Van zwijgcultuur naar zerotolerancebeleid

De reactie van kerkelijke autoriteiten op seksueel misbruik

Auteurs

  • Jacques Schenderling PKN

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54195/RS.12104

Abstract

The handling of complaints about sexual abuse of minors has troubled the Catholic Church in many countries for several decades. An important issue is the allegation that the church tried to hide abuse and to leave perpetrators without punishment. The commission that investigated the sexual abuse of minors in the Roman Catholic Church in the Netherlands (the Deetman Commission) is ambiguous in its answer to the question whether the church fostered a ‘culture of silence’ or not. Examination of the available evidence leads to the conclusion that external transparency had no priority, although pastoral, therapeutic and disciplinary measures were taken to stop abuse. These measures, however, often reinforced the already existing culture of silence. The recently introduced zero-tolerance policy of the church seems to promote external transparency, but it also raises new questions.

Biografie auteur

Jacques Schenderling, PKN

Jacques Schenderling is theoloog en ethicus en werkzaam als predikant (PKN).

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Gepubliceerd

01-05-2017

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Schenderling, J. (2017). Van zwijgcultuur naar zerotolerancebeleid: De reactie van kerkelijke autoriteiten op seksueel misbruik. Religie &Amp; Samenleving, 12(1), 5–21. https://doi.org/10.54195/RS.12104

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Received 2022-05-19
Published 2017-05-01