Tag Archives: abuse

Surviving.Church Relaunches

Surviving Church, my general blogging platform on church abuse, is back! Operating under the twin domains of surviving.church and anglicanwatch.com, the site offers a non-evangelical approach to abuse, while welcoming diverse perspectives. Content is both original and syndicated from a variety of sister blog, including Episcopal Cafe, the Wartburg Watch, Wade Mullen and more. Early traffic is good, and… Read More »

Virginia Supreme Court Case Spells Bad News for Parish, Diocese

As things gear up for a possible lawsuit in the coming weeks against Bob Malm, Grace Episcopal Church, and the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, a recent state Supreme Court spells bad news for the potential defendants. In a nearly unanimous decision, the court overturned a lower court dismissal of a tortious claim of negligence against the the denomination,… Read More »

++Justin Welby, the Diocese of Virginia, and Abuse: Casual Indifference, Lying, and Bullying as a Common Thread

It’s been an intertesting day for the Church of England. Today was the final day of hearings by the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse, a commission that is examining the role of the church in child sex abuse. Among those testifying was the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who had been criticized during previous sessions as unfit… Read More »

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and ABC Welby: Both Deficient When it Comes to Abuse

One of the things about churches and abuse is how consistent the former is when it comes to abuse. Consider the similarities between the recent findings of the independent investigation into abuse in the Church of England (CoE) and how Presiding Bishop Michael Curry handles allegations of clergy abuse. In the recent investigation into the CoE and its… Read More »

DioVA Response to Abuse Mirrors Failures in Church of England

As many now know, an independent commission in the UK recently released a scathing report on abuse in the Church of England. The report had its genesis in allegations of abuse involving Bishop Ball, who had ties that extended all the way to the British royal family. Sadly, the report sounds very much like the Diocese of Virginia… Read More »