Policies & Procedures
In Matthew 16, our Lord gathered His disciples outside of Jerusalem and asked them who they think He is.
Peter responded, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Upon hearing that revelation, the Lord
said, "on this rock I will build My church." We are reminded by this passage that the Church is her people.
It is all the faithful, including the silent, the injured, the outcast, and the victimized.
It is with this spirit of oneness and in obedience to Proverbs 31:8 which reads, "open your mouth for the
speechless," that we commit ourselves to the cause of all victims and survivors, especially our precious
women and children. With this in mind, the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of North America has implemented the
- Adopting the Updated Sexual Misconduct and Physical Abuse and Neglect Policy.
- Engaging of a Third-Party Victim Reporting Center,
Integrity Counts, reachable at 866-921-6714 or here.
- Behavioral Guidelines on the Interaction with Minors for Clergy and all Archdiocese Servants and
- Mandatory Training for all Clergy on Archdiocese Policies and Procedures, including State-Mandated
- Mandatory Acknowledgment and Receipt from all Clergy on Archdiocese Policies and Procedures.
The Archdiocese of North America acknowledges the harm done by acts of sexual abuse. The resilience of
victims and their trust in God's mercy and ultimate justice stands as a testament of their faith and an
example to us all.
Download the "Archdiocese Sexual Misconduct and Physical Abuse and Neglect Policy" here.
Using these policies and procedures, the Archdiocese will work tirelessly for the prevention of such abuse
and for the justice and healing for all those abused. The Church is her people and we are committed to the
goal of all her people feeling safe and secure in her midst.
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