December 13, 2018
Statement from Omega Regarding John of God Allegations
We are profoundly disheartened by the serious allegations of sexual misconduct by João Teixeira de Faria (John of God) at his facility in Brazil. As a lifelong learning organization committed to exploring different modalities of holistic healing, Omega offered an opportunity to participate in John of God’s programs at our Rhinebeck, New York, campus a number of times beginning in 2007 and ending in 2017. During this period, no such incident was ever reported at Omega. We know that it takes courage and risk for victims to come forward and share their stories of abuse publicly, and that investigations take time. We are following the story as it develops, and hope all the facts come to light so that appropriate and just action can be taken.