Monday, February 28, 2011
Crimes Against Humanity
While truth and reconciliation commissions investigating child abuse in church run residential schools in Canada and Ireland continue to uncover rapes, murders and the ongoing community trauma from this horrible injustice, police and prosecutors on both sides of the Atlantic continue to provide cover for the church and state officials responsible. As Reverend Kevin Annett reveals on his website Hidden From History, reconciliation won’t happen until the whole truth is known and the perpetrators are prosecuted. As Annett observes, abuse is too soft a word for these brutal crimes.