- Start date: 2 January 2022
- End date: 31 May 2024
- Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council
- Primary investigator: Gordon Lynch, University of Kent
- Co-investigators: Johanna Stiebert, University of Leeds, Linda Woodhead, King’s College London, Lisa Oakley, University of Chester
- External co-investigators: Richard Scorer, Justin Humphreys
Partners and collaborators
University of Alabama (USA), University of Auckland (NZ), Trinity College (Auckland, NZ), University of Otago (Dunedin, NZ), Kyambogo University (Uganda), NGOs and charities working with survivors of abuse
This is the first project of its kind to undertake a major inter-disciplinary study of institutional, policy, professional and individual issues in relation to abuse across a wide range of religious traditions.
It explores distinctive aspects of the experience and effects of abuse in this context - as well as processes of repair, restitution and recovery - using survivor experiences and insights as the basis of investigation.