Resources on Sexual Abuse

It happened during a road trip to church summer camp. I was about 16 years old, and we stopped for the night at the home of a pastor who had a beautiful house in the country. After a lazy afternoon... Continue...

A Pennsylvania Catholic priest raped a young girl, got her pregnant, and arranged an abortion. Bishop James Timlin wrote a letter of sympathy after this traumatic situation, saying, “This is a very difficult time in your life, and I realize... Continue...

Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore urged pastors to talk about their church's sexual abuse prevention policies with their congregations and encourage feedback from people in the pews on how to make them better.  Full interview here. Continue...

Over the last six months, at the directive of my senior pastor and president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), J.D. Greear, I have had the privilege of leading a team of nine individuals to develop a curriculum to equip... Continue...

The Houston Chronicle recently published a series of articles related to sexual abuse and the Southern Baptist Convention. The stories included are heartbreaking.  Part 1 brought to light over 380 Southern Baptist Church leaders or volunteers accused of sexual abuse... Continue...

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 18, 2019—At tonight's meeting of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, SBC President J. D. Greear delivered an initial phase of recommendations from the Sexual Abuse Presidential Advisory Group. Russell Moore, president of the SBC’s... Continue...

The state conventions in cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention are committed to partnering with the Sexual Abuse Presidential Study Group to equip churches and ministries in our respective states to engage the issue of abuse with compassion and care.... Continue...

The Officers of the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) stand in agreement with the goal of the SBC Presidential Sexual Abuse Study to equip churches and ministries in our associations to engage the issue of sexual abuse, especially... Continue...

The six seminaries of the Southern Baptist Convention are committed to partnering with the Sexual Abuse Presidential Study Group to equip our campuses to engage the issue of abuse with compassion and care. Our desire is for the next generation... Continue...

The Houston Chronicle has published a three-part series about sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches. Here are parts one, two, and three. As J.D. mentioned, what these articles describe is heinous. There can simply be no ambiguity about the church’s... Continue...