Today Charles talks with Sister Alia Salem, Founder and Executive Director of F.A.C.E (Facing Abuse in Community Environments) about the much needed work to highlight issues of abuse in religious environments and hold leaders accountable for immoral and predatory behaviors.
In many churches, mosques and synagogues around the country, faithful practitioners look to their trusted spiritual guides for spiritual, financial, professional and moral guidance among other things. But what happens when those looking for help fall prey to leaders bent on satisfying their own personal, wordly agendas? Who holds them accountable? Where can people turn for help? Why is the problem so widespread? Just who are these victims of religious abuse and what might it look like in your own religious community?