Excellent Resource on Ministry Leader Abuse

The below resource was created by our friends from the For Such a Time as This rally. This resources contains information and frequently asked questions on the topics of clergy/minister abuse, different types of abuse, best practices in responding to abuse, information on how to report, and more.

Remarks by Christa Brown at the For Such A Time As This Rally

Wow. Look at all of you! Back in 2007, when David Clohessy and I stood outside the SBC annual meeting in San Antonio, just a few steps from the Alamo, there were 10 of us that day.  

Remarks by David Clohessy at the For Such A Time As This Rally

I’m honored, truly honored, to be among you. Thanks so much for having me here. By way of background, I was molested by a priest as a kid. So were four of my brothers. One of them went on to become a priest. And he went on to molest kids himself. And now you know why, for more than 30 years, I’ve been with SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.

Our 2018 Annual Report

We are pleased to release our 2018 Annual Report! Our movement has seen a lot of momentum, energy, and excitement in the past year and through it all SNAP leaders and volunteers have been there to help protect the vulnerable and prevent future cases of abuse.

Sample Letter for SOL Advocacy

Here is a sample letter that you can use when reaching out to your state representatives and encouraging them to take up the important issue of statute of limitations (SOL) reform. We have also included some helpful links to other information and resources you can use in your advocacy efforts.

Open Letter to Catholic Employees

Dear Catholic Priests, Deacons, Brothers, Nuns and other Employees,

Soon, according to Church policy, you will be a 'mandatory reporter,' required to tell your supervisors about any information or suspicions you have about known or suspected child sex crimes, the abuse of adults by clergy, or cover ups.

The Protect Every Child Initiative to Combat Child Sexual Abuse

For the past two years, Sam Young has led a one-man charge to reform the LDS church and to protect children within the Mormon faith. Now, Sam is taking his campaign nationwide and is urging everyone to take one of three simple actions that can protect EVERY child.

A Homily for Fr. Gary Hayes

Fr. Gary Hayes has gone home to the Lord.  I wish to express to his family sincere condolences on his passing.  While suffering with Cancer is extraordinarily painful, debilitating and frustrating, it brought Gary home to you because family is where we look for comfort.  Your brother once said, “What is most meaningful often comes from your worst suffering”. In his last suffering with cancer he found the most meaningful relationships, you his family.  He confided in me just a few weeks ago how incredibly happy he was to have rebuilt and strengthened his ties with each of you and how important those bonds were to his heart and to his healing.  He was eternally grateful for your love and incredible care.

In Memory of a Giant: A Eulogy for Fr. Gary Hayes

Our movement is filled with brave, eloquent survivors who have uttered lines at news conferences that fill me with pride and amazement. One of them is Fr. Gary Hayes. Or I should say “was.” Gary has passed away.

New Study Points to the Importance of Civil Justice for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

A new study has been released today from the Center for Justice and Democracy at New York Law School and the findings are important for survivors of sexual abuse and their advocates.

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