Synopses & Reviews
"An important, readable book". -- Booklist
An ethical and pastoral examination of the social and religious roots of sexual violence and the consequences of silence.
Marie Marshall Fortune, executive director of the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence, courageously examines a subject too long surrounded by silence, a silence she broke in this classic book. Part One focuses on developing an ethical stance so that religious communities can respond with effective compassion. Part Two provides a pastoral perspective for those who respond to victims or offenders.