Category Archives: Sexual abuse

We Can’t Go Back….to Power Games & Inequality

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, Author, Member of General Synod and Trustee of the Ozanne Foundation In France, apparently, one of the biggest worries about lockdown was how single Parisienne women would cope: … Continue reading

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Trauma & Tragedy in Congregations & Communities

by the Revd Hilary Ison, Project Team Member for Trauma and Tragedy in Congregations The local church often finds itself at the centre of response in situations of tragedy and trauma, ‘opening the doors’ of the church for refuge for … Continue reading

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The Whitewashing of Spiritual Leaders – Is Vanier Like Weinstein?

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, Member of General Synod and Trustee of the Ozanne Foundation It is old news now. As it broke there was a surprising amount of interest in the media … Continue reading

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The Darkness Within…

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Province of Canterbury Some years ago I had the unenviable task of preaching a sermon to a congregation shortly after a member of the church had been arrested for alleged offences … Continue reading

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General Synod: The Highs & Lows

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester The General Synod of the Church of England, which I’ve been attending most of this last week, is a body that attracts its fair share of criticism. Its internal debates can … Continue reading

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Love, Sex, Hypocrisy & Power

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of Via Media News and Director of the Ozanne Foundation Abridged version of speech to William Temple Association, Bournemouth given on February 3rd 2020 and reported in The Guardian Most of you, I’m sure, will be … Continue reading

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Restoring Trust….In Church and State

by the Ven Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight and Chair of One Body One Faith “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche I … Continue reading

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Abusers of Faith

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s, Member of General Synod and Vice-Chair of the Ozanne Foundation In June 2017 the Church of England published the Gibb Report An Abuse of Faith, an independent enquiry into … Continue reading

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A ‘Low & Dishonest’ Decade?

by the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Ozanne Foundation  Just over 80 years ago W H Auden, in New York, wrote his poem “September 1 1939”: I sit in one of the dives On … Continue reading

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The Fallout from Tribal Scrums

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester With England in a Rugby World Cup final, it’s a good weekend to allow ourselves to be a little bit tribal. I’m not intending to paint a St George’s Cross on … Continue reading

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