ECA GLOBAL NEWS. SUMMER 2021. SURVIVORS OF INDIGENOUS RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS IN CANADA DEMAND APOLOGY AND RELEASE OF RECORDS JUNE 2, 2021; CANADA. Ending Clergy Abuse, (ECA), a global network of clergy abuse survivors and activists, was horrifying to learn of the deaths and cover-up of 215 innocent indigenous children found buried on the residential school grounds at the Kamloops Residential School. The Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia was operated by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate up to 1969. St. Anne’s Residential School in Fort Albany, Ontario, was operated by the same Catholic Order. Evelyn Korkmaz, a founding member of Ending Clergy Abuse, (ECA), is a survivor of the sexual abuse endured at St. Anne’s Residential School in Fort Albany, Canada. There are 139 residential schools across Canada, and she reports that “although, we as residential school survivors have known of these burial grounds, we had no proof of [...]
THE TOTYA PLATFORM IN UGANDA. Baby Sharon's story (not her real names); The now 2 year old Sharon is the youngest client that we have, she was defiled by her mother’ boyfriend. Sharon mother Josephine separated with her husband in July 2020, (father to Sharon) due to both physical and emotional violence, in the effort to escape from all that, she met a new man, who became her boyfriend. He rented for her a house and gave her a small charcoal selling business to make life better for her, she seemed contented but this happiness didn’t last for long. In the month of October 2020, as Sharon mother had gone to buy some necessities from a nearby shop, the boyfriend took the opportunity of her absence and defiled the 18 months old child, on her arrival, she found the child in endless tears and wondered what could have happened, by [...]
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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