Catherine Darnell

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The board of MK Safety Net Canada​ applauds the motivation and action of Joanna Jastram of Mequon, WI, and thirteen female colleagues in…

The board of MK Safety Net Canada​ applauds the motivation and action of Joanna Jastram of Mequon, WI, and thirteen female colleagues in exposing and seeking redress concerning the sexual abuse perpetrated against them decades ago by an instructor at The American School in Japan. The women experienced the abuse during the 1970s while students at the elite, English-speaking school that caters to the children of foreign business executives, diplomats and missionaries.<br>In 2003, one of the victims …

How bad experiences in childhood lead to adult illness – Donna Jackson Nakazawa

If you saw Laura walking down the New York City street where she lives today, you’d see a well-dressed 46-year-old woman with auburn hair and green …

Psychology

The Child-Friendly Faith Communities Designation Program

<b>What is the CFFC Designation Program?</b> The Child-Friendly Faith Communities Designation Program is a unique, two-phase, comprehensive curriculum …

Employee Engagement

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Activities<p>RFIS offers a wide variety of school-wide and optional extra-curricular activities.<p>Hostels<p>RFIS is not a boarding school, however there are …

Criteria for Recognizing a Religious Sect as a “Cult”

Criteria for Recognizing a Religious Sect as a “Cult”<p>May 21, 2015 by Roger E. Olson<p>Note: If you are pressed for time and cannot read the whole essay …

Religion

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Criteria for Recognizing a Religious Sect as a “Cult”

Note: If you are pressed for time and cannot read the whole essay below, feel free to skip to the end where I list 10 criteria. The essay describes my own history of interest in and research about “cults” and new/alternative religious groups.…<p>The denominations and mission organizations most of us grew up in meet the criteria for cult status. For years now I’ve been like the author of this article, unwilling to identify the C&MA (Christian and Missionary Alliance) as a cult. Instead, I’d say …

Forever labeled an Missionary KID or Third Culture KID

Forever labeled an Missionary KID or Third Culture KID.<p>How do you feel about being referred to as a missionary kid or third culture kid as an adult?<p>Are there alternate terms that better reflect who you are?<p>MHM - Missionary Heritage Member
MHC - Mission Heritage Community
MHF - Missionary Heritage Family
MCF - Mission Culture Family 
MCC - Mission Culture Community<p>Join the conversation on our Facebook Page

“ I have a complex relationship with identifying as an “MK”

“ I have a complex relationship with identifying as an “MK”. As a child I thought of myself primarily as being an “MK” rather than “Canadian”, and thus my identity was deeply rooted in my parents’ profession and my life in Guinea. My experiences as a child in West Africa certainly informed much of my childhood and the trajectory of my adult life. However, after my five years as a missionary, I stepped into communities outside those that I had lived in, and began thinking of myself as a Canadian …

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A grand deception is achieved when offenders convince others that those who refuse to “forgive & move on” are the actual perpetrators.

MK & TCK Creative Arts Group

MK & TCK Creative Arts Group<p>A private group where MK’s and TCK’s gather to share their creative expressions in their healing journey.

MK & TCK Creative Arts Group

MK & TCK Creative Arts Group<p>A private group where MK’s and TCK’s gather to share their creative expressions in their journey.

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“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway

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“In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.”

“In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.”<br>Czesław Miłosz

Organizational cultures that support the mission

“Something to remember is that both insiders and outsiders can read the culture of your organization. They can tell if it is intentional or accidental. They can also read whether it healthy or unhealthy and finally whether it supports your stated purposes. Often their commitment to the organization is directly influenced by what they observe.” T.J. Addington

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….Otherwise you are making their destiny not brighter but darker. C.S.Lewis

We at MK Safety Net Canada would like to congratulate the 13 Sisters for your successful 10-year battle to expose both Moyer as a serial…

We at MK Safety Net Canada would like to congratulate the 13 Sisters for your successful 10-year battle to expose both Moyer as a serial sexual predator and ASIJ for intentionally protecting him for decades. You were also successful in achieving justice with a settlement and with ASIJ covering past present and future therapy for all of Moyer’s victims. Justice is generally elusive for those who experience complex trauma in schools servicing missions, and so we celebrate what you have achieved. …

Systemic Abuse Within Mission Communities/Organizations

Systemic Abuse Within Mission Communities/Organizations<p>​The mission community, on both an agency-level and as a collective community, functions as a closed family system. Closed family systems have some inherent characteristics which have allowed abuse to go unchecked in many settings. The followings are some key areas where this is true, particularly regarding systemic abuse.<p>In a closed family system, the authorities set the rules. These rules are to preserve the integrity of the organization. …