Friday, June 8, 2012

Integrity Prepares to "Stop Bullying" @ General Convention 2012

As we prepare for Integrity’s advocacy for a robust response to bullying from the Episcopal Church at General Convention in Indianapolis, we draw your attention to some great resources available to local congregations and schools that will help end the epidemic of bullying in the United States. It would be a shame to make GC12 attendees aware of these resources, but fail to let the rest of you know about them, too!

The Diocese of Virginia has created a marvelous one-stop shop for multiple resources, and I urge you to check it out here

Among the resources highlighted at that site, are those developed by our siblings in Christ at Lutherans Concerned North America, which are terrific for use in local churches . You can find those here.
Teachers and school administrators will want to know about the curriculum and other teaching tools available through the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance site.

If bringing about an end to bullying is important to you and those you love, please consider making a donation to support Integrity’s advocacy on these issues at GC12. We will be pressing for passage of a resolution empowering Episcopalians for action.

In addition, Integrity and the National Association of Episcopal Schools will sponsor a screening at GC12 of the film "Bullied" on the evening of July 8. Together, we can make schools, and even our own churches, truly safe for the young people God has entrusted to our care. Donate here today ... together we CAN be the change we want to see!

Harry Knox
Interim Executive Director
Integrity USA

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