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rright  Clergy Abuse 
Documents the accountability of bishops as relates to the sexual abuse crisis in Catholic Church.

SNAP - Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP'S healing model - that both survivors and the institution that hurt them must be healed - focuses on helping individuals and changing the church that allowed the abuse.

Road to Recovery
Founded by former Archdiocese of Newark, NJ, Catholic priest Robert M. Hoatson and retired priest of the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey, Msgr. Kenneth E. Lasch, R2R is a non-sectarian organization that has helped approximately 3,000 survivors begin the healing process from the effects of sexual abuse.

rright  Education
The Church in the 21st Century
Boston College's programs and events on "Being Catholic"

Documents of the II Vatican Council

rright  New Jersey Dioceses
Diocese of Paterson
Archdiocese of Newark
Diocese of Trenton
Diocese of Metuchen

rright  Small Intentional Communities
The Inclusive Community
Sophia Inclusive Community

rright Other links of interest
Groundswell is a growing online community of more than 200,000 people who believe faith can be a force for good in the world.

Progressive Christianity
Progressive Christianity is an open, intelligent, and collaborative approach to the Christian tradition and the life and teachings of Jesus that creates a pathway into an authentic and relevant religious experience.

Father Lasch

Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council
The Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council has a mission to facilitate regular interfaith meetings in order to make way for the building of bonds between a community of different faiths and to respect the inclusion and encourage welcoming of others regardless of faith, race or disability and to be proactive on social issues.

rright  Other VOTF Affiliates
VOTF Bridgeport, CT

rright  Reform Groups
American Catholic Council
A movement bringing together a network of individuals, organizations, and communities to consider the state and future of our Church.

Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church
Dedicated to bringing about stuctural change in the Church.

Call to Action
Catholics working together to foster peace and justice.

Catholic Organizations for Renewal
A coalition of Catholic groups, inspired by Vatican II, to further the reform and renewal of the Catholic Church, and to bring about a world of justice and peace, reflecting the sacredness of all creation.

Future Church
National coalition of parish-centered Catholics who see full participation of all baptized Catholics in the life of the Church.

Corpus USA
A ministerial community

Women's Ordination Conference
A voice for women's ordination in the Roman Catholic Church

Pax Christi USA
The national Catholic peace movement

Dignity USA
Gay, lesbian, bisexual & Transgender Catholics

rright  For Alternative Giving
Catholic Charities USA

A micro-lending organization

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