The issues addressed in this manual are complex and difficult. But if we are to honor our commitments to providing a safe place for all to worship, learn, and socialize, these issues must be addressed seriously and with integrity. We can keep our children, youth and vulnerable adults safe from sexual abuse and we can offer ministry and a congregational home to people who have been treated successfully for sexual offenses. We can honor our most basic principle that every person has inherent dignity and worth, and balance justice, compassion, accountability and safety. We are called to do no less.