The epidemic of clergy misconduct is not only the abuse itself, but the Silence that enables the abuse to continue to exponentially harm people. While perpetrators will always exist, the damage they do can be diminished and halted with a way to break through the Silence that protects power.
The wise never make a decision when under duress. Time will tell. We will see what unfolds.
Today the colonizing spirit leads Christian conferences to flash all (or nearly all) white speaker lineups without a blush, promote white worship music as the gold Christian standard around the world, and build mega churches in the mold of mega malls and amusement parks that serve hundreds of thousands music and scripture disconnected from parishioners’ local contexts and needs.
Through a series of actions, clergy and moral activists will speak out — and risk arrest through civil disobedience — to demonstrate moral dissent over the health bill under consideration in the Senate.