This statement discusses Philadelphia Monsignor being found guilty of child endangerment in a 2012 Philadelphia, Pa case and the key responsibilities of adults in leadership positions to prevent sexual violence.
This annotated bibliography features articles that address sexuality and sexual violence in religious text and related literature. It reviews research regarding clergy and sexual violence and faith-based responses as well as religious perspectives concerning sexuality and sexual violence.
The Philadelphia District Attorney released the report of the three year grand jury investigation of the clergy sexual abuse scandal in the Philadelphia archdiocese. The report gives a detailed analysis of how the Philadelphia archdiocese covered up sexual abuse by priests, and then moved the priests to knowingly allow them to continue to sexually abuse children, while protecting the church from scandal and lawsuits. Although the grand jury was unable to bring any formal charges against any priest or the archdiocese, they recommended eliminating the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse. They also recommend other changes in the law to allow for easier prosecution of church bodies in the future. Grand Jury Report: Philadelphia Archdiocese Clergy Sexual Abuse Scandal
This document is intended to aid sexual violence advocates in their advocacy efforts around sexual abuse in the clergy. With the ultimate goals being to prevent future sexual abuse and to advocate on behalf of existing survivors, this document includes 11 recommendations to influence church policy.
The fifth volume for this NSVRC publication! Featured inside: A Trip to the Rape Capital of the World, OCR Issues Decision in Harvard "Corroboration Rule" Case, Focus on Clergy Misconduct. Putting a Face to Rape. Six Elements to Public Advocacy . . . and more
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