Study Press Release
Largest National Study of Clergy Sexual Misconduct with Adults: More Common Than Previously Thought, Occurs Across Denominations and Religions
An overview of the findings of the two research studies that serve as the foundation for this project.
Sample Code of Ethics
Recognizing that religious congregations differ from one another in significant ways, this template provides a starting point for developing a Code of Ethics for your congregation or religious body.
Strategies for Preventing CSM
Recognizing that religious congregations differ from one another in significant ways, this template provides a starting point for developing Policies to help your congregation protect members, leaders and the community from experiencing clergy sexual misconduct.
Q&As about the Study
Questions congregation members and others may have about the study and its effect on the believing community.
Study Series: Christianity and the Abuse of Power
Curriculum for study groups, religious education, sermon helps or personal reflections. Forthcoming from Baylor School of Social Work.
Dual Relationships when Clergy Counsel Congregants
A brief description of the ethical challenges created when religious leaders also serve as professional counselors to their congregants.
- Clergy Sexual Misconduct
- About the Study
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