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Glossary

This section defines terms used in this report, in the context of their current usage in our Unitarian Universalist denomination.

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Pastoral Counseling

Individual counseling, informed by psychological and theological training, of persons who are survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse or Misconduct. Pastoral Counseling is a spiritual approach toward Healing, some essential steps toward which are described in the Truth to Power section of this report.

Perpetrator

A member of the Clergy who has engaged in sexual abuse of a Victim or Survivor.

Power

The moral authority inherent in a Minister's position in relation to a member of the Minister's community.

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Last updated on Friday, April 22, 2011.

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