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Upcoming Training

Teaching Healthy Boundaries 101 & 201 (June 2018)

Jun 11, 2018 to Jun 12, 2018

LOCATION: Mill Creek, WA (Seattle area) - DATES: June 11-12, 2018 LIMITED NUMBER OF SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR THIS TRAINING! This course focuses on "prevention" and will equip trainers to teach Healthy Boundaries 101 Fundamentals & 201 Beyond Basics. The course is designed for those who are designated by their judicatory or organization to train clergy and spiritual teachers about healthy boundaries. Read more...

Teaching Healthy Boundaries 101 & 201 [October, 2018]

Oct 22, 2018 to Oct 23, 2018

OCTOBER 22-23, 2018—at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. This course will equip trainers to teach Healthy Boundaries 101 & 201. It is designed for those persons designated by their judicatory or organization to train clergy and spiritual teachers about healthy boundaries. Read more...

What's New

Update: June 5 Webinar with Rev. Kathy Reid

Register now for Consent Conversations: A Key to Healthy Relationships, a free online webinar. Rev. Kathy Reid, Executive Director of Family Abuse Center, will lead an online discussion about consent conversations with kids and teens. Using the concept of consent to help young people discern how to talk about all aspects of relationships--including sexuality--is a way to open conversations about healthy, respectful relationships. Read more...

Bettie Williams-Watson Honored by King County

Bettie Williams-Watson, our dear friend and colleague, has been honored with the Martin Luther King Medal of Distinguished Service Award from the King County Council in recognition of her outstanding work on behalf of victims and survivors. Read more...

 

Recent Blog Posts

Guest Blog: Hope in the Research, Part 2

Since 2008, FaithTrust generously has posted on its website a continuing 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 May 1, 2018, is now 1,660+ pages. From the new entries in this 32nd update, the following are notable themes in the literature which deserve attention...

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Kings, Queens, and #MeToo: A Sermon for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

How many of you remember learning about Bathsheba in Sunday School or Bible class? Well, what I remember about Bathsheba was that she had tempted King David, causing him to sin. She was held up as the antithesis to Christian womanhood. I carried that notion until I was in seminary and read II Samuel for myself. The picture I saw there was very different. One thing I noticed immediately was that in the text we never hear Bathsheba’s voice. We hear David’s voice; we even hear Bathsheba’s husband’s voice. But never her voice.

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How Long? A Psalm of Lament

How long, O God? How long must we wait? How long must we wait for a sweet cool drink of justice?

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