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#MeToo Jesus: Why Naming Jesus as a Victim of Sexual Abuse Matters

Sat 10 AM | Portal

Jayme R. Reaves

The #MeToo hashtag and its tributary campaigns such as #ChurchToo and #SilenceIsNotSpiritual has confirmed the prevalence of sexual assault, sexual harassment and sexually abusive behavior. As such, the #MeToo movement raises important questions for Christian faith and theology. This session will explore the current context of #MeToo, encounter a closer reading of Matthew 25:40 and Mark 15:16-24, discuss biblical and theological reasons for naming Jesus as a victim of sexual abuse, and consider the ways the Christian community can offer more appropriate and effective responses to sexual violence and victimization.

Jayme R. Reaves

Over the last 20 years, Jayme R. Reaves has worked as a consultant, researcher, lecturer, facilitator and chaplain in the United States, United Kingdom, Former Yugoslavia, and Northern Ireland on the intersections between theology, peace/conflict, memory, and gender. She has an M.Div. from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (Virginia, US) and an M.Phil. in Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation and Ph.D. in Theology from Trinity College, University of Dublin. She co-hosts the podcast “Outlander Soul” and lives in Dorset, England.

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