We have an opportunity to participate in a very important Ecumenical training that is becoming increasingly relevant and important to the Church—Healthy Boundaries in Ministry: Professional Ethics and Sexuality. This day-long workshop, sponsored by the Washington Theological Consortium, is being hosted at Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, DC on March 2. It will focus on healthy boundaries and relationships in ministry, theological and ethical framing of the issues, and skills and resources for responding to situations of boundary crossings.
The workshop leaders are two nationally known trainers, Dr. Kate Ott, Associate Professor of Christian Social Ethics, Drew University and School of Theology and Rev. Dr. Stephen Rossetti, Professor of Pastoral Theology, Catholic University School of Theology and Religious Studies. They will be leading this interactive workshop where students will explore the serious ecumenical nature of the challenge and share strategies to create safe churches and ministries.
I encourage you to consider signing up for and attending this valuable workshop. We need to be better equipped at recognizing and preventing sexual misconduct in the Church. This will be a unique event where you will learn strategies which could very well have a significant impact on the future of your ministry. You can find more details and register for Healthy Boundaries at this link.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President