Spiritual Resources

AdultsAbusedByClergy.org – It’s A Crime, Not an Affair (State Laws)

AEPPP Associates in Education and Prevention in Pastoral Practice North Kingstown, RI

After Pastor Churches – After-pastor churches are defined as local churches where a previous clergy violated the trust, sexually abused, molested or harassed members of the congregation or community.

MINCAVA (Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse) Bibliography of Sources on Sexual and Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community: The mission of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) is to support research, education, and access to violence related resources.

Baylor University: Clergy Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Prevention

Christians in Recovery: Christians in Recovery® is a group of men and women who are dedicated to personal one-on-one sharing of faith, strength and hope as we live each day in recovery.

Christian Recovery International: Helping the Christian community become a safer place for people recovering from addiction, abuse, or trauma.

Clergy Sexual Abuse: Survivor Stories: This website is a chance for clergy abuse survivors to “tell the world” what has happened to them, and what is, in many areas, still happening – often with the church’s tacit consent.

Clergy Sexual Abuse in Australia: This page is designed by and for survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Australia. It contains no religious icons, out of respect for those of us who cannot yet separate the symbols from the pain associated with them. The only symbols used are that of a flower and a butterfly.

Spiritual Abuse Sanctuary: Collusion in the Church: This blog was started to be a resource for those who’ve experienced spiritual abuse in churches, the Internet, and/or spousal abuse.

Wholeness Counseling: (Colorado) This page focuses on empowering people to have healthy relationships first with God, then self, then with others. If you are looking for a supportive, authentic, and real leaders to assist you in transforming your life, your business, or your family, please contact us.

Confronting Collusion in the Faith Community: A source of empowerment and education for survivors, church leaders, and survivor advocates struggling with clergy sexual abuse, domestic violence, and incest.

Behind the Pine Curtain: The web site exists to validate the experiences of victims of sexual and other misconduct at Saint John’s. The damage (psychologically, spiritually, physically and/or sexually) can be devastating. Validation is sometimes all that is necessary to interrupt the cycle of pain, frustration, and harm that victims do to themselves — and sometimes to others.

Bishop Accountability: For true “bishop accountability” to occur, two things must happen: 1) there must be a full “account” of the bishops’ responsibility for the sexual abuse crisis, both individually and collectively, and 2) bishops who have caused the abuse of children and vulnerable adults must be “held accountable.”

Bishop Accountability – Database of Accused Priests: This database provides convenient access, for law enforcement and other interested persons, to the names of all U.S. Catholic clergy accused of sexually abusing children and/or possessing child abuse images, commonly referred to as child pornography.

Bishop Accountability – Archive of Franciscans Sex Abuse in the Province of St. Barbara: This page provides the entire archive – over 8,500 pages of priest files and other documents – obtained by survivors of sexual abuse committed by Franciscan priests and brothers, as stipulated in nonmonetary provisions of a May 25, 2006 settlement.

Bishop Accountability – Whistleblowers: BishopAccountability.org is pleased to present the first database of church whistleblowers – priests, men and women religious, and other church employees and volunteers who reported colleagues to church or civil authorities and fought their superiors’ concealment of abuse.

BostonCatholic.org: The Archdiocese of Boston’s commitment and responsibility is to protect children and to ensure that the tragedy of sexual abuse is never repeated in the Church.

Darkness to Light – End Child Sexual Abuse: This program raises awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.

FaithTrust Institute: FaithTrust Institute is a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence.

Interfaith Sexual Trauma Institute (ISTI) promotes the prevention of sexual abuse, exploitation, and harassment through research, education, and publication. In the area of sexuality, ISTI offers leadership, gives voice, and facilitates healing to survivors, communities of faith, and offenders, as well as those who care for them.

Jean Fitzpatrick’s Pastoral Psychotherapy: Up-to-date research reports and reflections integrating human growth and spirituality. Advice on choosing a therapist, news about upcoming workshops, excerpts from her books, a handy guide to pending Congressional mental-health legislation, and some unusual links.

Just for Today Meditations: Just For Today Meditations was formed so that there would be one stopping place for all meditations.

Locusts and Wild Honey An Anglican newsletter for survivors of family violence, sexual, and ritual abuse and their friends.

The Survivors of Clergy Abuse Linkup – Sexual abuse and exploitation of believers by their spiritual leaders is an unfortunate fact that can be found in all sects and denominations of all the religions in the world. The Linkup is a victim/survivor advocacy group dedicated to the fight for justice, prevention and the healing of victims.

Missionary Kids Safety Net – Their mission is to call evangelical mission agencies and their supporting churches back to the Biblical mandate to establish justice and healing – especially in those cases where the church has wounded its own missionary children.

Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance – The Beast Is Silent (A personal story by “Michael” a survivor of clergy abuse)

Our Daily Bread Devotional

Overcoming Sexual Abuse – Find Your True Beauty…In Christ

Persevering – Dedicated to Christian male and female survivors of sexual abuse and those who walk alongside them in their healing journey.

Psychology Today – Priest Abuse: Male Compared to Female Victimization Impact

Pokrov.org – A site for victims of abuse in the Orthodox Church

RAINN – Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network: RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Reformation.com – The Protestant Reformation A website listing clergy sex scandals within the Protestant Church.

Relationship and Personal Development Center

SafeHorizon – Moving Victims of Violence From Crisis to Confidence

StopBaptistPredators.org

The Shalom Center – The Shalom Center is an interfaith resource addressing spiritual issues of people affected by trauma. We work with primary victims, as well as with those who work with them, or who love and befriend them. We offer spiritual direction, groups, workshops, individual and group retreats. For more information or to be placed on our mailing list, email us at marms1@hpi.net , fax us at 719-495-9069, or call at 719-635-1916.

SNAP – Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests: SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is a self-help group that supports people who have been victimized by clergy, and helps them try to pick up the pieces of their lives, heal and move forward.

Stop It Now! – Together We Can Prevent Sexual Abuse of Children

Sexual Abuse/Child Abuse Among Jehovah’s Witnesses – A resource for people who have been abused by Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Tamar’s Voice – Tamar’s Voice helps victims who have been sexually exploited by clergy to establish a support system.

The Upper Room
Healing and Wholeness Ministry

UM Sexual Ethics – Raising Awareness, Preventing Sexual Abuse, Promoting Healthy Boundaries, Bringing About Justice & Healing: How the Church Defines Sexual Misconduct: As stated in the UMC Book of Resolutions, “Sexual Misconduct within ministerial relationships is a betrayal of sacred trust. It is a continuum of sexual or gender-directed behaviors by either a lay or clergy person within a ministerial relationship (paid or unpaid).

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