Harassment Policy - It Is Well Living Church

Mar 2, 2021
Ministries/Committees

Introduction

Welcome to the It Is Well Living Church's Harassment Policy page. As a prominent community and society organization in the field of faith and beliefs, we strive to foster a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment for all individuals associated with our church. This comprehensive harassment policy outlines our commitment to ensuring the well-being and dignity of our members, visitors, and staff.

Our Commitment

It Is Well Living Church is dedicated to maintaining a community that is free from all forms of harassment. We believe in treating every individual with respect and dignity, embracing diversity, and promoting inclusivity within our congregation. Our policy applies to all members, visitors, volunteers, staff, and leaders affiliated with our church.

Definition of Harassment

Harassment refers to any unwanted conduct, verbal, non-verbal, written, physical, or visual, which violates an individual's dignity, creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment, or interferes with one's ability to participate fully in the activities and services provided by our church.

Types of Harassment

Harassment can manifest in various forms including, but not limited to:

1. Verbal Harassment

Verbal harassment involves the use of derogatory, offensive, or abusive language targeted towards an individual's race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, or other protected characteristics. It can take the form of slurs, insults, offensive jokes, or belittling remarks.

2. Non-Verbal Harassment

Non-verbal harassment includes gestures, visuals, or actions that are disrespectful, offensive, or intimidating. Examples can range from lewd gestures, inappropriate facial expressions, to unwelcome staring or invading personal space.

3. Written Harassment

Written harassment involves any form of written communication, such as emails, letters, or notes, that contains offensive, derogatory, or threatening content targeted towards an individual or group.

4. Physical Harassment

Physical harassment refers to any unwanted physical contact, assault, or threatening behavior aimed at causing harm, discomfort, or intimidation to an individual.

5. Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment includes any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that creates a hostile, offensive, or intimidating environment. This encompasses actions like unwanted advances, inappropriate comments, or displaying explicit materials.

Reporting and Handling Harassment

It Is Well Living Church takes all allegations of harassment seriously. We believe in providing a safe platform for individuals to report incidents without fear of retaliation. If you experience or witness any form of harassment within our community, we encourage you to:

  1. Notify a staff member or church leader immediately.
  2. Provide a detailed account of the incident, including relevant dates, times, locations, and individuals involved.
  3. Cooperate fully with any investigation initiated by the church.
  4. Confidentiality will be maintained to the fullest extent possible during any investigation or resolution process.
  5. Appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination of membership, will be taken against any individual found to have engaged in harassment.

Prevention and Training

It Is Well Living Church is committed to preventing harassment through ongoing education, training programs, and awareness campaigns. We provide resources and workshops to our community members to increase understanding, prevent the occurrence of harassment, and create a harmonious atmosphere within our church.

Conclusion

At It Is Well Living Church, we believe that everyone has the right to worship and engage in spiritual activities without the fear of harassment or discrimination. Our robust harassment policy ensures that our community remains a safe haven for individuals from all walks of life, where they can find solace, support, and spiritual growth. Together, let us build a better future founded on compassion, respect, and unity.

Marcio Ribeiro
I completely agree! 🙌❤️ It's crucial for every community, especially faith-based ones, to have a strong harassment policy in place. This shows that It Is Well Living Church values the well-being and respect of its members. Let's create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone!
Nov 11, 2023
James Brown
This policy is important! 🙌❤️
Oct 9, 2023