Christian Reformed Church regrets clergy sex abuse, adopts new policies

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The Christian Reformed Church has acknowledged its failures in dealing with victims of clergy sexual abuse and has passed recommendations aimed at improving awareness, prevention and justice.

At the CRC’s annual Synod, meeting recently in Palos Heights, Illinois, delegates prayed for forgiveness in failing to respond justly and compassionately over the years to abuse victims, according to a news release posted on the CRC Web site.

Delegates also repented the fact that perpetrators of abuse have not always been disciplined adequately by church councils.

 

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