Further Reading
News articles, blog posts, and visitor submissions

Churches Can Decide Who They Can Shun, by Joseph Brean, The National Post, 2018

The 2018 Supreme Court decision outlined in the article above may have an impact on clergy being bullied or abused by their church structure or congregations. Most of our work in Canada and printed on this website was originally predicated on the Court’s 1992 decision mentioned in the article, This newer court decision will now make it “open season” on clergy in Canada.

Nine Traits of Church Bullies by Thom Rainer, 2015
Does Bullying Happen in Our Churches? by Ian Paul, 2019
When the Bully is in the Pulpit — or the Pews, by David Brubaker, 2019
12 Reasons Why it’s Good to be a Church Bully by Erik Parker, 2014
A Church for All Seasons The United Church Observer 20 June 2000
Minister Quits Over “Clergy Abuse” Ottawa Citizen 14 June 1999
This makes it all worthwhile. A United Church minister who never gave up. An edited voicemail – May 3, 2009
Rural idyll where priest lived in fear of his flock From The Times, December 23, 2009
Clergy Killers by Lloyd Redigher PhD
How to Support A Bullied Minister by BALM
Letter re Minister wins $600.000.00 by Jay Brennan
Minister Settles Lawsuit
Ministers of Religion in England can now claim unfair dismissal
Amicus Union wins recognition for Clergy
A Holy Union by Paul Wilson of Saturday Night Magazine
Church Discipline: Doing What Comes Naturally by Prof M.H. Ogilvie. Presbyterian Record. Jan 1994
Fundamental Justice
Canadian Bill of Rights/Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Conflict survival strategy by Rev John Gould