Another Denomination Owns up to Sexual Misconduct
The Southern Baptist Convention just voted on an admission and action statement regarding sexual misconduct and abuse in its churches. Even if they “asked for forgiveness” (which may be premature) the actual report warns against too-quick forgiving that tolerates ongoing sin and injustice.
These are important first steps for Baptists, ones that all churches must take. But much more work remains…
Healing our Frayed Republic: Pete Wehner June 18
Join people of faith to hear from Peter Wehner on Healing our Political Life with a return to Civility and open Discourse. Tuesday, June 18, 6:45-9:00 at National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW in D.C. Sponsored by our educational partners at the Reformed Institute. RSVP at:
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Peter Wehner is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics…
Telling the Mother Emanuel Story on Film, May 14 in D.C.
The mass shooting at Mother Emanuel Church was a major wake-up call in 2015 to the rise of home-grown terrorism among white supremacists in the U.S.
There is a remarkable film made about the church’s struggle, the forces of local racism, and the people’s strength. It is called “Emanuel” and screens in D.C. on Tuesday May 14, at the Museum of…
Muslim Ramadan begins today, May 6
Share a greeting this month to your Muslim friends: “Blessed Ramadan” or “Ramadan Mubarak.” DO attend an Iftar, breaking fast meal, if you are invited!
Ramadan explained by a Muslim colleague:
The time has come for this years Ramadan; May 6 to June 4, 2019.
Muslims start fasting before dawn (SEHR) and break the fast at sunset (IFTAR) and dinner is served after…
Hate Strikes Mosque, Church, and Synagogue in High Holy Days
Anti-Religious Hate strikes Mosque, Church, and Synagogue during these Holy Seasons.
Mosque mass Shootings last month in Christchurch, New Zealand with a hundred casualties (including 50 deaths).
Easter mass Bombings of Churches (Catholic and Protestant) in Sri Lanka, with hundreds of casualties (including 75 deaths).
Passover Shooting in southern California at Chabad Synagogue of Poway with four casualties (including 1…
Faculty Tour of MOTB Friday March 22
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Healthy Boundaries Success: Ecumenism and Sexual Ethics
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…
The Ecumenical Challenge–Dr. Mitzi Budde’s address
Do you know why Ecumenism is a priority for the Churches? Do you know how do go about it? Dr. Budde guided the Figel Event audience to both responses with a stellar address that provided a theological rationale for practical engagement. Communing with one another is a way of Communing with God. As various churches live toward greater unity, we…
From #MeToo to #ChurchToo
How do church leaders face up to the crisis of sexual misconduct in the churches, and carve out a new path for healthy ministries and safe communities? The Vatican is holding an international Summit on Clergy Sexual Abuse reported in the thousands. Texas Baptists are exploring new policies to address press investigations of over 700 cases in the last 20…
Msgr. Stephen Rossetti Interviewed by NPR
This weekend, National Public Radio’s Scott Simon interviewed Msgr. Stephen Rossetti of Catholic University regarding the Current Vatican Summit around Sexual Abuse in the Church. Dr. Rossetti has been a primary consultant with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Vatican around Child Protection and Sexual Misconduct in the Church.
Hear the interview.
The Consortium is privileged to have Dr. Rossetti…