child abuse

  • January 31, 2012

    One of the nastier stereotypes about working class people is that they hit their children. Now, however, working class people are being blamed for not hitting their children enough. Politicians and columnists who are encouraging parents to smack their children are relying on prejudice and class stereotypes.

  • September 29, 2011

    As a new global initiative opposes child marriages, church-based centres in southern Kenya are providing havens for girls and community education.

  • 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 7, 2011

    Catholic bishops from across Asia are holding a summit on the impact of paedophilia' in the Church, saying abusive priests are not simply “a problem of the West”.

  • March 14, 2011

    Child sex trafficking, as further exposed in a new report, is a "national scandal", says the Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council.

  • December 30, 2010

    A question asked in the Irish parliament reveals that the Catholic Church has paid only a fraction of the compensation promised to victims of clerical abuse.

  • November 25, 2010

    The Nicaraguan authorities must eradicate rape and widespread sexual abuse of girls, Amnesty International has said in a new report.

  • October 8, 2010

    Fr Shay Cullen has led a rally of men, women and children in the Philippines. They called on the authorities to deliver justice for victims of sexual abuse.

  • October 6, 2010

    Northern Ireland victims of institutional child abuse will gather in Belfast on 7 October at a conference organised by Amnesty International to press for an independent inquiry.

  • September 15, 2010

    With sad predictability, the latest attempts to smear Peter Tatchell began before his documentary on the pope had been broadcast. But those Christians who attack him with questionable allegations need to answer the very real questions that he asks.