UK Methodist Church Offers Apology for Past Abuse

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The Methodist Church of the UK has conducted a study to determine the extent to child abuse that occurred within the church and offered an apology for what they have found.

The UK’s Methodist Church has made a public apology after an investigation uncovered reports of nearly 2,000 alleged abusers – including 914 allegations involving sexual abuse.

An independent inquiry looked at the Church’s response to complaints and allegations dating back to 1950.

General secretary, the Revd Dr Martyn Atkins, said abuse was “a deep source of grief and shame to the Church”.

A law firm representing some of the victims welcomed the apology.

You can read the whole story in the BBC story.

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