Justice in the Church
Liturgy of Lament

More than a decade ago, FutureChurch and a group of leaders helped develop the Liturgy of Lament.  It was created as a ritual to help members of the body of Christ name their feelings anger, disillusionment, sadness, confusion, etc. in a faith filled context with the hope of an encounter with the transformative Spirit of God. Such an approach would permit the authentic participation not only of those who were actual survivors of clergy sexual abuse, but also of those who were part of parishes whose pastors who had been removed because of accusations of clergy sexual abuse, of those who were friends of victims or the accused, and of any members of the wider ecclesial community who were suffering as a result of the disclosures of the past several months. The focus was to remain on the actual survivors of clergy sexual abuse, but at the same time be expansive enough to include others. 

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