The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Quote: M. Garlinda Burton

"I estimate that at least one-third to one-half of the dozens of victim-survivors I've counseled during the past eight years have left the church — either in shame or frustration — because they found no justice or healing. We want people to come in, yet we have a lot of places that it's not safe for them to be."

M. Garlinda Burton, general secretary of the United Methodist Church's Commission on the Status and Role of Women, speaking about sexual misconduct at a denomination event on sexual ethics.


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