Media Coverage & Features
Canadian Messenger Magazine
Cover story of April 2018 issue,page 24
Sexual Abuse – Reclaiming Hope Course
My story is shared within the course.
INSTRUCTOR: Grace Mackintosh, Attorney, Legal Counsel for Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada OFFERED BY: General Conference
COURSE TYPE: Self-paced
CONTINUING EDUCATION VALUE: 1.0 units
This is a FREE course for anyone interested. The purpose of the 6-module course is to explore multiple aspects of sexual abuse including awareness, prevention, recognition, protection, investigation, advocacy, responsibilities, organizational supports, healing, and structural approaches to stem the tide of unfortunate and criminal activities within the Seventh-day Adventist faith community. Unfortunately abuse, harassment, and misconduct happen. Much of this takes place with our most vulnerable faith community members, our children and young adults.
Hi, my name is Reema.
At the age of 22, I was raped by my pastor.
That traumatizing experience shaped the next 25 years of my life as I struggled to find self worth, purpose and trust, specifically within the church again.
By His grace, today I share my story and teach leaders of any organization how to protect themselves and their members from inappropriate and dangerous sexual behavior.