HKMBC Counter Sexual Harassment Policy
Approved by the Board of Elders and the Board of Directors respectively on June 15 and July 9, 2019, as amended on September 18, 2021
1 Thessalonians 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality.
Ephesians 5:3-5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Hong Kong Mandarin Bible Church (HKMBC) is committed to maintaining a sexual-harassment-free environment for its staff, ministerial co-workers, service providers, congregation and guests, and will strive to prohibit and to never tolerate any act of sexual harassment within the church.
Sexual harassment may exist in various forms, including not only oral discussions, course jokes, written comments, indecent pictures and physical touching, each of a sexual nature, not in conformity with the Bible teachings, but also the offensive effects and negative feelings of a sexual morality nature caused by any such conduct on other people. By definition, sexual harassment applies to men as well as to women.
HKMBC encourages any whistle-blower subject to any sexual harassment to directly express his/her objection to such unwelcome conduct, and to demand its immediate cessation. Such whistle-blower may also seek assistance from his/her trusted church pastor, elder or minister in such a situation, and HKMBC shall seriously and earnestly deal with such allegation. In addition, the whistle-blower is entitled to seek assistance directly from the law-enforcement authorities in accordance with of the applicable legal procedures in Hong Kong. The office admin staff has available the contact details of the relevant pastor, elder or minister.
观塘堂办公室Kwun Tong Church office: 2812-1115
上水堂办公室Sheung Shui Church office: 2152-3899
西环堂办公室West Island Church office: 3596-7817