Clergy Sexual Misconduct Policy – Episcopal Church

Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church (2012)

TITLE IV: ECCLESIASTICAL DISCIPLINE

CANON 2: Of Terminology Used in This Title

Sexual Misconduct shall mean (a) Sexual Abuse or (b) Sexual Behavior at the request of, acquiesced to or by a Member of the Clergy with an employee, volunteer, student or counselee of that Member of the Clergy or in the same congregation as the Member of the Clergy, or a person with whom the Member of the Clergy has a Pastoral Relationship.

Sexual Abuse shall mean any Sexual Behavior at the request of, acquiesced to or by a person eighteen years of age or older and a person under eighteen years of age, in high school or legally incompetent.

CANON 4: Of Standards of Conduct

Sec. 1. In exercising his or her ministry, a Member of the Clergy shall: … (h) refrain from: (1) any act of Sexual Misconduct;…

p. 126-127

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