The #MeToo Movement has gripped the country with disconcerting allegations of sexual harassment and abuse in Hollywood, the halls of political power, universities and even among churches. How are evangelicals to think about the #MeToo Movement? Kathy Khang, author of “Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up,” joins NAE President Leith Anderson for Today’s Conversation.

In this podcast, you’ll hear Kathy, a longtime leader at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and Leith discuss:

  • How power plays into sexual harassment and abuse;
  • What conversations churches and parents should have about consent;
  • How the #MeToo movement has impacted the Church; and
  • What pastors and churches should do about it.

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Leith: It’s kind of like we’re living in a time of both confrontation and confession — a time that’s focused on openness about ways women have been abused and mistreated. You and I can talk about this theoretically, but there are people who are hearing our voices right now who deal with this specific situation and they’re looking for some kind of guidance, hope, a direction to go. What do you tell people — Christian leaders and people in the pew — what should the response be when facing these issues?

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Kathy: I’m hoping that the response will be, is and will continue to be one of grace and love, particularly for the victims and survivors of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in the Church where the conversations around power should be happening but have not. I hope that victims and survivors are finding community, they are finding safety, and they are finding that they have opportunities to tell their story and to be believed. I hope that they are experiencing a degree of relief as things across culture come to light and that there are individuals and churches that are entering into a time of confession as opposed to a time of further accusation.

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