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Black Press USA Speaks with Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis on Rape in the Black Community
Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis spoke with Black Press USA about sexual assault, the Black community and the role of the church. Rev. Davis Ellis will present a ...
How Many? How Long?
This might sound like the start of a bad joke: What do a theologian (John Howard Yoder) and a comedian (Bill Cosby) have in common? More than you might ...
The Work of Tikkun Olam: Repairing and Restoring the World
There are two important stories this week within the Orthodox Jewish community in the U.S. The first is the conviction of Nechemya Weberman, a Hasidic Jew in ...
May 30 Webinar: Understanding Victims of Clergy Abuse
With our partner, Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence, FaithTrust Institute is presenting a free webinar to discuss the specific needs ...
Dear Pope: Happy New Year
I was encouraged in early December by your announcement that you are convening a Vatican Commission on Child Sexual Abuse to help you address the needs of ...
Southern Baptists: Yes, but . . .
“One sexual predator in our midst is one too many,” said Morris Chapman, president of the Southern Baptist Convention executive committee. “Sexual predators ...
"No He Didn't..."
Dear Pope Francis: Did you really say this in a recent interview? In an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Francis acknowledged the ...
Dear Pope: Deep Trouble
I do wish you had called me. Now you are in deep trouble. I see that human rights lawyers have filed a complaint against you with the International Criminal ...
Dear Archbishop: Please Clarify
Dear Archbishop Gomez: Kudos for doing something. In response to the release of the personnel files on clergy sexual abusers in the Archdiocese of Los ...
Dear Cardinal Mahony
I realize that you are soon to retire as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. I can only assume that you are exhausted from dealing with sexual abuse ...
Dear Pope: Off Track Again?
I realize it has been a bad week for you and the Vatican. First, the Belgian police raid the offices of the Belgian Council of Bishops and remove records of ...
Statement on the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report on Child Sexual Abuse by Catholic Clergy
300 priests. Thousands of children. A powerful institution. Decades of harm and betrayal. It’s been almost twenty years since the first public ...
Please Proclaim from the Housetops
“So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, ...
Oprah and the Jesuits
The Jesuits have settled a lawsuit brought by Alaska Native survivors for $50 million, the largest single settlement against a religious order. At least 110 ...
Dear Pope: It’s Me Again
I’m still waiting for your call, but in the meantime, I’m quite happy to provide you with a free consultation because it’s so important that you get this ...
Spotlight Discussion Guide
33rd Ed Intro CE Biblio
33rd Ed Part 1 CE Biblio
GUEST BLOG: Dancing in the Darkness
My friend Amy doesn’t do windows. Unless she happens to be working on a computer system using Microsoft. In that case, she’s an expert, on single PC’s or ...
Sometimes We See Justice Made
When national Protestant denominations meet, there is a lot of necessary but mundane business that goes on. But sometimes something very important occurs and ...
“‘A Day of Reckoning and Justice’ for Abuse Victims”
This was the front page headline that greeted me Saturday morning in my local paper, The Seattle Times. The quote is from Clarita Vargas, 51, of Tacoma, WA, ...
“I listen . . .”
The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, was recently interviewed on 60 Minutes, discussing his efforts since becoming Archbishop to address the sexual abuse ...
33rd Ed Part 3 CE Biblio
National Research Study of Women Survivors of Clergy Misconduct
Opportunity to Participate: Baylor University, in collaboration with Hope of Survivors and the Grant Me the Wisdom Foundation, has launched a research study on ...
Time to Step Up to the Plate
This is the letter sent to the Seattle University community following the announcement in the press of a settlement of $166 million with over 500 survivors of ...
A Tale of the Usual and the Unusual
The story of Mohammad Abdullah Saleem of Elgin, IL, is not unlike that of a Catholic priest, a Protestant pastor, a Jewish rabbi, or a Buddhist teacher who has ...
Dear Pope: It's Me Again
Dear Pope: It’s been a while since I wrote to you. Like many people around the world, I’ve been watching your tenure closely, particularly regarding the ...
Finally, Some Justice Made
Good news is hard to come by in the work to address sexual and domestic violence. But last week was a pretty good week.
A Measure of Justice for Survivors in Australia
In Queensland, Australia, the government has formally made restitution to individuals and families who suffered abuse as children in government- and ...
Forgiveness = “It’s Okay; Go Ahead and Rob Me”
A group of teenagers, when apprehended for home burglaries, were asked why they selected these particular homes. They replied, “Because we knew that Christians ...