Category Archives: Sexual abuse

Is God Inhuman?

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s and Vice Chair of the Ozanne Foundation I’ve been reading Bill Bryson’s book The Body. It’s a fascinating read about the wonders of the human body and how much … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day – Choose to Challenge

by the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester In 2019, on a visit to the Holy Land I visited the church in Magdala and found myself faced with an enormous and extraordinary modern painting by Daniel Cariola depicting larger-than-life … Continue reading

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Independence & Safeguarding: Marking Our Own Homework?

by Prof Helen King, Professor Emerita in Classical Studies at The Open University and member of Living in Love and Faith project The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) issued its final report on the Church of England last … Continue reading

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LLF: The Cost of Careless Talk and Needless Silence

by Savitri Hensman, community worker, author of “Sexuality, Struggle and Saintliness” and LGBTI+ equality activist The damage often done to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) people in the Church of England has been much discussed lately. At the … Continue reading

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LLF – Power, Fear & Our Inability To Do The Right Thing

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, Member of General Synod and Trustee of the Ozanne Foundation Barak Obama has written the first volume of his memoirs.  In a fascinating interview about A Promised Land … Continue reading

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Collusion, Hypocrisy & the Greasy Pole to Success

by Dr Charlie Bell, Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge and ordinand at St Augustine’s College of Theology For those with ears to hear, the past few weeks have highlighted a very clear theme in the abuse scandal in the Church … Continue reading

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World Without End…?

by the Bishop of Buckingham, Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson On 13 August 2012 ministry took a new path for me. A journalist had alerted me to untoward goings on in Sussex. Young peoples’ lives had been damaged. The Church … Continue reading

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Why the Church of England Must ‘Connect the Dots’ – IICSA and LLF

by Prof Helen King, Professor Emerita in Classical Studies at The Open University and lay preacher in the Diocese of Oxford ViaMedia.News · Why the Church of England Must Connect the Dots – IICSA and LLF – Prof Helen King … Continue reading

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Safeguarding, ‘Reabuse’ and LGBT People

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor of the Province of Canterbury and member of the Archbishops’ Council Last Tuesday was perhaps the most shameful day in the history of the Church of England for hundreds of years. Forensically, the … Continue reading

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Resignations, Dysfunctionality and the House of Bishops

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia, Director of the Ozanne Foundation and Member of General Synod ViaMedia.News · Resignations, Dysfunctionality and the House of Bishops – Jayne Ozanne I resigned from my Bishop’s Council this week. The decision has been … Continue reading

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