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Resolution 28 - Sexual Abuse

Resolution 28

Sexual Abuse

This Conference:

1. Expresses deep concern about the frequency of domestic violence and the sexual abuse of children.

2. Asks Christian leaders to be explicit about the sinfulness of violence and sexual abuse whether of children or adults, and to devise means of providing support for the victims and perpetrators of such exploitation to enable them to break the cycle of abuse.

3. Reaffirms the traditional biblical teaching on the value of the human person who, being made in the image of God, is neither to be exploited nor abused.

(See further paras 156-160 of the Report on "Christianity and the Social Order.")

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