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August 2019
News > Church news

Jonathan Fletcher banned from preaching over abuse allegations

Jonathan Fletcher, a leading evangelical figure within the Church of England, was banned from preaching following allegations of abuse, The Daily Telegraph has reported. The 76-year-old was stripped of his Church powers by the Bishop of Southwark in 2017 following complaints made to the church – Emmanuel Church, Wimbledon – where he used to…

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May 2019
News > International

LETTER FROM AMERICA: Southern Baptist Convention abuse scandal

In May 2018, the former president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Paige Patterson, came under the spotlight for mishandling cases of sexual assault at the seminary. The Southern Baptist Convention summarily terminated him from his position after investigating his role (Christianity Today, ‘Paige Patterson Fired by Southwestern’, June 2018). While this action won much…

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October 2018
News > Ethics

Ethics – Smyth death reignites abuse reports

Former barrister John Smyth QC, who had been accused of abusing boys attending Christian summer camps, has died at his home in Cape Town, South Africa. Mr Smyth had been wanted for questioning over abuse claims concerning boys at Winchester College during the 1970s and 1980s, following an in-depth investigation carried out by Channel…

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June 2018
News > Ethics

Ethics – Confidentiality putting girls at risk

Sexual health clinics’ privacy policies may be obstacles to protecting girls from sexual exploitation, a hard-hitting report has found. As reported in the Family Education Trust’s (FET) April bulletin, the Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board’s latest report has revealed confidentiality policies could even be helping the perpetrators carry out abuse without risk of pregnancy or…

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May 2018
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Pastoring a victim of abuse in the glare of the media

Pastoring a church member who has suffered childhood sexual abuse is hard enough. Doing so when the person in question has entered the national and international media spotlight is even harder. That is precisely what Jim Savastio has faced in recent months. Jim is the pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church of Louisville, Kentucky.…

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September 2017
News > International

International – Yazidi victims

Hundreds of Yazidi women and girls, rescued or freed when IS was pushed out of Mosul in Iraq, are struggling to recover after three years of sexual abuse. A hard-hitting report from the New York Times says that systematic sexual abuse has left many girls unable to move, with many falling into a deep,…

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