Survivors Call out Pope Francis over the discovery of 215 Indigenous residential school children buried without dignity.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. OTTAWA, CANADA: JUNE 1, 2021 As a founding member of ECA and a survivor of the notorious St. Anne’s residential school in Canada. Evelyn Korkmaz is calling for an official apology by His Holiness, Pope Francis for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the genocide of our people, culture, traditions, language and spirituality. Also, to take ownership and responsibility for its role in the recently discovered burial site on the Kamloops Indian Residential School grounds, which is proof of the horrific actions we witnessed as children. How many more burial sites will we find on these residential school sites? In support of Evelyn's call for justice, the Board of ECA (Ending Clergy Abuse) demand that the Catholic Church: Release all records regarding all the 139 residential schools across Canada, held by the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). Contribute financially with the government of Canada [...]
The Human Flourishing Program at Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, The Harvard Divinity School, and The Catholic Project at The Catholic University of America present The Inaugural, International, Interdisciplinary Symposium Faith and Flourishing in the Face of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Strategies for Prevention and Healing With a Keynote Address by the: Rev. Dr. Denis Mukwege, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate April 8–10, 2021 REGISTER HERE
ECA GLOBAL NEWS SPRING 2021 While governments and health care workers everywhere are working to get the global pandemic under control, ECA is not remaining silent but doing its part to hold accountable those who have violated the rights of children in church settings. ECA continues to be committed to seeking justice for survivors and being a voice for change. WORLD DAY FOR ABUSE PREVENTION APRIL 8, 2021: WORLDWIDE Show the World You Stand With Survivors on April 8 - World Day for Abuse Prevention Social Media Challenge. We hope you will join ECA and SNAP for the April 8 World Day for Prevention Social Media Challenge! We want to flood Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with posts showing support for survivors. Here's how you can participate. Challenge steps: Start the challenge by taking a photo of your feet, standing wherever you would like. Post the picture to Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook (in your normal post [...]
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LINK TO ECA'S JANUARY NEWSLETTER. https://archive.aweber.com/awlist4986531/FZ2ex ECA GLOBAL NEWS JANUARY 2021 THE "NEW NORMAL" Another year is ahead of us and 2021 has certainly brought with it several of the uncertainties and troubling features that lingered throughout 2020 as well as new challenges and opportunities. The phrase "the "new normal" has all of us seeking new ways of adjusting to life under the looming COVID-19 pandemic, such as working from home and safely connecting with family and friends through technologies such as Zoom and many social platforms. Governments and health care workers everywhere are scrambling to get the global pandemic under control and the dire need for the vaccine to be readily available, especially to those most vulnerable, is the urgent call. In the midst of all of this, ECA is still working to hold accountable those who have violated the rights of children in church settings and ECA is committed to seeking justice for survivors. ECA'S 4TH YEAR As [...]
Seattle archbishop is stonewalling push for more transparency of church sex-abuse cases, group contends.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Jan. 2, 2021. Paul Etienne took over as Seattle’s archbishop in 2019. An alliance of practicing Catholics say the archbishop has refused to discuss their call for a citizen-led review of the Seattle Archdiocese’s private records on clergy abuse. (Rebekah Welch / The Seattle Times). Lewis Kamb. Seattle Times staff reporter. Their ranks include ex-federal prosecutors, a retired judge, a one-time assistant police chief, even a former priest. But a group of prominent Catholics say they still can’t get an audience with Seattle’s new archbishop in their push to address the fallout of a lingering scandal. Members of Heal Our Church, a Seattle-based alliance of practicing Catholics who seek a public review of how the Roman Catholic Church’s worldwide sexual abuse scandal secretly festered within the parishes of Western Washington, contend they’re being stonewalled by Archbishop Paul Etienne. Since requesting a meeting with Etienne in January, group members [...]