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Not in My Church / Not in My Congregation: Study Guide for Christian or Jewish Audiences

General Material
Training Tools
Published Date
January, 1991

An excellent resource for trainers/presenters who are using Not in My Church or Not in My Congregation to facilitate conversations about clergy misconduct and sexual abuse by a religious leader. The guide offers:

  • a synopsis and summary of important content
  • definitions of sexual abuse within the ministerial relationship
  • explanations of the impact of boundary violations
  • discussion questions for group conversation
  • a theological context for action

About Not in My Church:

An award-winning, dramatic presentation of one church faced with a betrayal of trust by its minister. This program:

  • Provides education on issues of clergy misconduct
  • Serves as a primary tool for teaching a congregation about abuse by clergy
  • Trains judicatory leaders on responding to churches in crisis
  • Helps churches intervene and take action when abuse by clergy occurs

About Not in My Congregation:

An award-winning, dramatic presentation of a betrayal of trust by a faith leader. This program:

  • Assists rabbis, staff and leader in intervention of abuse by clergy
  • Prepares Jewish congregations to address abuse by clergy
  • Serves as a primary tool for educating congregations about abuse by clergy
  • Names the problems and issues for synagogues