Promoting Change in UU Attitudes and Policies About Clergy Sexual Misconduct

We believe that Unitarian Universalism can be a faith for the 21st century. But the damage done by those in positions of trust, power, and authority is as much a part of our heritage as are our beloved Principles and Purposes — and this must be dealt with honestly and forthrightly in a spirit of love and compassion.

In the wake of our petition of May 2013, we have begun to work with the UUA board and staff. We are deeply grateful to a be part of a new day of sunlight and transparency that our leaders are starting to usher in with their bold and courageous leadership. We stand ready to companion them on this journey of unabashed faith in all-encompassing love.

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The Difficulty of Listening to Truthtellers

A talk given at UUA General Assembly 2015 By Dr. Doug Pasto-Croby All human beings need to believe that the world that they live in is safe. It is a basic biological need. We can’t function in normal, healthy ways when our environments are not safe. And no place needs to be safer, than our […]

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2015 General Assembly Workshop

This week at the UUA’s General Assembly 2015, Safety Net is running workshop #221 — Thursday, June 25, at10:45, in the Oregon Ballroom 204. The panel includes the Rev. Gail Seavey, the Rev. Jason Shelton, Dr. Doug Pasto-Crosby, and UUA Moderator Jim Key. The workshop will formally open the national conversation on clergy sexual misconduct that […]


Trauma and Clergy Sexual Misconduct

In recent months, members of Safety Net have become increasingly aware of the significance of trauma in the wake of sexual abuse within UU ministerial relationships. Arguably trauma can extend not only to affected congregations, but also to the denomination as a whole.


Reflections on the UUA After-Pastor Conference

Personal Reflections by Doug Pasto-Crosby on the After-Pastor Conference. WOW. I would never have believed that I would ever use the words Ministerial Misconduct, excitement and positive energy in the same sentence. Yet that is how I felt after the conference….