Rev. Donald Heckman Wiki – Biography
Rev. Donald Heckman Executive Director of International Shinto Foundation and Convenor of the Interfaith Funders Group. Rev. Heckman served on the Interreligious Cooperation Task Force for President Obama through the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
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Rabbi Brian Stoller called him "exactly the right leader to help us change the world. … He will help us change the landscape of religious life in our time."https://t.co/AbrO5uG7B8
— Omaha World-Herald (@OWHnews) February 15, 2018
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Rev. Donald Heckman Sexual Harassment
Two of the women who filed complaints accusing Mr. Heckman of sexual misconduct and harassment said they were frustrated by the settlement, known as a Just Resolution. They said the agreement failed to strip Mr. Heckman of his clerical credentials and had cut his accusers out of the process.
Their criticisms could raise new concerns for a church with 12 million members worldwide that is already deeply divided over its bans on gay clergy and same-sex marriage, which were reaffirmed in an emotional vote last February
Rev. Donald Heckman Church Reaction
“I really don’t feel like we were heard,” said Megan Anderson, an editor at the religious news site The Interfaith Observer, who filed a complaint against Mr. Heckman. “He’s getting a slap on the hand. It leaves victims out of the picture.”
Ms. Anderson said she was still in college when she first met Mr. Heckman at a 2015 interfaith conference in Salt Lake City. She said he had a reputation as a charismatic and adept fund-raiser with a résumé replete with positions leading interfaith groups and working on a White House Interreligious Cooperation Task Force during the Obama administration.
Rev. Donald Heckman Accused
In an email, Mr. Heckman disputed the accusations from Ms. Anderson and the three other women, saying that he had not harmed or harassed anyone.
“Rev. Heckman never touched Megan, nor shared sexual thoughts with her, and she did not flee his hotel room,” he said, writing about himself in the third person. “Rev. Heckman wishes for the well-being and peace of all the parties involved.
The Rev. Donald Heckman, a pastor in the United Methodist Church known for his support of interfaith outreach and progressive views, has agreed to resign amid sexual misconduct allegations against him https://t.co/KEDMj6KaVO
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 28, 2019
Four women have filed a formal complaint against the Rev. Donald “Bud” Heckman — an elder in the United Methodist Church's West Ohio Conference who is well known in interfaith circles — of sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse.https://t.co/SNtiywuyFi
— Religion News Service (@RNS) October 18, 2019
Rev. Donald Heckman Career
An ordained Christian minister from the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, Rev. Heckman has served formerly as: Director of Outreach and the Mosaic Initiative at El-Hibri Foundation; Senior Advisor to Religions for Peace USA; Executive Director of Religions for Peace USA, Director for External Relations for Religions for Peace International, Chief Development Officer of Hartford Seminary, Executive Secretary in the Mission Volunteers unit of the General Board of Global Ministries, and Program Administrator for the World Congress of Philosophy.