A GLOBAL CONTEXT is the first set of episodes in The Spirit Fire Global Broadcast on Abuse and Faith.
By examining A GLOBAL CONTEXT we see more clearly the failures and challenges and progress made in the Catholic Church in the United States, compared to the full global Church -- the Universal Church.
A GLOBAL CONTEXT looks at the worldwide issue of human rights as embodied in the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights; at the contemporary practice of promoting child protection (and the protection of vulnerable adults) in the Catholic Church worldwide; and, at the history of sexual abuse in the Church which involved, at some points of human history, norms and declarations that were intended to pertain to large swaths of territory in the past.
Gain working knowledge of global issues, obstacles, and approaches in promoting child safety in the Universal Church
1: Across the Globe: The Advance of Human Rights in the Digital Age
2: Safeguarding in the Church Universal
3: A Brief History of Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church
Matthew Daniels, JD, PhD, is a leading international human-rights advocate who promotes the use of digital media as a means of advancing human rights and freedoms - including those of children - around the globe. As we call to mind the suffering around the world, learn how technology and storytelling are being blended to disrupt entrenched human-rights violations in every region of the world.
Released February 28, 2021
Rev. Hans Zollner, SJ, is the President of the Centre for Child Protection of the Pontifical Gregorian University. He travels the world training bishops, clergy, and other ministries in theology, morality, and best practices in protecting minors and vulnerable adults. His life mission is to advance safeguarding throughout the Roman Catholic Church Universal - in every culture and in every region on the planet.
Released March 7, 2021
Rev. Stephen J. Rossetti, Phd, DMin, is a bestselling author, educator, and psychologist, He teaches at the Catholic University School of Theology and Religious Studies, recently launching the American-based degree programs like those offered by the Centre for Child Protection. He was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and now serves as chaplain of the Washington Nationals.
Released March 20, 2021
With sixty episodes scheduled through Easter 2022, yourself personally and your family, friends, parish, or community will have a wealth of needed information to address the impact of sexual abuse in the Church and in our world.
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