Considering moral distress in the church

October 24, 2018
by Aldine Musser

Considering moral distress in the church

What it is and how we can address it Following a recent conversation on moral distress with the Faith and Life Commission, I have been reflecting on ways in which VMC has been impacted by this phenomenon over the past several years. I am convinced that paying attention to the way in which moral distress has impacted our church life can help us build moral resilience. Moral distress occurs when one knows the prescribed action to take, but doing so violates one’s moral code. Moral distress was first defined in …

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