Wednesday, October 3, 2018

UU A Way Of Life ministries index - sex abuse by people in authority

  • Number of U.S. Catholic priests reported to U.S. Bishops for sexually abusing children between 1950 and 2016 = 6,721
  • Percentage of Catholic priests working between 1950 and 2016 officially reported sexually abusing children = 5.8%
  • Number of Supreme Court nominees accused of sexually harassing/assaulting women in last 27 years = 2
  • Percentage of 8 -11th graders reporting be sexually harassed/abused by teachers in 2000 = 9.6%
  • Number of complaints the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association of sexual abuse or misconduct in 20 years between 1994 and 2014 = 23
  • Number of the 23 complaints the UUMA "founded" = 21
  • Number of the 23 complaints the UUMA exonerated = 2
For more information about sexual abuse in Unitarian Univeralist congregations click here.


  1. Sex abuse is pervasive in our society. It is easy to point the finger at other groups of people. Before a finger is pointed, one should examine one's own group first and do what you can within your own group.

  2. As President Trump said yesterday that it is a hard time to be a young man in America because you can no longer abuse women without being held accountable. He should know.


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