FIRST ANNUAL SPIRIT FIRE CONFERENCE ON ABUSE & FAITH

Spirit Fire Survivors Present

A Full Picture of Abuse in the United States Catholic Church

Virtual  -  Free  -  Hopeful

A Worldwide Learning Phenomenon

FRIDAYS 2020

20+ WEEKS


History & Personal Stories

Trends & Practical Guides

Current Research & Expertise

Paradigms for Reform  & Healing


CELEBRATORY

FIRST INAUGURAL EVENT

July 1, 2020

9 am to 12 pm Eastern

Our Family Story

Rebroadcasting:

Friday July 3, Saturday July 4


THEREAFTER

WEEKLY

ON FRIDAYS

Starting July 3, 2020

Ending December 31, 2020



WEEKLY BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Friday 9 am to 1 pm Eastern

Friday 3 pm to 7 pm Eastern for Asia/Pacific

Saturday 3 am to 7 am Eastern for Western Europe/Australia

Saturday 9 am to 1 pm Eastern

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Free

Confidential

Never shared, rented, sold, or otherwise released

Who Is Spirit Fire?

Spirit Fire is a Christian Restorative Justice Initiative promoting healing and reconciliation among individuals, families, parishes, communities

wounded by abuse of children or vulnerable adults. 

A Quick Look at Us

Spirit Fire

We are survivors of child sexual abuse by clergy (and others with authority in the Roman Catholic Church) who offer our suffering, recovery, and wisdom  as gifts to others in need of healing and reconciliation. We choose neither to deny the darkness of abuse nor to succumb to cynicism or despair. 

Our Mission

 We promote safety for all persons and support authentic healing and reconciliation among individuals, families, parishes, clergy, religious, other groups, and the Catholic Church.  

For Everyone

Abusers do not discriminate among victims whom they target, nor in  the harm they inflict. Neither do we withhold welcome to anyone. We welcome all to explore what we do and to find healing, affirmation, hope, and unconditional care - and we invite guests to do so when participating in Spirit Fire events.

A Safe Space

Spirit Fire cultivates authentic recovery person to person, heart to heart. Our community of fellow survivors and friends is comprised of both traditional and liberal Catholics, former Catholics, Christians, persons of all faith walks, and those who don't believe. Survivors and clergy and Catholic leadership - along with all other guests - are invited to a place that is safe for all.

Many Thanks to Our Conference Sponsors

Our Sponsors have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to Spirit Fire efforts to provide safe and trauma-informed ways to include survivors of clergy abuse, as well as survivors' loved ones, in the dialogue to promote healing and hope in the Church.