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7 June 2024

National Safe Church conference on November 12 in Veenendaal

On Tuesday, November 12, 2024, the Veilige Kerk foundation is organizing the first national conference. Under the theme ‘Safe Church – a hopeful perspective’, the organization wants to take a big step forward together with church leaders, Christian organizations and church workers to prevent abuse in churches and involved families.

The conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in De Basiliek, Veenendaal and admission is free. Participants only pay a contribution towards the costs of lunch and drinks. Reservations can be made on

In addition to joint parts, the varied program consists of various workshops in which participants can work on their own or explore a specific theme in more depth. During the main program Rinke Verkerk – author of ‘Het hele dorp wist het’ – shares her experiences about the role of bystanders in sexual abuse. The chairman is a TV presenter and author Marleen Stelling. In the period leading up to the conference, we will continue to add the names of people who will participate.

During two rounds, participants can choose from seven different workshops, such as ‘Getting started with the step-by-step plan’, ‘Vulnerable leadership’ by Oeds Blok, Transgressive behavior in the Bible by ministers Almatine Leene and Jeroen Sytsma, and an introduction to Bystander Training.

Information and meeting
Various organizations present themselves on the spacious information square that are working to combat inappropriate behavior in churches and families.

More information about the Safe Church Foundation can be found on the website Veilige kerk.