Over the years, our group has also heard from more current and former seminarians and seminary staff about clergy sexual abuse, misdeeds and cover ups. Sadly, many are in fear of losing their jobs, status or careers if they 'blow the whistle.' Still, we encourage everyone - inside and outside the church - to find the courage to come forward and share what they know.
If deeply wounded victims of clergy sexual violence can find their voices, so too can betrayed seminarians and other church staff. Collectively, we are making both the church and our society safer for all. But it takes continued courage.
CONTACT: Zach Hiner, Executive Director ([email protected], 517-974-9009)
(SNAP, the Survivors Network, has been providing support for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings for 30 years. We have more than 25,000 survivors and supporters in our network. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)