During our original crowdfunding campaign, we successfully raised £4,210 thanks to 101 wonderful supporters. We are now continuing to accept donations to help us to keep working on further projects to respond to the Church of England's abuse crisis. Find out more about our original plans below.
We are seeking £3000 to publish a dynamic collaborative book speaking to the Church of England. Contributors include survivors, academics, theologians, commentators, lawyers, leading church figures.
Funding breakdown: £1000 publishing costs, £1300 publicity, £700 Kindle & fees = £3000 Total
Any profits will go to MACSAS (Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors). No contributor is being paid. We are offering the work in the hope of seeing meaningful and critical change in the Church of England’s pastoral, structural, and psychological response to victims and survivors of abuse.
The book will include a wide variety of themes, with some stories and interviews. It will also feature some real letters sent to Lambeth Palace, House of Bishops, and Synod during the past few years.
Contributors include Jo Kind, Gilo, Matt Ineson, Janet Fife, Phil Johnson, Jayne Ozanne, Dr Linda Woodhead, Graham Sawyer, Dr Martyn Percy, Bishop Alan Wilson, Stephen Parsons, Rosie Harper, Simon Barrow, Martin Sewell, Richard Scorer, David Greenwood, Ian Elliott, Dr Adrian Hilton, Peter Hitchens, Andrew Graystone, Josephine Stein, Rupert Bursell.
Some of these names won’t be familiar to many – but to anyone with an understanding of abuse in Church of England context this represents a recognisable though not comprehensive line-up of writers in this field.
The book will be published by Ekklesia http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/ and edited by Janet Fife and Gilo with help from Simon Barrow our publisher. Your donations will be sent to the publisher who has kindly agreed to manage the project.
Everyone who donates £3 or more will be credited in the back of the book. If you'd like to donate without being named - please donate anonymously. If interest in this project and generosity towards it exceeds our target – surplus will go towards a ‘House of Survivors’ conference workshop with some of the contributors as guest speakers. We'd hope to invite some members from the House of Bishops and House of Laity and other Synod members to take part in this.
Thank you for any help you can give to make this book happen quickly.