How Covenant Fellowship Church Is Dealing With Old Sexual Abuse Allegations

Sexual and emotional abuse allegations from congregants at an Illinois church were hidden for decades, according to a new WBEZ investigation.

Alma Mater statue at UIUC
A church on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is under fire for its handling of cases of sexual and spiritual abuse. Esther Yoon-Ji Kang / WBEZ
Alma Mater statue at UIUC
A church on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is under fire for its handling of cases of sexual and spiritual abuse. Esther Yoon-Ji Kang / WBEZ

How Covenant Fellowship Church Is Dealing With Old Sexual Abuse Allegations

Sexual and emotional abuse allegations from congregants at an Illinois church were hidden for decades, according to a new WBEZ investigation.

A prominent church is going through a reckoning that challenges its cultural practices of piety and shame. Reset checks in with WBEZ reporters who first covered the story.

GUESTS: Susie An, WBEZ Education reporter

Esther Yoon-Ji Kang, WBEZ reporter on the Race, Class and Communities desk