Spiritual Abuse and Healthy Christian Cultures with Dr Lisa Oakley
takes place on Thursday 14 February 2019.
Lecture Practical Details
The lecture, Spiritual Abuse and Healthy Christian Cultures, takes place at the University of Winchester.
The provisional start time is 6pm (exact start time to be confirmed). The address is The Stripe, King Alfred Quarter, Sparkford Road, Winchester SO22 4NR
A Controversial Subject
Spiritual Abuse and Healthy Christian Cultures is a controversial topic but it is important that consideration and thought are given as to how to respond well to experiences of coercive control in religious contexts. A focus on healthy cultures promotes the prevention of such experiences in the future.
Aims of the Lecture
This lecture, Spiritual Abuse and Healthy Christian Cultures, will explore the key characteristics of spiritual abuse, the impact of this experience and features of responding well. It will end with reflection on the hallmarks of a healthy culture and how work in the area should progress.
Dr Lisa Oakley
Dr Oakley is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Chester. She is also the Chair of the National Working Group for Child Abuse linked to Faith or Belief (CALFB) and the Church of England Task and Finish Group on Spiritual Abuse. Lisa has conducted research into issues of faith, safeguarding and abuse for the past 15 years.
Early places for this Lecture, Spiritual Abuse and Healthy Christian Cultures, can be reserved by emailing [email protected]