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'Victims of sexual abuse can still turn to church'

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Amid the Moravian Sex Scandal, one group is appealing for victims of abuse to seek refuge in the church despite the immense backlash after a senior Moravian pastor was charged with a sex charge.

The Christian Brethren Assemblies Jamaica says it notes that the incident has caused many citizens to be experiencing deep feelings of hurt, distrust and betrayal toward the church community.  

However, chairman of the group's leadership and education committee, Byron Buckley, says victims of abuse should not be deterred by the actions of a few as they can find refuge in the church.


Chairman of Christian Brethren Assemblies of Jamaica, Byron Buckley

In a release last night, the Christian Brethren Assemblies said it is ready to offer moral support to the families affected by the Moravian Sex Scandal and other victims of sexual-violence.