Recommended Articles on Responding to Reports Well

Scot McKnight, “A Survivor-Sensitive Approach to Handling Allegations”

Anglican biblical scholar and theologian Dr. Scot McKnight, co-author of A Church Called Tov, lays out the differences between the usual pastor-led approach and his recommendations for a survivor-sensitive approach. You can read our Twitter summary of Dr. McKnight’s article here.

Diane Langberg, “Recommendations for Churches Dealing with Abuse”

Christian psychologist and abuse scholar Dr. Diane Langberg, author of Redeeming Power, presents her recommendations for how churches should learn, understand, and respond to abuse cases – and abusers. You can read our Twitter summary of Dr. Langberg’s article here.

Boz Tchividjian, “Are Abuse Survivors Best Served When Institutions Investigate Themselves?”

Attorney and abuse advocate Boz Tchividjian, founder of GRACE, explains how to distinguish truly independent investigations from so-called “independent” investigations that are controlled by the institution. You can read our Twitter summary of Tchividjian’s article here.

Anglican Communion, Charter for the Safety of People within the Churches of the Anglican Communion

An international collaboration between multiple provinces of the worldwide Anglican Communion resulted in the 2012 Safe Church Charter, which has been adopted by many bodies, including the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. You can read our Twitter summary of the Charter here.