2018 Do No Harm
Do No Harm
2018 Do No Harm: Prevention of and Response to Sexual Misconduct 
A United Methodist Sexual Ethics Training 
9:00 am Thursday, October 11 – 12:00 pm Saturday, October 13, 2018 
Holiday Inn/San Antonio International Airport 
San Antonio, TX  

The United Methodist Church acknowledges in ¶161 of our Social Principles that we understand sexual misconduct as an abuse and/or misuse of a power relationship. It is imperative that we, as a denomination, commit to make training resources, designed to prevent this behavior, available to our local ministries! 

Bishops are responsible in naming persons from each annual conference to attend. It is recommended at least 4 participants from each annual conference attends, one for each intensive training track: Response Teams, Advocacy, Administrative/Judicatory Response, Integrity and Healthy Boundaries. For more information about your specific annual conference’s participation, please contact the Office of the Bishop in your annual conference. 

With this train-the-trainer event, annual conferences will be better equipped to develop a comprehensive plan for ongoing trainings designed to strengthen the Church’s commitment to both the prevention of sexual misconduct and also the response to sexual misconduct, always offering healing for all parties and holding persons accountable for violations.  

2018 Do No Harm is coordinated by the Inter-Agency Sexual Ethics Task Force, convened by the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women. Sexual ethics resources can be found at umsexualethics.org.