Category Archives: Sexual abuse

Is Organised Religion Inherently Abusive?

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham and Member of the General Synod Time to think about General Synod. I always find it a very complex experience, and working through last week has been made … Continue reading

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Are You Suffering From Spiritual Abuse?

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia.News and Director of the Ozanne Foundation Do you know what Spiritual Abuse is?  Can you define it?  Perhaps more importantly, would you recognise it if you saw it?  Would you be able to guard … Continue reading

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Power, Abuse and the Sense of Entitlement

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester Ten years or so ago we learned that significant numbers of UK politicians were taking an extremely generous view as to what constituted legitimate expenses. In the last few weeks we’ve … Continue reading

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“Cassock Chasers” and Compromised Clergy

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Some recent blogging about sexual abuse and harassment in the Church of England has referred to ‘cassock chasers’. When I read it, it was a phrase new to me; … Continue reading

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My Confusion Regarding Claims of Sexual Harassment

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Province of Canterbury Part of my partner’s job is to deal with disciplinary complaints in his workplace. Among the matters he has to investigate are allegations of sexual harassment and other … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About….(oh no…Let’s Not!)

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham There has been an apparent shift. People have begun to talk about their experiences of being harassed, abused or criminally attacked, with an openness that wasn’t acceptable even … Continue reading

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A Thought for Today – The Power of Words

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia.News following her C4 News interview I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who was brought up being told: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but calling names never hurt me” I never did … Continue reading

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