Simon and Caroline Plant from the charity Replenished Life spoke about Spiritual Abuse: Coercion and Control within a Religious Context – Recognising, Responding and Supporting Well within Healthy Cultures.
The conference took place September 24 and looked at recent research carried out in the UK (Oakley and Humphreys 2019) which has identified the characteristics of a healthy Christian culture. These include:
Replenished Life aims to be the leading multi-faith and inclusive support charity for abuse and trauma within faith. The charity works to equip faith organisations to understand and develop healthier safer cultures and to highlight the risks of belonging to an unhealthy faith culture. It offers appropriate sources of support if people do experience abuse and trauma within faith. The charity’s helpline has supported 450 people in the last four years.
Further information can be found at www.replenished.life
Pictured above are (left to right) Joan Wall, Parish Safeguarding Representative from Ely, Caroline and Simon Plant from the charity Replenished Life and Mick Thurley, Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator.