(RNS) — When I see a Boy Scout uniform today, I am transported back to the Pacific Northwest where my innocence is stolen again. This is the nature of trauma — the painful gift that keeps on giving without consent.
(RNS) — Lee Dingle was the husband of Shannon Hope Dingle, a blogger and activist who has written about sexual abuse, the #Churchtoo movement and disability rights.
(RNS) — The Christian Academy in Japan is investigating 66 cases of alleged past abuse at the school spanning decades.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — Only larger, better-resourced Southern Baptist churches have policies in place to protect children from abuse.
(RNS) — Roman Catholic bishops have been put on notice the purpose of their upcoming meeting to discuss clergy sexual abuse is not to debate whether there is a crisis or how serious it is.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) — David Clohessy's re-emergence is a reboot for the organization representing abuse survivors, two years after he resigned amid allegations of kickbacks from victims' attorneys.
(RNS) The church has no more power over a priest than any corporation has over an employee. A priest or bishop can refuse to accept punishment and simply walk away.
(RNS) — The creation of an advisory panel marks an early concrete step as the denomination aims to root out sexual abuse and coverups.
(AP) — Virginia authorities say an educator at an evangelical Christian university led by Jerry Falwell Jr. has been accused of trying to have sexual relations with a minor.
(RNS) — We know for a fact that noncelibate men, including married men, also abuse children.
(RNS) — The Republican Party has not learned from the mistakes of the Catholic bishops in dealing with sexual abuse. They are operating out of the same playbook as the bishops did before they wised up and changed their policies.
(RNS) — Unless church leaders are able to tailor the policies to their particular institutions and disseminate them widely among members, a generic sex abuse policy won't work, says Basyle 'Boz' Tchividjian, a former child abuse prosecutor.
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