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All articles & reviews tagged with child-abuse

Review

October 2020
Reviews > Book

The Creaking on the Stairs: Finding Faith in God Through Childhood Abuse

This is a theodicy with a difference! There are many books written on the question of why God allows suffering, but few are as personal and painful as this one. Beginning with the author’s conflicted emotions on learning that the woman who had repeatedly abused him as a child had died, his experiences are…

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July 2019
Reviews > Book

Breaking the Silence on Child Abuse

As a boarder in a cathedral school, Robert Stevens was abused by several of the masters. In this book he gives a very brief account, without explicit detail, of what happened. It was then some decades before he began to address the damage done to his development and personality. He speaks of injury to…

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News

November 2018
News > Ethics

Churches – German RC child abuse

More than 3,700 children in Germany were assaulted by Roman Catholic priests between 1946 and 2014, with one in six cases involving rape. Researchers from three German universities found that 1,670 clerics were involved. The head of the Catholic Church in Germany apologised ‘for all the failure and pain’ following publication of the report…

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News

June 2017
News > Ethics

Shocking disclosures for Christian churches

Churches in England, Scotland, South Africa and Zimbabwe have been left reeling by several devastating disclosures within the last few months. These forcibly remind us that every professing Christian must truly have been born again and strive to live close to Christ in holiness of life, lest we bring dishonour upon our Saviour and…

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Article

November 1999
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Child Protection and The Church

The issue of ‘child protection’ may seem too remote for Evangelical churches to worry about. After all, an ill-treated child comes to our attention so seldom that we would be overreacting to give the subject any priority. But is that really the case? What would you do? What would you do, for example, if…

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