Violence, Memory, and Religion among Survivors of Clerical Sexual Abuse
Lecture by Robert Orsi, Northwestern University
Abstract: Robert Orsi will address the many ways in which those survivors of clerical sexual abuse who remain connected to the Catholic Church understand the impact of that trauma on their lives and their relationship to God. What theological, psychological, historical and anthropological frameworks do they find most helpful in understanding and dealing with that experience? And how do scholars of religion think about the experience of violence perpetrated by the clergy and those in religious authority?
Wednesday, April 4 at 5:00pm to 6:15pm