Category Archives: Sexual abuse

Episcopally Led and Synodically Managed

by Dr Meg Warner, Theologian, Lecturer and Member of General Synod In the most moving session of the recent meeting of the General Synod of the Church of England (York, 7-11 July) a survivor of church-related sexual abuse spoke about … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Fish….

by the Revd Janet Fife, a retired priest and a survivor of abuse As a survivor of abuse and a spokesperson for others who have been abused, the Revd Janet Fife has been given a right of reply to the … Continue reading

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A Via Media in Safeguarding?

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Province of Canterbury  Via Media is billed as Rediscovering the Middle Ground. Among the polarisations within the church today is the one that exists between what we might not-quite-helpfully identify as … Continue reading

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Sex & the Single Girl

by Dr Meg Warner, Theologian, Lecturer and Member of General Synod In all of the excitement about that sermon, some of the striking aspects of the royal wedding were perhaps slightly overlooked. The world watched an American divorcée marry into … Continue reading

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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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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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