Merced College students examined the momentous topic of sexual assault and violence toward women in the #MeToo era, when they gathered for Wesley Club on Thursday, September 27. They also discussed the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of committing a sexual assault when he was in high school and of other aggressive sexual conduct.
At Wesley Club students spend the first half of the meeting sharing their life issues and challenges, according to the Rev. John Song, Campus Minister of Wesley Foundation of Merced, and the second half studying the Bible and how it relates to what's happening in our world.
“They are all Christians who are thrilled to have a safe place for honest and vulnerable self-disclosure and [deepening] their Christian faith,” he says of Wesley Club attendees.
At last week’s meeting, discussion on the broader topic of sexual assault transitioned to dialogue about personal application, as students weighed in on the importance of learning to set healthy boundaries and of employing a consent agreement in all human interactions – especially when it comes to intimacy. They were given tools to help them navigate human relationships, such as: