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2018 Tamar Speaks Retreat

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Tamar Speaks
A SafeChurch Retreat for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Gretna Glen Retreat Center, 87 Old Mine Road, Lebanon, PA

We invite adult survivors to join with others from faith communities on April 21st for a day of reflecting on how our journeys of healing give voice to Tamar, a daughter of King David raped by her brother. Like many survivors today, Tamar silently carried the shame that rightfully belonged to her abuser.

Those who have previously attended these retreats are welcome to come back! We are including some new activities and fresh material, so please add your voice!

Additional information, including registration costs and forms will be available January 1, 2018.



SafeChurch Focus

Building. . .

a faith-based movement to end Child Sexual Abuse

Moving. . .

beyond first generation “safe church policies and training” to shifting culture to inspire and equip adults to protect children from sexual harm in church and community

Connecting. . .

with others sharing a vision where people of faith take leadership to end the conditions that allow one in four girls and one in six boys to be sexually abused

Engaging. . .

survivors as sources of wisdom and leaders

Partnering. . .

with the Just Beginnings Collaborative to End Child Sexual Abuse