Hi Theresa. Thanks for this post, and thanks for reminder and link to the article. That was one of the earlier things we discussed, and it is nice to revisit it because it is so useful here.
I really like the idea of the missionary writing the consent in their own language, or at least having the missionary’s position incorporated into the documents. I would like to do that for one of the next posts. But, I wonder, could you give us a broad stroke outline of the major points that could be used in the narrative consent?
Also, what other points need to be considered on crisis management? Here are areas we may need to think about: what training the mission should provide for missionaries; whether the mission needs a crisis management policy in place; whether the mission needs a policy or power of attorney for hostage negotiations; how much the sending church should be involved in all this; and what kind of member care should be in place when there is some kind of crisis incident.
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