Tag Archives: whistleblower protection

Papal Law on Reporting of Abuse Underscores Problems in The Episcopal Church and Diocese of Virginia

Earlier today, the pope issued a decree mandating various changes to abuse reporting in the Catholic Church. Among the changes: Anyone in the church, lay or clergy, who believes or suspects that abuse has occurred is required to report it to church officials. Required reporting of coverup, defined as “actions or omissions intended to interfere with or avoid” civil… Read More »

See for Yourself: My Op-Ed on Episcopal Cafe

Below is the text of my op-ed, published on Episcopal Cafe shortly before the General Convention vote approving whistleblower protection as part of Title IV. The original post can be found at: https://www.episcopalcafe.com/we-need-better-whistle-blower-protections/ Letter to the Editor: General Convention and Church Ethics: The Importance of Whistleblower Protection In its report to the last General Convention, the Standing Commission… Read More »

Further Proof The Episcopal Church Needs Whistleblower Protection

I recently asked a fellow blogger — someone very well known in The Episcopal Church and a delegate to General Convention — about the proposal from the Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons’ proposal to include whistleblower protection. Leaving out personally identifiable information, here’s the response (emphasis added): Hi Eric,  I haven’t finished reading the whole SCCC report… Read More »