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#ChurchToo

#ChurchToo is a movement that started on social media to bring to light the sexual harassment, abuse, and assault that happens within churches/faith communities. It is a collective story of individuals who have been harmed. It is also the story of the failure of religious communities and institutions.

What is #ChurchToo?

#ChurchToo is a movement that started on social media to bring to light the sexual harassment, abuse, and assault that happens within churches/faith communities. It is a collective story of individuals who have been harmed. It is also the story of the failure of religious communities and institutions.

It is a testament to institutional betrayal, victim blaming and shaming, and the silencing of victims/survivors.

#ChurchToo is a movement that aims to end the erasure of the reality of sexual abuse within sacred places, and create lasting change within them.

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While #ChurchToo is a Christian-based movement, there are similar movements in other faith traditions, such as #MosqueMeToo in Islam, #GamAni in Judaism.

FaithTrust Institute Resources:

Is Nothing Sacred New Cover Not in my church Once Cross Line Small Responding to Clergy Misconduct

Is Nothing Sacred: The Story of a Pastor, the Women He Sexually Abused & the Church  He Nearly Destroyed by Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune

Not In My Church

Once You Cross the Line

Responding to Clergy
Misconduct:A Handbook

 

Additional Resources and Information:

Videos:

I Was Assaulted. He Was Applauded.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu-ICnjoBC8

#CHURCHTOO | Sexual Abuse in the Church and the #metoo Movement by Kevin Makins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0DT5nL2_zM

What does the #MeToo Movement mean for Christians? by JonJorgenson
https://youtu.be/LAKg5Dq5Wdw

Why the #MeToo Movement is Especially Distressing to Muslim Women by Who's Afraid of Aymann Ismail
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIn8m8RQZ3A

Articles and Blogs:

Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber: We're in the Midst of an Apocalypse. And That's a Good Thing

"My Larry Nassar Testimony Went Viral. But There’s More to the Gospel Than Forgiveness" An Interview with Rachael Denhollander

Time to Speak: Rachael Denhollander

What's Their Problem: Sharing Our Pews with Sexual Abuse Victims and Survivors by Maureen Farrell Garcia

Sexual Abuse Happens In #ChurchToo — We’re Living Proof by Hannah Paasch

#Silence Is Not Spiritual

4 Ways Churches Can Respond to the #MeToo Movement by Eugene Hung

A Pastor's #MeToo Story by Ruth Everhart

"I Never Told Anyone": 5 Women's Stories of Sexual Abuse at the Hajj

Denominational Statements and Resources:

Links to Faith Community/Denominational Websites

United Methodist leaders respond to #MeToo and #ChurchToo movement

RCA Responds to #MeToo Movement

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