Spiritual Abuse: promoting healthy Christian cultures

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Tuesday 25 February 2020

18:00 light refreshments, 18:30 lecture

St Alphege Building Room 301, King Alfred Quarter, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, SO22 4NR

It is important that consideration and thought are given as to how to respond well to experiences of coercive control in religious contexts. A focus on healthy cultures promotes the prevention of such experiences in the future.

This lecture will explore the key characteristics of spiritual abuse, the impact of this experience and features of responding well. It will end with reflection on the hallmarks of a healthy culture and how work in the area should progress.

Dr Oakley is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Chester. She is also the Chair of the National Working Group for Child Abuse linked to Faith or Belief (CALFB) and the Church of England Task and Finish Group on Spiritual Abuse. Lisa has conducted research into issues of faith, safeguarding and abuse for the past 15 years. 


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