Relationships among people are at the foundation of Christian community, and are central to the life of the church.  All who minister in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, lay and ordained, volunteer and paid, are entrusted with the care of God's people, and are responsible for preserving that trust.

Abuse of children and youth in congregations, institutions, agencies, or programs of the diocese is wrong and will not be tolerated. 

The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh's comprehensive "Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth from Abuse" is available on the diocesan website here.