Investigating historical child abuse in a Christian organization can be messy. Last week in the US, things got a lot messier when ABWE, which botched reports of severe sexual abuse of missionary kids in the field, and delayed and neglected to deal with employees who harmed children, decided to publicly fire the investigative group it had hired.
I’ve posted the G.R.A.C.E. response to their termination by ABWE on Scribd to help out folks who may have difficulty opening a .pdf.
Point by careful point G.R.A.C.E. addresses the concerns ABWE publicly laid out about the supposed flaws in their investigation. Given G.R.A.C.E. was due to release the report in a few weeks, it is even more interesting that ABWE terminated the contract now.
Several things jump out at me in this letter. What are you seeing?
Background: ABWE hired a firm (Pii) which appears to be connected to another missionary group (New Tribe Missions).