Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Greetings to the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference,
One of the important responsibilities of our churches is the maintenance of a Safe Sanctuaries policy. This newsletter is full of helpful information. Please read this carefully and make sure your church is on board.
Bishop Peggy Johnson
The recent headlines about child sexual abuse allegations at Penn State and Syracuse Universities have reminded us abuse can happen anywhere. Our Conference requires all churches to have a Safe Sanctuaries Policy in place. It is a lot of work, but considering the damage to one victim it is a worth it. Of course as serious as committing child sexual abuse is, failing to report accusations of abuse is every bit as serious.