UPDATE, 4:10pm EST: GRACE has released an official statement about their reinstatement with BJU.
Today, GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment) was reinstated by BJU to complete their investigation under the original contract. GRACE announced this on Facebook and Twitter (see pictures), and RNS posted an update article here.
This is excellent news for survivors of abuse both at BJU and within Christian realms generally. Petitions and news stories, not to mention the outcry from the blogosphere and on social media, have apparently done their job. BJU has succumbed to the pressure, and those of us who have moved away from our patriarchal, ultra-conservative homeschool backgrounds have won the first part of a victory.
For those who would like more background information on what had happened, we recommend this news article by Sarah Pulliam Bailey as a starting point.