The Bishops of England and Wales have chosen Tuesday of the 5th Week of Easter as the Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse — 9 May 2023 — it is a day of prayer for those who have been abused in a season of hope and new life.
The Isaiah Journey has prepared a range of resources for prayer, action and reflection for use throughout the year which are launched on the day of prayer.
This guide is written for clergy, religious, and lay people within our communities, with experience of living faith, resourceful, gifted, and in relationship with one another on the ground. It seeks to support an active listening to the truth of the wound of abuse, the devastating effects on individuals, families, communities, and humbly to be part of the journey towards healing. This guide offers support in the space of pastoral care, theologically rooted in the Gospel imperative that we, as baptized persons, are called to live together as members of Christ’s Body.