A Reckoning At Covenant Fellowship Church
Since 1990, Covenant Fellowship Church has been a well respected Christian church on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a congregation of thousands of students, most of whom are Asian Americans. But the church is now in crisis following bombshell reporting by WBEZ (the NPR member station in Chicago) showing a long history of sexual and spiritual abuse amongst congregants, and subsequent cover-ups by church leadership. We spoke to two WBEZ reporters who broke the story.
Click here for the entire WBEZ investigation.
This segment originally aired on August 19, 2021.
Ester Yoon-Ji Kang
At Covenant Fellowship Church, a largely Korean American congregation on UIUC’s campus, sources told @estheryjkang and @soosieon that a culture of piety and shame helped keep abuse hidden for decades. pic.twitter.com/zGGxZeIaCy— WBEZ (@WBEZ) August 5, 2021
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