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 →

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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 →

Quote of the Day: Wade Mullen On Abusive Organizations

This tweet is for anyone that's tried to hold an errant organization to account. https://twitter.com/wad3mullen/status/970856276568825856 The reason this tactic works is because people are nice folks that want to work things out and inquiries of "can we discuss this?"  are usually met with "Of course! What's on your mind?" Ideally after a discussion of reasonable... Continue Reading →

Calling Church Leaders to Account

January 2015 was when everything changed for the members of Lutheran Church-Canada. People that had entrusted the church with their life savings, building funds, personal savings, retirement savings, and their sacred trust found out that a so-called "perfect storm" made it impossible for ABC District to honor the mounting withdrawal requests for their CEF and... Continue Reading →

Notable Quotes from Diane Langberg, PhD

Diane Langberg, PhD is a Christian psychologist working in the Christian community in cases of sexual abuse, PTSD, and psychological trauma. From her "About" page: Somewhere along the way God added pastors and leaders to my work as a Christian psychologist.Christian leaders burnt out, chewed up and tossed aside. I was tending to victims and... Continue Reading →

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