on Tuesday, 3 June 2008 at 9.39 pm by Simon Sarmiento
categorised as Church of England
We reported earlier on the plan to publish guidelines on bullying in church contexts.
Last week, the Church Times had a news article by Ed Beavan Report urges Church to face up to its bullies.
The report is now available online and can be downloaded as a .doc file here. h/t Dave Walker who also had trouble finding it on the web.
thanks for this, I looked for it yesterday, but it didn’t show in the search results field… on the CofE website
This report has to be seen in the wider context. Lesbian, gay , bisexual and transgendered people and their supporters are bullied and oppressed by many with power in the Anglicans Churches. Fact. Gene Robinson and indeed TEC are being bullied (unsuccessfully). The whole Windsor-‘Covenant’ thing is an exercise in bullying. Robinson isn’t even invited to Lambeth –some listening process ! Look at how lgbt clery and ordinands are treated in the C of E these days. This and more is the context. Bullying bishops must be the first port of call –these things emante from where the power is… Read more »
Discrimination is the first station on the road to bullying.
Shoot, no more throwing hymnals at the trebles. Darn.
I am sorry for the anglican bullies. I was myself bullied by arrogant, self-righteous conservative bullies. I love them deeply but the trauma they put me through had me signed off work. I don’t agree with bullying, it is against what Jesus teaches. He tells us NOT to judge, NOT to cast stones, however, he also stands up and says when sin is sin, mostly to the religious teachers actually. I believe ideally God has made man and woman to be married, this is a beautiful and God given gift but I do not agree that it is ok to… Read more »