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Petition accuses Moody Bible Institute of sex abuse cover-up

The Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.Wikimedia CommonsA recently launched petition alleges that sexual abuse has been covered up at Moody Bible Institute and is urging a formal investigation. The change.org petition - which as of Monday afternoon has garnered over 2,300 signatures from students, parents and alumni - is asking MBI President Mark Jobe to address... Read more

Abuse report is a ‘big wake-up call’ for the Church of England, says Welby

Justin Welby said there had been a "shocking" lack of care shown towards victims of abuse in the Church of EnglandThe Archbishop of Canterbury has vowed to "do whatever it takes" after a scathing report this week accused the Church of England of putting the perpetrators of abuse before victims.  The report from the Independent Inquiry into... Read more

Church of England failed to protect children and young people from sexual abuse – report

(Photo: Keith Blundy)The Church of England failed to protect children and young people from sexual predators, a damning independent report has found. The report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), published today, is based on evidence given by clergy and abuse victims during public hearings in July 2019.  It accuses the Church of... Read more

Protecting Abuse Survivors Is ‘Personal,’ Says New Southern Baptist Leader

Protecting Abuse Survivors Is 'Personal,' Says New Southern Baptist Leader (RNS) In his first meeting as leader of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, the Rev. Rolland Slade called on other committee members on Tuesday (Sept. 22) to be responsible to shepherd and to protect survivors of church sex abuse.Slade, senior pastor of Meridian Baptist... Read more

PornEven in the Name of ArtPerpetuates Abuse

In the outrage following the controversial new Netflix dramaCuties, Ive been haunted by memories. They say old sins cast long shadows, but I feel as if they have ghosts. I see my childhood self in those little girls. I see so many girls I never knew but whom I witnessed being abused. I dont know... Read more

Amid Pandemic, Domestic and Sexual Abuse Is Skyrocketing, Activists Worry That News Is Being Buried

Amid Pandemic, Domestic and Sexual Abuse Is Skyrocketing, Activists Worry That News Is Being Buried VATICAN CITY (RNS) Elections in the United States, a global pandemic and human rights protests have crowded the news coverage for most of 2020.But activists and sexual abuse survivors continue to ask that the protection of minors and vulnerable adults... Read more

Church of England reported to Charity Commission over abuse investigations

(Photo: Unsplash/Thomas Kelley)The Church of England has said it will "cooperate fully" after being reported to the Charity Commission over its investigations into abuse. A letter by Lord Carlile of Berriew QC and others says that the Church's handling of investigations into senior leaders has been "incompetent and injust".  The letter further alleges that the disciplinary... Read more

Jesus Army accused of abuse cover-up in leaked report

Jesus Army's Northampton centreA report leaked to the BBC claims that the abuse of women and children in the now-defunct Jesus Army was covered-up by senior members of the organisation.  Jesus Army was dissolved in May last year after six people from the controversial church were convicted that month over the assault of former members between... Read more

Church investigating Archbishop’s handling of abuse complaints

The Church of England is investigating the Archbishop of Canterbury's handling of allegations of abuse by the late John Smyth QC. Smyth died in 2018, shortly after a Channel 4 News expos into the sadistic abuse of young men groomed at Iwerne Camps, run by the trust he chaired, in the 1970s. Archbishop Justin Welby worked... Read more

Compensation payout to abuse victim of JRR Tolkien’s priest son to be tripled

(Photo: Pexels/Brett Sayles)An unnamed abuse victim of Father John Tolkien, Catholic priest and son of JRR Tolkien, is to receive triple the original compensation from the Catholic Church. The victim of Fr Tolkien was originally awarded 5,000 by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham but is now to receive three times that amount after Church... Read more

SAT-7 provides help for abuse victims in the Middle East – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) A woman suffering domestic violence in Lebanon was connected to help through the SAT-7ARABIC program You Are Not Alone. Recently,You Are Not Alone addressed the problem of domestic violence in the Middle East. Joe Willey says, Reports of abuse in the Middle East in North Africa (MENA) have surged during the pandemic. This... Read more

Suit Alleges Southern Baptist Church’s Negligence Led to Abuse of Teen

Suit Alleges Southern Baptist Church's Negligence Led to Abuse of Teen (RNS) A prominent Southern Baptist church led by a former denominational president is the subject of a lawsuit that highlights how ignoring red flags of manipulative behavior could lead to sexual abuse. On Sunday (July 12), Steve Gaines, senior pastor of Bellevue Baptist... Read more

If you take a stand for the unborn, prepare yourself for a lot of abuse

PixabayFor some people, when they want to say thank you, they send flowers. Recently the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children sent a bouquet of flowers to the Scottish Nationalist MP Dr Lisa Cameron MP for Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow. Why? Because they wanted to express appreciation for her stance on abortion in Parliament.... Read more

Christian camp to close for good after abuse scandal

John Smyth is confronted by Channel 4's Cathy NewmanChannel 4 NewsThe Christian camp associated with John Smyth is to close this summer after a yearslong abuse scandal involving the late evangelical leader.The Titus Trust, which runs Iwerne Camp, said it had made the decision following "an extensive year-long review", resulting in a "reorganisation focused on extending... Read more

Addressing home abuse amongst Syrian refugees with the Gospel

[ad_1] Lebanon (MNN) — In Lebanon, 1.6 million Syrian refugees are taking the toughest hits through the COVID-19 lockdown. Now that many refugees are out of labor, feelings are rising. ManySyrian refugee households reside in overcrowded, damp, and even moldy flats. With shut quarters and nowhere to go, theres no escape for abuse victims. Pierre... Read more

Youngsters in East Africa discover freedom from AIDS and witch physician abuse

[ad_1] East Africa (MNN) — Yesterday, we informed you about Set Free Ministries work in East Africa supporting disabled youngsters who would in any other case be abused and uncared for. However thats not all they do. Set Free additionally works in areas of East Africa, the place witch docs have an iron grip on... Read more

Heres a Trailer for a New Documentary A few Jehovahs Witnesses Youngster Intercourse Abuse Cowl Up | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Oxygen has launched a trailer for a brand new, two-part documentary collection about baby intercourse abuse by Jehovahs Witnessesand the people accountable for allegedly overlaying it up. Heres the official description of The Witnesses: “The Witnesses is a compelling two-night investigative particular follows the tales of 4 former Jehovahs Witnesses, as they... Read more

How the Misuse of Matthew 18 Bullies Abuse Survivors Into Silence

[ad_1] My head jerked up once I heard the chapel speaker instructed the women within the auditorium that they should mow your garden. I used to be much more shocked when this dean on the Southern Baptist faculty the place I taught prolonged the metaphor by saying that girls who had a number of sexual... Read more

Report: The Catholic Church Might Quickly Face Hundreds of New Sexual Abuse Claims | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Throughout the nation, fifteen completely different states have determined to quickly remove the statute of limitations for making authorized claims of sexual abuse. Because the Related Press is reporting that might imply that the Catholic Church could quickly face hundreds of latest allegations of abuse by members of the clergy. Due to... Read more

Theologian Wayne Grudem Has Modified His Thoughts About Divorce in Circumstances of Abuse | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] For years, biblical theologian and starch defender of complementarianism Wayne Grudem has mentioned that for Christians, divorce was solely permissible in instances of infidelity and desertion. However on Tuesday, Grudem informed Christianity Immediately that some new biblical analysis has modified his thoughts, and he now believes bodily and emotional abuse is grounds... Read more

Mez McConnell on Shepherding Abuse Victims

[ad_1] The next is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Earlier than quoting in print, please verify the corresponding audio for accuracy. Tony Merida: Welcome to “Churches Planting Churches,” a podcast on the theology and observe of church planting. I’m your host, Tony Merida. Church planting pastors who minister in a few of... Read more

Andy Savage Is Planting a New Church Following Resignation Over Intercourse Abuse | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Andy Savage, the Memphis, Tennessee pastor who resigned from Highpoint Church after revelations that he had sexually abused a minor whereas working as a youth pastor, seems to be planting a brand new church. In an interview with the New York Instances, Jules Woodson opened up concerning the particulars of what occurred... Read more

What An Knowledgeable on Sexual Abuse Says About Sleepovers – Tim Challies

[ad_1] It was fairly a very long time in the past that I wrote an article about sleepovers, explaining why my household selected to only say no to permitting our youngsters to remain over with pals. Although this typically upset or angered our youngsters, and simply as usually upset or angered their pals mother and... Read more

Former Church Chief Accused of Serial Abuse; Security of Youngsters Feared | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] This week, siblings Micah and Hannah Williams went public with accusations of serial “physical, mental and sexual abuse” by the hands of their dad and mom, James and Gina Williams. James, says Micah, “has been in high positions of power in churches across the Southeast” and so they suspect he has abused... Read more