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New Safe Sanctuaries Policy Presented

A new Safe Sanctuaries policy was presented at this year's Annual Conference session. Safe Sanctuaries is the name commonly given by United Methodist Annual Conferences and local churches to their individual efforts to make conference, district and local church programs welcoming and safe for children, youth and vulnerable adults. During the 2014 West Ohio Annual Conference, members passed a rule requiring each local congregation to establish a Safe Sanctuaries policy and to update these annually. Supporting materials to assist your congregation in developing and implementing a Safe Sanctuaries policy are available on the West Ohio Conference website here.