Marginalizing the Abused: Six Ways Survivors Are Treated As Insignificant / Religion News Service

The heartbreaking reality is that the marginalization of survivors is all too common in the Christian community. I have encountered many abuse survivors who want nothing to do with Jesus because of being marginalized by the very community they had hoped would care most, the Church. Just like the Priest and Levi in the parable of the Good Samaritan, we are often so quick to embrace ‘rationale excuses’ for why we walk away. When we do this, we marginalize the very lives that God sees as beautiful and infinitely valuable. When we do this, we marginalize Jesus.”

By Boz Tchividjian, Religion News Service — Click here to read the rest of this article.

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  1. #1 by Mia Thriver on October 3, 2014 - 1:07 AM

    I blogged about this too! http://miathriver.com/marginalizing-abused/ It is soooo spot on!

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  2. #2 by glorybe1929 on March 21, 2014 - 8:02 PM

    This,is a Normal phenominem for the Catholic hierarchy! Sadly we have found this out but so good that we have! But we, as thinking, free people , are totally
    taken aback by this lack of Christian love for the innocent abused (by their very own clergy, trained by them , ) Thanks to INSTANT COMMUNICATION( through the internet) they can no longer hide these atrocious sins against humanity.

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