The National Council of Evangelicals in France strengthens its action to identify abuses and listen to victims from church contexts.
An independent commission documented cases since the 1950s. Eight in ten abusers were priests and most of the victims were boys aged 10-14.
“The ‘loverboy’ method is used to manipulate future victims”, says Anca Luhas. She works in Romania with eLiberare to raise awareness among young people and train frontline workers in detecting sex trafficking situations.
This Mexican activist turned politician has fought sex trafficking in Mexico for almost 20 years. “The known as black brothels are strategic points to take over a city”, she says.
A pastor in Orleans got a 12-month suspended prison sentence. He reported the crime too late, the court says. There is no secrecy of confession for evangelical pastors.
Stop abus aims to “make our churches more welcoming and safer”, says the CNEF. Evangelicals had already released a guide of good practices to fight sexual abuse.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office blames unrestricted access to pornography for “highly sexualised behaviour at very early ages” and “incestuous sexual offences”.
Spanish evangelicals launch a campaign to raise awareness about a practice that offers young women “easy money” but leads to situations of coercion and abuse.
Despite receiving requests from victims for 15 years, and a secret list of 700 accused pastors, the SBC Executive Committee refused to act on it.
In January, Brian Houston had already taken a leave to prepare his defence in a trial for allegedly covering up a sexual assault case involving his father.
A new law will allow those involved in the so-called sex industry to have employment rights. Advertising and inciting prostitution remains illegal.
His wife has also been sentenced to two years in prison. The Evangelical Federation ratifies its policy of “zero tolerance” for any hint of abuse in church contexts.
Portugal receives over 100 complains of sexual abuses in only five days. An independent report in Germany on the cover-up of sexual abuse in Munich has also been published.
In an in-depth interview, British pastor and author Sam Allberry analyses the debates around sexual identity, freedom of speech, marriage, and abuse in Christian contexts. Watch the video.
We talk to Salvador Martí, a Christian police officer and creator of a safeguardind workshop for children.
The crimes of around 3,000 priests since the 1950s were identified in an independent report published one month ago.
The President of Westphalia Church is the second woman to chair the EKD in its history. The 14 members of the EKD Council for the next 6 years were also elected.
The pastor was immediately dismissed. The Federation of Evangelical Religious Entities of Spain “categorically and forcefully condemns any case of sexual abuse”.
An interview with investigative journalist Julie Roys was one of the items of the Italian Evangelical Alliance annual event.
German police detain four men and shut down a dark web platform that had over 400,000 users from around the world.
The ministry encourages victims and current or former employees to provide any information they have. The UK branch of RZIM will also change name and sever ties with the global brand.
Most of the victims are minors and the abuses happened mainly in schools of the Roman Catholic order. “We want to learn to apologise for the abuses, for the culture of silence, for not dealing with the facts cleanly”.
A Christian who has worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with an international organisation says these kind of abuses are “a common practice in countries where there is impunity, and a rape and sexual exploitation culture”.
The government may present a law that sanctions the owner of the premises “where prostitution is practised”. Spain is one of the countries with the highest figures of sex trafficking.
Late Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women who worked in a spa he owned.