Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Interfaith Workshop Addresses Child Abuse

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host “Interfaith Workshop on Faith’s Role in Dealing with Child Sexual Abuse and Neglect” Nov. 5, 2012, from 8:45 a.m.- 3:45 p.m.

This workshop is for female clergy who are interested in learning more about the nature of abuse and neglect as it affects children. Topics to be covered include the unspoken signs of child abuse and neglect, clergy’s spiritual role in the healing process with victims and families, clergy’s legal responsibilities and liabilities, and ongoing concerns once abuse is acknowledged in the family.

Following the presentations, Rabbi Donna Kirshbaum and the Rev. Susan Cherian will lead an interfaith theological conversation on atonement and grace concerning all who are wounded by abuse and neglect of children.

Registration fee is $25 and includes a continental breakfast and refreshments. Lunch is available for purchase. To register, call Rochelle Sufrin at 412-363-1013, e-mail rrsuf@aol.com, or fax the registration form to 412-363-6007. Payment is accepted at the door.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and more than 300 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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