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Have we learned anything from the John Howard Yoder cover-up?

Have we learned anything from the John Howard Yoder cover-up?

*The piece originally appeared as as a blog post on TheMennonite.org on December 12, 2015. ———————————- On December 1st, Mennonite Church USA’s (MCUSA) Executive Board staff cabinetannounced the members of a new sexual abuse prevention panel. This panel is a direct response to the Churchwide Statement on Sexual Abuse passed by the delegate assembly this summer at...
Sex with a pastor: An affair or abuse?

Sex with a pastor: An affair or abuse?

Representing the Anabaptist Mennonite Chapter of SNAP, Dr. Cameron Altaras delivered the following speech at the Annual SNAP conference in Alexandria, Virginia on August 2, 2015. More than 300 survivors of sexual abuse in faith communities and their loved ones gathered to hear speakers from around the world who educated and inspired us to “protect the vulnerable and expose the truth”...
An Everyday Hero: The Untold Story of Tamar

An Everyday Hero: The Untold Story of Tamar

Editor’s Note: Yesterday afternoon I was informed that something very exciting happened at Albany Mennonite Church: Pastor Meghan Good preached a sermon on rape and sexualized violence in the church, using the story of Tamar as an example. The sermon titled “Untold Stories:  2 Samuel 13:1-21” can be listened to online. I’ve also included the manuscript...
A Year in the Making: 1 Year Anniversary of Our Stories Untold & Hopes for the Future

A Year in the Making: 1 Year Anniversary of Our Stories Untold & Hopes for the Future

It’s been one year today since the launch of Our Stories Untold. When I chose to pursue this Website I didn’t know what to expect. Deep inside I understood this was something I had to do, for both my personal healing and for others who I knew were out there. I’ve never felt so powerfully...
Breaking the Silence: The Growing Faith Movement to End Sexual Violence

Breaking the Silence: The Growing Faith Movement to End Sexual Violence

This is the third in a Sojourners series on sexualized violence in Christian communities. Looking at Our Stories Untold, as well as other individuals and organizations creating an awareness about sexualized violence in Christian communities, this piece offers hope and joy in those taking this issue seriously.  This piece has been re-posted to Our Stories Untold with permission. To see the...
Sexualized Violence Uncovered Among Mennonites

Sexualized Violence Uncovered Among Mennonites

This interview was conducted by Erik Campano’s column “Stories Untold” on Patheos.com, “The premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore and experience the world’s beliefs. Please see the original post here. An Interview with Rachel Halder Editor of Our Stories Untold I actually came across the work of...
'I Believe You:' The Silence and the Shame of Sexual Violence in Church

‘I Believe You:’ The Silence and the Shame of Sexual Violence in Church

This piece has been re-posted to Our Stories Untold with permission. It is the first in a Sojourners series on sexual violence in Christian communities. To see the article in full, please click over to Sojourners site. Several years ago, Amee Paparella was an eager student at a state university in Ohio. A conservative Christian,...
The Woman on the Road to Jericho

The Woman on the Road to Jericho

This piece was written by Rachel Halder for Unbound: An Interactive Journal of Christian Social Justice, in honor of the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It was published on November 28, 2012 and cross-posted on Our Stories Untold. Walk­ing down a noisy Oak­land, CA, street on my way to do...
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