Nonprofits In Denial

Excerpted from an article on Philanthropy.com: Nonprofits, like other organizations, often follow a commonly held view about the best way to handle an attack: If you ignore it, the public will forget and move on. The media thrive on controversy, so don’t discuss it and don’t highlight it in any way and journalists will move... Continue Reading →

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ABC District 2018 Convention Update #2 Retraction

This is a follow-up to Update #2 where I discussed the implications of the convention delegates being separated by clergy and lay status. I wrote that article on the basis of what I believed was a report by an convention attendee. I have since gotten confirmation that the separate seating did not happen and the... Continue Reading →

ABC District 2018 Convention Update #4

(insert drum roll here....) And the West Regional Pastor is.... https://www.facebook.com/lutheranchurch.canada/photos/a.448431991922194/1771854376246609/?type=3&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARD5uWlljFMZ_MRr79z8dnxT6jMRqTJ1HkjabISbyVAEu1newGBc031UNWDDwGc4lWfTPiwx1OYLA3G3elI_2o-aFMY_8W9uC11CVjWzU0mwODiLPq-q3ROXRXdVCNJPNjSIJjGhRS-sO3ZGbA0o8HfLt0DRoM550Al-N0AW5MpZU79KPbzVP_Sm1FuE3XANuloyUSEmFsgYKAneocxQ9Dd81VQ&__tn__=-R

CEF/DIL and the ASC: Save the Date

When the whole CEF / DIL fiasco became public back in Jan 2015, it was only a matter of time before the various government regulators weighed in on the matter. The first to publicly show their hand was the ASC - they investigated, documented what they found, determined their case, published their list of allegations,... Continue Reading →

O God, When Trust is Shattered

A hymn written for abuse survivors as posted to https://sojo.net/articles/o-god-when-trust-shattered. Posted in its entirety here. By Carolyn Winfrey Gillette 8-23-2018 Author's Note: This new hymn is in response to the latest news of abuse by clergy; it was written with input from survivors and counselors. The hymn also references Pope Francis’ Aug. 20 letter, using in particular: “If one member... Continue Reading →

CEF/DIL: When Silence Becomes Assent

On Jan 2015 when ABC District entered CCAA protection the world as LCC's membership knew it was turned upside down. In the time since then, the ABC District Task Force, the CEF Representative Action, and now the ASC have all painted the same picture in different ways - over the course of years District had misled church members... Continue Reading →

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