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.

About Omega Institute for Holistic Studies

Founded in 1977, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is the nation's most trusted source for wellness and personal growth. As a nonprofit organization, Omega offers diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Located on 250 acres in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Omega welcomes more than 23,000 people to its workshops, conferences, and retreats in Rhinebeck, New York, and at exceptional locations around the world. eOmega.org

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