Feeling Safe in God’s Presence: Positive Steps to End Sexual Harassment in the Faith Environment (Online Event)

April 9th, 2021 11:18 am

However lofty the doctrines faith-based organisations preach, they are human-run institutions. They are never infallible and always infused with power relations. It is evident that there have been cases of sexual harassment in faith environments. Yet, it is not uncommon for victims to be silenced in the name of love, tolerance and forgiveness. Often time, religious groups tend to handle these cases behind closed doors to “pray for it”, instead of seeking legal action. As such, the church is failing to practise what it preaches.

Joy Eva Bohol, Program Executive of the World Council of Churches will share with us her insights on this issue and explore possible ways for improvement.

Date: 16 April 2021 (Friday)

Time: 4pm – 5:30pm CET

Format: Online 

Guest speaker: Joy Eva Bohol (Programme Executive, Youth engagement in the ecumenical movement, World Council of Churches)

Apply now: By filling-in the application form available here

This webinar is part of the Gender and Sexuality Campaign of WSCF-Europe in 2021. The event will be held in English.

The workshop will be divided into two parts. During the first part, participants will hear from our guest speaker, and during the second part, there will be a Q&A and an opportunity for all participants to share their reflections, stories and insights. The first part will be live-streamed and recorded. The second part will not be live-streamed or recorded, given the sensitivity of the topic and the fact that we would like all participants to feel comfortable to share their stories and reflections. We also ask all those participating in the workshop to treat any personal information, stories or details shared during the workshop with confidentiality and not share them outside of the workshop.

For more information about the event or if you have any questions, please contact .

World Student Christian Federation – Europe
Strada della Pozzata 12
38123, Trento, Italy
+39 329 2099274 IBAN: IT85T0503401801000000000417 BIC: BAPPIT21179
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The work of WSCF-Europe is financially supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.

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