Report into handling of Past Cases Review

Jun 23, 2018 by

from the Church of England website: The independent report into the Church’s handling of its 2007-9 Past Cases Review, PCR, has been published today.  The PCR was undertaken by the Church of England in 2007-09 following evidence that the Church had failed to act appropriately in cases of child sexual abuse by clergy and church officers.  More than 40,000 clergy files dating back over 30 years were reviewed across the then 44 dioceses. In November 2015, in his report to the Archbishops’...

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Why Does The Press Only Seem To Care About Broken Attachments For Border-Crossing Children?

Jun 21, 2018 by

by By Paula Rinehart, The Federalist: Children all over the U.S. suffer the same kind of trauma as those at the border, but it seems the press only cares about the children when it serves liberal ideological ends. Pediatricians and immigrant advocates in South Texas are sounding the alarm that separating migrant children from their parents is giving them “toxic stress.” Change.org offers a tool kit to protest this trauma. Report after report features distraught children torn from the arms of...

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Easter people: celebrating liberation and new life, but living on unleavened bread

Mar 27, 2018 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. The Church in captivity. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, as it relates to the Church of England, has focused on the failure of institutional process. Bishops and other church leaders, when presented with evidence of clergy sexually abusing children or having done so in the past, at worst appear to have colluded with the abuse by covering up the evidence and protecting the abuser; at best they didn’t know what to do, perhaps following the...

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Joint pastoral letter from the Archbishops of York and Canterbury

Mar 24, 2018 by

from Diocese of York website. We are writing to you to ask for your prayers as Holy Week begins and as the Independent Inquiry on Child Sexual Abuse has finished its hearing into matters in the Diocese of Chichester. Please will you pray this Holy Week especially for all those involved, and for all affected by safeguarding issues. We want to emphasise the crucial importance for the Church of England to be a safe place for all who join in the worship of the living God, in God’s mission, and in...

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The Church of England’s National Safeguarding Team is either untruthful or incompetent (or quite possibly both)

Mar 10, 2018 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: In a robust rebuttal to Matt Ineson’s account of his appalling treatment by the Church of England, the National Safeguarding Team (NST) issued the following statement (without so much as a courtesy email to notify the subject in advance): And just to shroud the refutation with a certain Lenten sanctity, the Archbishop of York tweeted later: Just to be clear what the NST were responding to: the ‘BBC report’ was the one made by Inside Out; and the ‘comments on social...

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C of E abuse inquiry: Updated

Mar 10, 2018 by

This collection of articles, reflecting different points of view, is for information and intercession. As we watch the inquiry into sexual abuse in the Church of England unfold, human sinfulness is laid bare, not just in terms of abuse, manipulation, blame-shifting and potential cover-up among Christian leaders, but also in anti-Christian prejudice evident in some of those conducting the inquiry. Much prayer and humility is required, since the witness of the Church to the Gospel of Christ is...

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