Are you trying to hurt the Truth or discourage people from attending meetings?
No. Our only goal is to support victim-survivors and prevent further abuse. We are doing so in coordination with Friends and Workers, but our resources are available to anyone, regardless of their beliefs or association with the Truth. We respect that spiritual choices are based on personal convictions, and we do not try to influence anyone’s belief.
Why are you focused on the Truth? This kind of thing happens everywhere.
Sexual assault (SA) and child sexual abuse (CSA) can happen in any community, and it’s important to address it everywhere it occurs. The Friends and Workers are a community unlike any other, though. By focusing specifically on the Truth, we hope to address the SA and CSA in a more direct and effective way that creates a safer community for all.
This happened because of a few bad people. Why make a big deal about it?
Abusers are responsible for their own actions, but the entire community is responsible for the reaction to the abuse. Unless there is a culture where victim-survivors feel safe and supported in reporting their abuse, where abusers are held accountable, and where bystanders are aware and educated enough to intervene, SA and CSA will continue to occur frequently.