Fung, Ching Yung


11 Min


Suspected sexual harassment in Christianity.

How does the churches exercise ‘do justly, and to love kindness’ on the subject of sexual harassment? Sin is a nurse who talks about her experiences and feelings about being sexually harassed by a pastor. Tso Hiu-Tung is the Assistant Executive Secretary of the Hong Kong Christian Council, she promotes sexual harassment in churches, institutions and schools. She analyses the causes of sexual violence in the church. Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women (ACSVAW) is a non-government charitable organisation that works to raise awareness of sexual violence against women and promotes a gender equal environment. ACSVAW noted that in the past 17 years, many cases of sexual harassment have involved the church. The victim is willing to come forward, does this mean that the incident can be resolved smoothly? One year later, Sin disclosed the incident to the two leaders of the church. Sin was surprised by their response......Injuries from sexual harassment, doubts about religion, and torture in the grievance process. Is there a day to let the victims of sexual harassment put down their burdens?

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