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Photo: Delegates at the Mennonite Church USA convention in Kansas City this summer passed a Churchwide Statement on Sexual Abuse. Now a panel will continue the work laid out in the statement.
In response to the Churchwide Statement on Sexual Abuse, which was passed by the Delegate Assembly of Mennonite Church USA at its biennial convention in Kansas City this summer, the Executive Board staff cabinet has called together a panel to continue the work of healing and prevention of sexual abuse within the denomination. The cabinet includes Ervin Stutzman, executive director; Glen Guyton, chief operating officer; Shelley Buller, executive assistant; Janie Beck Kreider, communications project director; Iris de Leon-Hartshorn, director of transformative peacemaking; and Terry Shue, director of leadership development.
The panel will work together over the next two years to carry out the commitments described in the churchwide statement.
Their tasks include:
Members of the panel:
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