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In spite of these feelings and responses to misconduct, the Panel was impressed, heartened and, frankly, often amazed, given the intensity of experiences and feelings, at the commitment many victims/survivors have made (directly and indirectly) to restoring mutual trust and support in their congregation, among their family and friends, in the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). In spite of the emotional and spiritual wounds that remain open or that have scarred, the overarching goal for many is restoration of the covenant, not retribution for offenses against them. Of course justice must be served, but let it be restorative and not retributive justice.
The Panel affirmed that we are seeking a just ministry and response to clergy sexual misconduct reflective of these characteristics:
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Last updated on Friday, April 22, 2011.
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