A safe church respects the dignity of every human being
A MESSAGE FROM THE RIGHT REV. ROBERT C. WRIGHT, BISHOP OF ATLANTA
“Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself? Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?” (BCP pg. 305)
The above questions, taken from our Baptismal Covenant provide the theological and ethical foundation for all of our Safe Church policies and trainings. As the people of God in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta we are committed to the safety of all God’s people and to the integrity of all our ministries. Educating all those in ministry — ordained and lay, employed and volunteer — about healthy boundaries and best practices in all diocesan wide ministries including parishes, schools, camps, and other institutional organizations is one of my priorities as the Bishop of Atlanta.
Our Safeguarding God’s Children training seeks to protect the thousands of children who are served every year in our churches, worshipping communities, schools, programs and activities. Safeguarding God’s People training seeks to protect adults from sexual exploitation and abuse in every and all ministry settings. Our commitment at the Diocese of Atlanta is to keep all of God’s beloved nurtured in faith and safe from abuse of any kind.
Thank you for making the time to participate in these trainings designed to communicate important information that will help you and your parish keep everyone safe.