As the #MeToo movement continues to raise up the voices of persons impacted by sexual harassment and assault, voices within organized religion have added to the chorus with #ChurchToo. The emphasis of obedience, surrender, secrecy and redemption within faith communities make serious transgressions easier to perpetrate – and easier to hide. This week on State of Belief, Welton will speak with Dr. Jessica Johnson about on the special challenges facing sexual harassment and assault victims within organized religion. She’s the author of the recent Religion Dispatches column: #Churchtoo: Apology of Evangelical Pastor Accused of Sexual Assault Shows Why Sorry Isn’t Enough.

Hear the full January 20, 2018 State of Belief Radio program here.

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