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Dove's Nest: November 2015 Newsletter 
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Q&A: An Interview with a Mennonite Pastor 

In the spring, Daniel*, who was a new attendee to the church, had an interaction with a couple of our elementary school-age girls that raised yellow flags. He approached them and asked to shake hands. One of the girls refused, saying that he was a stranger. He replied that he wasn’t a stranger, but a member of their church. Then he reached out and tickled her. The girls immediately left the area ...

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Trust but Verify

By Jeanette Harder, cofounder and president of Dove's Nest

“We’re family here.”

While we may not say that aloud, it is often what we think when we’re presented with the notion of screening church volunteers. Or perhaps we don’t think about screening at all—we just have spots to fill in our church, and we do everything we can to find volunteers to fill them ...

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South Dakota Churches Host Workshop

By Lerance Graber, Scattered Seeds

A workshop, Keeping Children Safe in Faith Communities, was held at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, South Dakota, on September 12, 2015, with Dr. Jeanette Harder from Dove’s Nest of Omaha, Nebraska, as facilitator ...

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Honoring the Power of Worship

By Hilary J. Scarsella 

For the last several years, I have been talking with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse about how the worship and teachings of their faith communities impacted their experiences of abuse, its traumatic consequences, and their ability to eventually seek recovery ...

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Dove's Nest is participating in #GivingTuesday this year. What is #GivingTuesday? Following Thanksgiving with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. 
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