Monthly Archives: April 2018

IICSA – Getting to the Heart of the Matter

by the Revd Dr Lorraine Cavanagh, Author and Blogger  If comments surrounding the IICSA report and its findings are to be believed, and we must believe them, it seems there is little hope of real closure on this subject. But … Continue reading

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After IICSA: Facing Up to Clericalism

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Province of Canterbury I tell a story against myself. When I was a young naval officer, I recall the first time the ship I served in docked in a military harbour. Keen … Continue reading

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Challenging APCMs?

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester I was a young Team Vicar, helping run a suite of community projects out of an ecumenical charity we’d set up in the parish. We were spending a day reviewing what … Continue reading

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Are We in Love with Sin?

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham and Member of General Synod We all carry our early experiences of Christmas and Easter into our adult life. It’s inevitable and it is the lens through which … Continue reading

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IICSA – Is Clericalism to Blame?

by the Revd Dr Jeremy Morris, Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge For the time being, the Church of England’s excoriation before the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is over.  We are all left trying to come to terms … Continue reading

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