Wisdom Circles

SafeChurch wants to ensure the voices and perspectives of survivors and allies of faith help to shape the larger emerging social movement to end Child Sexual Abuse, and we need to hear from you. We are calling on survivors and allies to participate in a “Wisdom Circle” this Spring! You will be our honored guests.

Each Wisdom Circle is a safe space where a facilitator will ask 3 or 4 important questions to inform the work Samaritan SafeChurch does to support survivors and prevent abuse.  Using a “talking stick” methodology, each person responds to the question and the stick passes around the Circle.  It is a practice of deep listening, rather than cross-talk, that allows each participant opportunity to respond several times, going deeper to mine the wisdom of the heart as we sit in sacred space together.

For Circle dates and details click here.

 

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