UK Methodist Church apologizes for past sexual abuse cases

center_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Atkins said the church would “do all in its power to improve its systems to protect children, young people and adults from abuse within the life of the church and on church premises.”The report, published after three years of research, found 1,885 cases of sexual, physical, emotional and domestic abuse or neglect going back to 1950. In 26 percent of the cases, church ministers or lay employees were identified as the alleged perpetrators.The report said there were six ongoing police investigations stemming from the allegations.The Methodist Church is the latest religious group to face up to a past in which abuse by clergy and others in positions of power was ignored or covered up.There are about 200,000 Methodist Church members in Britain, where Anglicanism is the major Protestant denomination.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Comments   Share   5 treatments for adult scoliosislast_img

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