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A chance to heal unholy wounds

from Bronwyn Pike's article in the National Times:

For many years, religious organisations have grappled with the need to improve the ways they deal with abusive behaviour by their own clergy. In my previous role as director of social justice in the Uniting Church during the 1990s, I worked with my colleagues to develop sexual abuse complaints procedures. In that task I gained an appreciation of just how challenging and complex this issue can be.

May 10, 2012 , , , , , ,

Churches grapple with whether to welcome convicted sex offenders

from the article by Adelle M. Banks in the Washington Post:

"All are welcome" is a common phrase on many a church sign and Web site. But what happens when a convicted sex offender is at the door?

Church officials and legal advocates are grappling with how -- and whether -- people who have been convicted of sex crimes should be included in U.S. congregations, especially when children are present:

Jul 30, 2010 , , , , ,

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