abuse

  • August 6, 2011

    Some have read the President of Ireland's recent comments on the Vatican and the abuse scandal as an attack on the Roman Catholic Church. But in reality, says Savi Hensman, it reflects divisions within the church, bringing not only judgement but also the hope of renewal. It can also challenge Christians of all traditions to think more deeply about the responsibilities of the laity.

  • June 2, 2011

    The Egyptian authorities have been challenged to bring those responsible for ordering or conducting forced ‘virginity tests’ to justice promptly.

  • June 1, 2011

    Violence in the home is a “violation of God’s wish for humanity”, the Church of Scotland has been reminded in a hard-hitting report.

  • November 18, 2010

    Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov is continuing to campaign for an end to the practice of kidnapping brides in the restive southern Russian region.

  • October 5, 2009

    Successive governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina have failed to provide justice for thousands of women and girls who were raped during the 1992-1995 war, a new Amnesty International report reveals.

  • July 4, 2009

    In his inaugural presidential address to the annual British Methodist Conference, the Rev David Gamble has spoken of the need for the Church to be a ‘safer space’ for all people.

  • July 4, 2008

    Controversial new London Mayor Boris Johnson's deputy, a former Church of England minister, faces an enquiry into historic claims of inappropriate behaviour and financial misconduct, which he has dubbed "groundless".

  • December 12, 2007

    Following public criticism, several embarrassing cases resurfacing from the past and a painstaking subsequent review of procedure, the Church of England has published its "model protocol" for handling child protection cases.

  • October 30, 2007

    Following renewed criticism of its past practice, the Church of England has confirmed "the broad principles for a protocol for the systematic review of past child protection cases", following on from the Archbishop of Canterbury's announcement earlier in 2007.

  • October 16, 2007

    There is a continuing row between Amnesty International and the Vatican over access to abortion by women who have been abused and raped. Here AI explains its policy and contests representations of it by some critics and campaigners.