Time to Build a Movement to Fight Child Sexual Abuse

As conversations about child sexual abuse are breaking through the public consciousness — from the Pope’s extraordinary summit to the buzz around the Leaving Neverland documentary that unveils Michael Jackson’s history of predation against children — I believe the time to build a movement to end child sexual abuse is now.

Child sexual abuse is a global public health pandemic that still struggles to see the light of day. This is evident by the Catholic Church which, despite a decade of exposure, action and pledges of transparency, is still fielding fresh accusations of clergy abuse today, prompting the Pope to call a historic summit.

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