Nonprofits In Denial

Excerpted from an article on Philanthropy.com: Nonprofits, like other organizations, often follow a commonly held view about the best way to handle an attack: If you ignore it, the public will forget and move on. The media thrive on controversy, so don’t discuss it and don’t highlight it in any way and journalists will move... Continue Reading →

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CEF/DIL and the ASC: Dec 18 is Coming Soon!

The season of pumpkin spice has passed, our US friends are looking forward to turkey day, and then we'll be inundated with Christmas music and advertising until Christmas Day. In the meantime matters are still proceeding on between the CEF/DIL defendants and the ASC. Since the ASC announced that they would be proceeding with this... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Day: Sept 3, 2018

With respect to the District President's letter asking to wait for "all the facts" before forming an opinion: https://twitter.com/netgrace_org/status/1032780491328548864 Grace stands for "Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment." From their "About Us/Mission" page: The mission of GRACE is to empower the Christian community through education and training to recognize, prevent, and respond to... Continue Reading →

CEF/DIL: Reviewing the District’s Letter with a Critical Eye / Part 1

When legal proceedings take place there's a number of players involved in the room - the judge or panel, counsel for the respondents (the people charged with an offence), the prosecution, and the ever-present court reporter that transcribes everything that happens into a permanent record. For the ASC hearing  that took place on Aug 13,... Continue Reading →

O God, When Trust is Shattered

A hymn written for abuse survivors as posted to https://sojo.net/articles/o-god-when-trust-shattered. Posted in its entirety here. By Carolyn Winfrey Gillette 8-23-2018 Author's Note: This new hymn is in response to the latest news of abuse by clergy; it was written with input from survivors and counselors. The hymn also references Pope Francis’ Aug. 20 letter, using in particular: “If one member... Continue Reading →

A Lesson in Churchly Leadership

A major role organizational leaders play is to set the standard example of behavior. Whether it is congratulating someone on an accomplishment, announcing routine business, taking a hard issue head-on, avoiding dealing with the elephant in the room, what leadership models publicly tells to the rest of the organization what they really value and believe.... Continue Reading →

CEF/DIL: When Silence Becomes Assent

On Jan 2015 when ABC District entered CCAA protection the world as LCC's membership knew it was turned upside down. In the time since then, the ABC District Task Force, the CEF Representative Action, and now the ASC have all painted the same picture in different ways - over the course of years District had misled church members... Continue Reading →

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