The 2022 Annual Conference approved the creation of a Sex/Gender-Based Crisis Response Team to respond to instances of sexism and discrimination based on gender as well as to provide training to prevent this type of harm in the New England Conference. (Read RS-22-231
). Find a list of team members here
This Anti-Sexism Team will be a first point of contact for clergy or laity who experience sexism/discrimination. Individuals seeking support or resources can contact the team via phone call or email. Calls/emails to the Anti-Sexism Team are confidential.
When someone contacts the Anti-Sexism Team, they will be connected with a "shepherd," who will guide them through possible options including counseling, education/training or legal action.
If the situation includes possible sexual misconduct, the person will be referred to the Conference Sexual Misconduct Response and Intervention Team.
Contact information for both teams can be found in the resources/policies section of our website here: www.neumc.org/sexual-ethics