UM Sexual Ethics

Victims/Survivors

Sexual conduct by a ministerial leader is a difficult subject. The decision to come forward and file a formal complaint which names the offense involves much courage. We hope the information on this website will be helpful to you in assuring you sexual misconduct is about the abuse of power. It is about leaders failing to uphold the fiduciary duty to always act in the best interest of the other. Contact us if we can assist you during this time.
UM Sexual Ethic #MeToo Toolkit

#METOO TOOLKIT

This toolkit has resources to encourage dialogue to help people identify, understand and respond to the reality of sexual misconduct.

Is Nothing Sacred by Marie M. Fortune

Helpful Book Resources

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UM Sexual Ethics RAINN

RAINN: The nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization

The nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization

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UM Sexual Ethics Baylor University

Clergy Sexual Misconduct : Baylor University

Documents from Baylor University School of Social Work Research
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UM Sexual Ethics Definitions

Key Book of Resolutions and Book of Discipline Paragraphs

A brief description of key Book of Discipline and Book of Resolution paragraphs.
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UM Sexual Ethics Feminist Project

The Feminist Sexual Ethics Project

Brandeis University. The Feminist Sexual Ethics Project works to create Jewish, Christian, and Muslim sexual ethics rooted in freedom, mutuality, meaningful consent, responsibility, and female (as well as male) pleasure, untainted by slave-holding values.
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UM Sexual Ethics Seminary Curriculum

Board of Ordained Ministry + Seminary Curriculum Requirements

In 2012, the General Conference of The United Methodist Church affirmed its support of a rigorous program of ministerial readiness regarding professional ethics, sexual ethics, healthy boundaries and self-care. These guidelines for teaching professional sexual ethics pertain to all University Senate-approved seminaries and Course of Study schools.
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UM Sexual Ethics Clergy Study

Study on Clergy Sexual Misconduct | Baylor University

Clergy sexual misconduct study. "Clergy sexual misconduct with adults is "not an affair" nor is it consensual." - Diana Garland, dean of Baylor School of Social Work and co-author of this study
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