Sunday, 16 February 2014

Salvation Army Victims

The Salvation Army should be commended for the Commissioner James Condon publicly stating that the Salvation Army no longer considers its reputation a priority when dealing with victims of child sexual assault. "The priority is the survivor, not protection of the Salvation Army" he told the Royal Commisson earlier this month. A new process is being trialled called 'People First' which provides an unreserved apology and a lump sum payment to victims.
However, it is disappointing that religious institutions who are meant to be moral and ethical institutions have had to be called to account by the setting up of a Royal Commission. Christian values clearly have only applied in the past to the religious within organisations not to the general public.

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