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Observations by Dr. Valerie Hobbs on the recent Church Society report

Dr. Valerie Hobbs is a linguist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield, where she researches and teaches on religious language and other kinds of discourse. She is the author of An Introduction to Religious Language (Bloomsbury, 2021). Here she offers some brief but striking observations on the August 2021 Church Society report aboutContinue reading “Observations by Dr. Valerie Hobbs on the recent Church Society report”

Why did the Church of England ask us to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA)?

The Archbishop of Canterbury confirmed recently that the Church of England would not use Non Disclosure Agreements, but they seem alive and well in the form of Confidentiality Clauses. In January 2021, my vicar husband was asked by the Bishop of Derby to sign a NDA after being bullied out of St Peter’s Stapenhill byContinue reading “Why did the Church of England ask us to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA)?”

A guest post by David Brown

I’m a layman in contact with a few episcopally-abused clergy from different dioceses. The Church has defined a Code of Practice, covering the way the Clergy Discipline Measure is to be used. Tragically, the ministry of some targeted clergy has been demolished publicly by deviant processes. It is a cruel deviation, contrasting starkly with theContinue reading “A guest post by David Brown”

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