and we would like to include your thoughts and memories. Read more...

 

Recent Blog Posts

That Was Then; This Is Now {Part 1}

No. This excuse for sexual harassment, abuse, and assault simply won’t fly, although it is being used on a number of fronts by powerful men who have finally been called out on their “misbehaviors” from the ‘70’s until today. The list of abusive men grows longer each day. Literally. I can’t keep up. Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Donald Trump, Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, Roy Moore, et al. From Hollywood producers, actors, and directors, to politicians, to popular journalists and editors, to respected professors, to John Howard Yoder, the prominent 20thcentury Mennonite theologian, this generation of powerful men seem to take the “back in the day” approach: it was okay then, so why isn’t it still okay to sexually harass, abuse, and assault?

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Twenty-First Century Truth-Telling and the Reformation

This week is highlighted in many quarters by a celebration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses which challenged the Roman Catholic Church. Mostly Luther denounced the corruption he saw in the church and the selling of indulgences, described by some as “get out of purgatory free cards.” But historically there is no argument that his protests in medieval German shifted the axis of The Church and signaled the split in Christianity that later became Protestantism.

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Guest Blog: Hope in the Research

By Rev. James S. Evinger — Since 2008, FaithTrust generously has posted on its website a document I compile, Annotated Bibliography of Clergy Sexual Abuse and Sexual Boundary Violations in Religious Communities. Intended to be extensive and broad, the bibliography, as of the semi-annual update of October 11, 2017, is now over 1,600 pages. Here are four emergent themes in the recent (last five years) literature which deserve attention from those who support FaithTrust’s mission.

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