Category Archives: Spiritual Abuse

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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Safeguarding & Sexuality – Are We Throwing Money In the Right Direction?

by Prof Helen King, Professor Emerita in Classical Studies at The Open University and lay preacher in the Diocese of Oxford A recent invitation to take my fourth safeguarding course made me reflect on all the work that has been going … Continue reading

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Shhh….It’s Secret!!

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham and Member of General Synod ‘The vows you are about to take are made in the presence of God, who is judge of all and knows all the … Continue reading

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Safeguarding & Survival Systems – Loyalty vs Trust

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper & the Rt Revd Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham – co-authors of ‘To Heal and Not to Hurt’ In an interesting quirk of coincidence the book that we co-wrote, To Heal and not to … 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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“Spiritual Abuse” – A Pandora’s Box?

by the Revd Canon Anna Norman-Walker, Rector of Streatham and past member of General Synod In Greek mythology Pandora is created by Zeus and given as a wedding gift to the brother of his enemy Prometheus along with a jar … 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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