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Lord, how long shall the wicked triumph?....

How long shall they utter and speak harsh things?....
They break into pieces thy people....
Yet they say: "The Lord shall not see!"
(Psalm 94:3-7)

 

All About Collusion


Without the willingness of society to look the other way, and later to readily protect abusers from experiencing non-violent consequences of their horrendous acts, violence and abuse in all forms will continue to thrive. Yet, before confronting collusion effectively, we must be able to recognize it, understand it's origins, and comprehend the depths of the challenges it presents. Only then, will we not blame ourselves when others fail to join us.




Basic Facts About Collusion
Collusion - Just a Symptom
Striking Parallels and Contrasts
Beyond the Facts - A Twofold Treatment Approach
An Excellent Example: How Collusion Plays Out in Mission Circles
Three podcasts to address the "Wishful Thinking" of the Largest Protestant Denomination in the World: Southern Baptists' Bold 2008 Plan to Eliminate Child Abuse by Clergy:

SBC PODCAST #1

SBC PODCAST #2

SBC PODCAST #3

   

ONE CANNOT UNDERSTAND COLLUSION WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING THE POWER REQUIRED TO STOP IT. AS WELL AS THE POWER THAT IS USED WHEN PEOPLE COLLUDE.

Many perspectives on the dynamics of power can be found in Enlarging Boston's Spotlight

   
The Power of One Story
Other Side
Church Secrets We Dare Not Keep
Speaking the Truth with Love
Why Most Victims Never Come Forward
Appropriately Responding to Anger
More Myths - It's Not Just Catholic Minors and Protestant Adults
Getting It Right: An Exceptional Story from PCUSA


Added Challenges in Autonomous Congregations with Conservative Theology
(especially as illustrated in the Southern Baptist Convention)

The Collusion Act of Southern Baptists
Updates on Personal Case
Finding Circles of Trust
Another Baptist Story - Christa Brown
Ethics Daily Article - Southern Baptist Leaders Challenged to Get Tough on Sex Abuse by Clergy
Ethics Daily Article - Advocate says Baptists Slow to Confront Problem of Clergy Sex Abuse
Predictable Backlash: SBC President Questions Motives of Survivor-Advocate, Christa Brown
In the News
Dating Back to 1995: Dee Ann Miller Lays the Groundwork with Baptist Today Series (Intro to 8 articles)
    Article 1: Struggles with Cancer Teach Disciplines of Patience, Hope
Article 2: Churches Must Be Honest to Confront Sexual Abuse
Article 3: Denial and Ignorance Hinder Answers to Severe Problems
Article 4: 'Hold Hands in the Dark' with Victims of Violence
Article 5: The Kingdom Is Not Served by Self-Seeking Secrecy
Article 6: Christians Need Courage to Break the Silence Barrier
Article 7: Victim Asks: "What If's?" about Clergy Sexual Abuse
Article 8: 'A Mistake of the System' Calls Out for Compassion
Open Letter to Tara Dooley