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Baylor University's Clergy 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 recovery.


SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) is the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious authority figures (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns and others). SNAP is an independent and confidential organization, with no connections with the church or church officials, and is a non-profit, certified 501 (c) (3) corporation.  

Broken Rites Victim Support Group is an Australian non-denominational support group for people who have been abused 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, ministers, religious brothers, church-school teachers, lay officials or other church personnel.


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 Institute is 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.

The Silent Majority: Adult Victims of Sexual Exploitation by Clergy is a website established to share informational resources for victims and advocates of victims of clergy sexual abuse.

Tamar’s Voice is a religious non-profit organization whose mission is to provide encouragement and information to those who have been sexually abused by members of the clergy.



Blodgett, B. J. (2008). Lives Entrusted: An Ethic of Trust for Ministry. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press.

Gula, R. M. (2010). Just Ministry: Professional Ethics for Pastoral Ministries. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press.

Reasons, J. A. (2010). “A Minister’s Code of Ethics: A Higher Level of Commitment and Conduct.” Enrichment Journal. Published online at http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200404/200404_102_code.cfm

Trull, J. E.  & Carter, J. E. (1993). Ministerial Ethics: Being a Good Minister in a Not-So-Good World.  Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers.  

Trull, J. E.  & Carter, J. E. (2004). Ministerial Ethics: Moral Formation for Church Leaders, 2nd Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.  

Young, R. J. (2010). “Ministry and Ethics in Crisis: Implications for 21st-Century Ministers.” Enrichment Journal. Published online at http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200404/200404_016_crisis.cfm

 
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