The Diocese of Long Island intends that every parish congregation and every ministry be always places of community, learning, grace, insight, and caring. This begins by assuring that they are safe places. By that we mean places where the vulnerable are protected from harm and where all live and work with respect for one another. This beginning point aims toward an end point at which our gathering places for worship, community, and service are experienced as anticipations of the Kingdom of God.
The Diocese has adopted the following policies consistent with those goals:
Policy prohibiting Sexual Harassment
Policy prohibiting Sexual Exploitation
Policy for the protection of Children and Youth
Policy for the protection of Vulnerable Adults
Mercer School of Theology is deputed by the Bishop with providing training in the service of these goals. We call this “Safe Church Training.”