About Clergy Support Network
This work began in secret in the early 1960s. Later, when this project went public, we took the name of Clergy Abuse: A Study on Nov. 20 1982.
This was done:
- To protect Casey from reprisals by church bureaucrats in the system of the United Church of Canada.
- It was to reflect Casey’s expanding work of education and advocacy.
- Another focus continues to be to remind various denominations that the principles of natural justice were to be followed in their dealing with clergy.
- To teach clergy that the traditions they serve would not view them as employees under the law.
- It also put churches on warning that their treatment of their clergy is being monitored.
Thus we continue to monitor the incidence of what the literature calls “church fights” and “forced out firings” of clergy.