Registered sex offenders who are released into the community are approaching faith communities and asking to participate in worship and other activities. We know that community support is important to prevent re-offending. How can faith communities be part of an offender’s support network and insure safety for the congregation?
This presentation discusses the complexities of balancing community safety with the desire to offer forgiveness and unconditional acceptance, and the toll that the process can take on a congregation and its faith leaders.
Presenter, Rev. Dr. Kathy McCallie, has helped a congregation through the process of creating and implementing a policy and educational plan on this issue and has a wealth of experience she shares.
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