Tag: sexual abuse

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    “I’m doing the best I can to live out my faith as I understand it,” says Episcopal priest and Vanderbilt University chaplain Becca Stevens. “Love is the most powerful force for social change.” More

    August 13, 2010 | Comments

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    Watch more of our conversation on the Catholic Church, sexual abuse, divisions over health care reform, and questions about the church's moral authority.

    March 26, 2010 | Comments

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    A Mennonite pastor in Fresno, California says “even the worst of the worst of the worst are human beings, and they can change.” More

    January 29, 2010 | Comments

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    She started a support group for women with emotional problems and histories of sexual abuse, and she wants to earn degrees in social work and theological studies to help others like them. More

    October 23, 2009 | Comments

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    In Texas, the Court of Appeals this week (May 22) said state officials were wrong and not have enough evidence to justify removing more than 400 children from the compound of a polygamous sect.

    May 23, 2008 | Comments

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    In Canada, major Christian denominations are facing the possibility of bankruptcy because of multi-billion-dollar lawsuits by Indians. The charges grow out of past efforts by the churches and the government to integrate Indian children into Canadian society via mandatory schooling. The programs were widely accepted at the time, but Indians say they included physical, sexual and cultural abuse. More

    October 13, 2000 | Comments

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    As we cover the abuse of relationships between pastoral counselors and those who came to them seeking guidance and comfort, we hear personal tales of the sexual relationship that can develop between some clergymen and women in their congregations. This is a complex world in which the male pastor is often found guilty of abusing his power and the woman is usually, but not always, the victim. More

    June 19, 1998 | Comments