The Church of England has been marred by a large number of cases of sexual abuse, many of which were swept under the carpet in the past. They have suddenly come to light.
As well as that there have been many cases of spiritual abuse, which is clearly much harder to define. That can merge into straight bullying.
Victims include parishioners and clergy junior to others who are shoved around by hierachy or their immediate bosses in a parish, whether as curate or team vicar. I can give examples where the issue was left unresolved and victims expect to man up and get on with or allowed to disappear. It can be complicated by perpetrators lying.
This has been a long running sore in the life of the Church of England and few have had the nerve to blow a whistle.
This blog highlights several vital issues and hopefully will make an impact