Content Warning: This post contains content such as Child Sexual Abuse, Paedophilia, and Abuse by Clergy/Priests, which some might find distressing.
The Independent Inquiry in Child Abuse report
The Independent Inquiry in Child Abuse report was released on Thursday which courted quite a bit of media attention in the UK. The report looked at the unacceptable level of child abuse in the within religious organisations in the UK. It said that there are “shocking failings” and “blatant hypocrisy” in the way major UK religious groups handle child sex abuse allegations.
The report examined evidence from 38 religious groups with the UK including Jehovah’s Witnesses, Baptists, Methodists, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and non-conformist Christian denominations.
In this episode of our Video Podcast we looked at the way religious institutions cover up this abuse and how that has enabled child abuse to be perpetuated just to protect the image of those religious institutions. We welcome comments and any information you have regarding these issues.
The Atheism UK Podcast
We discuss the report and our position on the complicity of the church in our Atheism UK Podcast.
Recovering from Religion: Click Here To Visit Site
This is a great organisation that can help if you have been affected by religion. They have contacts within the UK
Atheism UK Website: www.atheismuk.com