January 26


07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

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Leeds Church Institute

Our first Book Club of 2021 will be discussing Catherine Beaumont’s book, Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

This book is for anyone involved in local churches, engaged in pastoral care or church leadership. It shows how churches can change behaviour towards adult survivors of sexual abuse to foster healthier, more inclusive communities for the benefit of all. The book includes stories based on real life experiences, which offer hope and guidance to enable the reader to imagine change in their own church.

‘Dr Beaumont delivers a powerful call for change. While churches continue to protect their reputation for righteousness-framing survivors as ‘problematic’-the damage of abuse is compounded. Her uplifting vision for Gospel communities that vindicate rather than scapegoat is modelled on God “who never comes against us”. Love in action.’

Rev Dr Susan Shooter, author of ‘How Survivors of Abuse Relate to God: the Authentic Spirituality of the Annihilated Soul’, who also gave a response to Catherine’s book at the launch, commending the book unreservedly.

We will send the Zoom link / Meeting ID out nearer the time to all who register.