In this very interesting news item published on Premier Christian Radio, we are told that survivors and victims of abuse have just sent an open letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, urging him to implement a full-bodied Inquiry into the Church of England.
The Church of England’s track record has been embarrassing when it comes to addressing child sexual abuse within its community. Because of this, we held a debate in the House of Commons last year to highlight the need for the nation’s Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse to pay special attention to religious bodies and the extent of their involvement with child sexual abuse. There can be no question that these institutions need an independent and swift Inquiry – a significant number of schools and care homes were under the auspices of religious establishments during some of the worst periods for child sexual abuse.
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