We received a letter through our news tips link. We are sharing it here. Other Adventist news outlets have previously reported on this issue at Kettering Health Network. We will share updates on this story as we get more information. IA presents the story as is, with no claim on the facts presented herein. Some […]
We were contacted by a victim from Colombia who is currently studying at an educational institution in the United States. From age 12 till age 16, she was groomed by a youth/pathfinder leader in her local Adventist church and raped by him. His local church in Colombia disfellowshipped him on March 22, 2022. She filed […]
According to a Weimar University staff meeting report on February 23, 2023, attorney Jon Daggett reported the lawsuit has been settled. A statement from the University Board was shared in the meeting notes. Weimar University Board Statement Regarding Lawsuit Settlement Weimar University’s insurance carrier decided to settle the lawsuit Melissa Osadchuck vs. Weimar Institute. Weimar […]
IA Note: We received this story back in August 2022. We cannot reach back to the person who submitted this because they did not to leave us an email or any other contact information. We are sharing the story as is [without any edits: other than their message to us] and hope it fulfills the […]
Os abusos teriam sido cometidos pelo ex-diretor regional da ADRA e departamental da ASA para o estado de São Paulo, encobertos por pastores da união, e os processos ajuizados contra ele correm em segredo de justiça Por Eva Manoela | (Anônima) é jornalista e colaboradora da revista Zelota. *todos os nomes citados são fictícios para […]
On Sabbath, November 5, 2022, at approximately 10:30 AM, several junior/early teen girls and boys saw something hanging outside a window, above room 209, at the Weimar Inn. Curious, three of them ran to see it closely and saw that it was a woman who had died by suicide. They thought it was a Halloween […]
Weimar University’s accreditation body WASC last had a special visit to the campus on March 2-4, 2022. During this time, the accreditation team spoke with the university leadership, professors, and staff. They set up meetings with individuals one on one and in groups. And as is their protocol, they set up an anonymous email so […]
After almost a year of trying to change the direction of the University, two more board members have resigned. Dr. Arla Barelli (late December/early January) and Mr. Kelly Coffin (last week) were said to be the most outspoken regarding issues and resigned in protest. We will update this story as needed.
Annotated: Statement by the Board of Trustees of Weimar University Note: In bold font are annotations by Adrian Zahid. We republished the Weimar University Board of Trustees statement here. “In our just concluded three-day board meeting, there has been an extensive and prayerful review of concerns as well as affirmations from various sources, including students, […]
In our just concluded three-day board meeting, there has been an extensive and prayerful review of concerns as well as affirmations from various sources, including students, parents, faculty, alumni, and other constituents. In recognition of our humanity and a great need for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the board sought wisdom through multiple periods […]
IA received this letter through our whistleblower & news tips link. In his resignation letter, Weimar University board member, David Butler, cited a lack of confidence in the Weimar Administration “due to poor choices in background checks and hiring practices, which has resulted in hiring sexual predators, delinquent staff, staff demeaning the students and hurting […]
We are getting many news tips from readers from our stories on Weimar University. We want to thank those who have shared with us their observations, experiences, and information. We are following up on many of these news leads and will publish them soon. If you have a tip for us from Weimar University or […]
Right after we published Melissa Osadchuck’s story, Weimar University responded to our story with a statement that reads: “Weimar University takes employee and student safety very seriously. While privacy laws do not allow the university to provide further information at this time about personnel matters, it should be known that Weimar acted immediately and appropriately […]
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Weimar University president, Dr. Neil Nedley, responded to our story. “Weimar University takes employee and student safety very seriously. While privacy laws do not allow the university to provide further information at this time about personnel matters, it should be known that Weimar acted immediately and appropriately at every step” Neil Nedley, MD President Weimar […]
On August 8, 2022, Melissa Osadchuck, a former employee at Weimar University, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Dr. George Araya, former Vice President of Academic Affairs at Weimar University, and against Weimar Institute. She is requesting a trial by jury in the Superior Court of California, Placer County. The case number listed is S-CV-0048892. […]
(Serbian Translation) Optužbe za seksualno eksploatisanje i zlostavljanje, ponovo se pojavljuju protiv Rafata Kamala predsednika Trans-Evropske divizije (Članak 11/15).
Tokom našeg izveštavanja o slučaju zlostavljanja u porodici Anite Trto, bili smo upozoreni na optužbe za zlostavljanje iznete protiv pastora Rafata Kamala tokom njegovog reizbora 2010.godine. Hitno smo kontaktirali kancelariju generalnog savetnika pri Generalnoj konferenciji, i nikada nismo dobili odgovor od njih. Pozadina priče Žrtva/e zlostavljanja je svedočila pred izvršnim odborom, sa svojim terapeutom/ima zaduženim […]
Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Resurface Against Raafat Kamal, President of the Trans-European Division (Article 11/15)
(This story was updated) During our reporting on Anita Trto’s domestic abuse case, we were alerted to allegations of abuse raised against Pastor Raafat Kamal during his re-election in 2010. We immediately contacted the Office of the General Counsel at the General Conference and never received any communication from them. Background to the Allegations The […]
Most victims of domestic violence and sexual assault that I spoke to for this series in the Seventh-day Adventist Church are aware by their own experience of how ill-equipped the Church is to deal with their trauma. They, however, aren’t prepared for the vast army of church lawyers and self-serving administrators to deny them any […]
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This post is an interview with Attila Erdeg. Until April 15, 2022, he is the Media Director for the South-East Union Conference. He is also the son of Pastor Robert Erdeg and the brother of Anita Trto. This interview was lightly edited for clarity. IA Note: Suppose you are just finding out about this story […]
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The South Conference continued the search for the Whistleblower yesterday. The morning worship reflection text was based on the story of hunting for the person who brought “great evil into the camp” (1 Chron. 2:7).
This conversation occurred during the Fall of 2020. It is revelatory for how difficult it was for this victim of spousal abuse to be heard or taken seriously by this President. Pastor Gruijicić agreed that Mr. Quispe had abused Anita during the conversation, yet he questioned why Anita tried to seek help and precisely why […]
Hrišćanska adventistička crkva sedmog dana čini odmazdu nad žrtvom zlostavljanja i njenom porodicom Ovo je priča od ženi koja je govorila o seksualnom, emocionalnom i duhovnom zlostavljanju od strane svog sada bivšeg muža. Njena mesna crkva, Oblast i Unija nisu poverovale u njenu priču. Danas Hrišćanska adventistička crkva sedmog dana i dalje čini odmazdu nad […]