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Presbyterians face lawsuit for abuse in mission field

December 17, 2010

The Presbyterian Church (USA) is facing a lawsuit by a man who alleges that he was abused as a teen in a denominational boarding house in the Congo. At the time, his parents were serving as missionaries in a remote area of the nation.

In October, the Presbyterian Church’s Independent Abuse Review Panel issued a report on the abuse of children of missionaries. The panel examined “131 [allegations] involving 81 possible victims and 47 alleged offenders at mission schools in Cameroon, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Kenya, Zambia, and Thailand.”


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