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Pledge for Change

We have all read disturbing accounts of child abuse inside the wider Church and also stories about leaders who have been involved in cover-ups to protect their reputations. Thirtyone:eight have pledged to Make Change Happen, and we have joined them.

As River Church, alongsideThirtyone:eight, we pledge to:

  • Speak up about the injustice of abuse and the need to change
  • Put survivors first and listen to victims and survivors, putting their needs first
  • Conceal nothing, so that when abuse is disclosed, it will be brought into the light
  • Take responsibility and acknowledge that abuse happens in all cultures
  • Make Change Happen - we will take active steps towards change
  • Hold each other accountable and challenge poor practice wherever we see it
You can read more information about this pledge here. Please stand with us and help to be part of the change.

If you would like to talk to someone about abuse you have suffered, or you are concerned that someone you know may be suffering abuse, please contact and know you will be listened to and treated sensitively and appropriately.
Liz Linton, 19/11/2020