Students from six Consortium Schools gathered to engage the sexual misconduct crisis with ecumenical force. Msgr. Stephen Rossetti and Dr. Kate Ott offered engaging training, exercises, and discussion to equip students to be proactive in building healthy ministries and churches. What was unique about this form of training? a) personal self-awareness around attraction, relationships and healthy sexuality as part of professional life, b) peer interaction that strengthened collegial and ecumenical engagement, c) two amazing trainers from Catholic and Protestant school backgrounds that embodied collegiality and ecumenical engagement. Bravo to all who attended and to our instructors!
How ecumenical and diverse was it? Lutherans travelled form Gettysburg and Philadelphia, Baptists and Presbyterians from Leland and Howard joined in, Methodist and AME students joined us from Wesley, and Catholic religious and diocesan students came from Catholic University and the Dominican House. A strong racial/ethnic, gender, and background mix made the student engagement lively and mutually informative.