Sexual harassment: Let prayer set you free

Elise Moore, C.S.B.

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In this chat, Elise comments on the importance of understanding one’s spiritual identity and thus being able to resist the temptation to become emotionally involved with a co-worker and also to deal with attempts by others to take advantage of one’s vulnerabilities. She provides spiritual concepts that can help people let go of past abuse or mistakes, making the point that “you can’t move forward, if you’re looking in the rear view mirror.”

Other questions include a situation in which a company was wrongfully accused of harassment and how employers can pray in such cases, addressing anger toward men who harass female employees, and dealing with suggestive billboards, shops, and venues that are offensive. She responds to an employee whose boss fired her when she rejected his advances. She also answers a question seeking ideas about the influence of alcoholic beverages on one’s behavior and on feeling pressured to join others in drinking them.

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