Media Statements and Events

VA--Church abuse panel walks away from investigation

The process of choosing an appropriate firm was “flawed" they say

Mennonite committee apologizes to victim for excluding her

Survivors applaud this “rare public stand” by church leaders 

Statement by SNAP Leader Barbra Graber,, August 8, 2016

Today, a church panel ended their involvement in an investigation into a former Mennonite university vice president accused of sexual abuse, stalking and making violent threats. We applaud their compassionate move. We hope that officials will still take the Panel’s original recommendation of GRACE as the chosen investigating group or go back to the drawing board and this time be genuinely inclusive.

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GA--Clergy sex abuse victims to start new support group

For immediate release: Monday, August 8, 2016

An international self-help organization for men and women who were molested by religious leaders will hold its first confidential support group meeting in Savannah on Tuesday, August 9th.

Michael Corbett, who is the Savannah director for the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP), explained why he is starting a local support group.   

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