Resources on Sexual Abuse Response and Prevention

Churchwide Statement on Sexual Abuse

 Policies and Recommendations



Books and pamphlets

  • Body and Soul, Healthy Sexuality and the People of God. Faith & Life Resources, 2010.
  • Cooper-White, Pamela, The Cry of Tamar, Violence against Women and the Church’s Response, 2nd edition, Fortress Press, 2012.
  • Fortune, Marie M. Sexual Violence, The Sin Revisited.  The Pilgrim Press, 2005.
  • Gaede, Beth Ann, editor.  When a Congregation is Betrayed: Responding to Clergy Misconduct. The Alban Institute, 2006.
  • Harder, Jeanette. Let the Children Come: Preparing Faith Communities to End Child Abuse and Neglect. Herald Press, 2010.
  • Heggen, Carolyn Holderread. Sexual Abuse in Christian Homes and Churches. Herald Press, 1993. Reprinted Wipf & Stock, 2006.
  • McClintock, Karen A. Preventing sexual abuse in congregations: A resource for leaders. The Alban Institute, 2004.
  • Melton, Joy Thornburg.  Safe Sanctuaries for Ministers: Reducing the Risk of Abuse in the Church. Discipleship Resources, 2009.
  • Melton, Joy Thornburg.  Safe sanctuaries: Reducing the risk of abuse in the church for children and youth. Discipleship Resources, 2008.
  • Understanding sexual abuse by a church leader or caregiver, 2nd edition, Mennonite Central Committee, 2011.
  • Lighting the Dark, Timbrel magazine, Spring 2014, Mennonite Women USA
  • Agenda for Change: Policies and Procedures for Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence in Mennonite Institutions by Lisa Schirch



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