For the past few years, Restore Our Humanity and our partners have been working with and for survivors of sexual abuse within the confines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints a.k.a. the Mormon Church. We have spoken to and interviewed many survivors and survivor's family members and friends. From this we have gathered and documented an alarming amount of information and details regarding the concealment and veils of secrecy and whitewashing of how the Mormon Church has been complicit and even conspiratorial in covering and masking sexual abuse within its boundaries.
We know that the spectrum of sexual abuse in the Mormon Church extends to all possible junctures within the culture and the practices of the Church. These include:
We know that the leadership of the Mormon Church knows about these practices and they condone them. We know that Childhood sexual abuse has been correlated with higher levels of depression, addiction, guilt, shame, self-blame, eating disorders, somatic concerns, anxiety, dissociative patterns, repression, denial, sexual problems, and relationship problems. We know that part of the process of healing is for survivors to come forward, tell their stories and be believed in a safe and non-confrontational environment. We have found that when tell their stories and they are believed and supported, that it can literally change their lives.
We invite anyone who has been subjected to sexual abuse or RSA childhood sexual abuse within scope of the Mormon Church to come forward in a safe and protected environment, to be heard, believed and understood. We have found many survivors who wish to participate in our video project, who want to tell their stories in front of a camera can reach new levels of acceptance and healing by being in a positive and unanimous environment. We invite anyone who wishes to join our video project. For more detail, please click the link below.
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