Baylor University'sClergy Sexual Misconduct webpage provides information and resources for survivors, congregations, religious leaders, and researchers who want to understand and prevent clergy sexual misconduct with adults.
When a Leader Falls
This pastoral letter from a clinical psychologist offers advice to a newly appointed minister or church leader about how to help heal the wounds when a predecessor's misconduct tears a congregation apart.
Gaede, B. A., ed. (2006). When a Congregation Is Betrayed: Responding to Clergy Misconduct. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute. This comprehensive resource addresses the spiritual,
psychological, and emotional dimensions of clergy sexual misconduct and its
aftermath, and outlines the roles and responsibilities of congregational and
judicatory parties, appropriate responses to misconduct, and steps toward
(Survivors Network of those
Abused by Priests)is the largest,
oldest and most
active support group for women and men wounded by religious authority
(priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns and others). SNAP is an
and confidential organization, with no connections with the church or
officials, and is a non-profit, certified 501 (c) (3) corporation.
Broken Rites Victim Support Groupis
an Australian non-denominational support group for people who have been
sexually, physically or emotionally in religious institutions such as
parishes, church schools, church youth clubs and
church-affiliated children's homes. The offenders may be priests,
religious brothers, church-school teachers, lay officials or other
Confronting Collusion in Churches
is a website authored by Dee Ann Miller, and is unique because it primarily offers insights into collusion, rather than
the primary abuses of perpetrators.
Educating to End Abuse is a grass-roots effort based in
Wichita, Kansas that
provides information and education with the goal of ending the abuse of
children and adults by religious leaders.
FaithTrust Instituteis a national,
multi-faith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach
that is working to end sexual and domestic violence by providing communities and
advocates with tools and resources to address religious and cultural issues
related to abuse.