A Call to Recognise Spiritual Abuse

UPDATE – Following the coverage of the conviction of the Abingdon cleryman, the Revd Tim Davis, who was found guilty of spiritual abuse in late December 2017, and the report into Spiritual Abuse commissioned by CCPAS, Jayne wrote an article Are You Suffering From Spiritual Abuse? – ViaMedia blog, January 8th 2018

Spiritual Abuse - April 2017

On April 21st 2017 Jayne addressed the Royal College of Psychiatrists Spirituality Special Interest Group about the need to recognise Spiritual Abuse formally as a form of abuse.

An edited version of her speech was then published in their summer journal (Newsletter 43), which created much media interest:

Spiritual Abuse and the Church – BBC Radio 4 (listen at 5mins) (aired June 25th 2017)

Gay activist claims she was spiritually abused by evangelical churches – The Guardian, June 23rd 2017

Gay church activist calls for an end to “spiritual abuse” – The Times, June 23rd 2017

Gay Christian urges Church of England to end “spiritual abuse” and “conversion therapy” – Gay Times, June 23rd 2017

Gay Christian activist calls for an end to Spiritual Abuse and “conversion therapy” – Christian Today, June 22nd 2017

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