Tapati (tapati) wrote,

A Small Sign of Progress

As I mentioned recently, child abuse in ISKCON has been discussed in Chakra, an online magazine for the Hare Krishna movement. Dhanurdhara Swami was mentioned as one of the past perpetrators of abuse in relation to the suicide comitted by one of his victims.

In all fairness, here is a link to Dhanurdhara's response and his account of his own efforts to make amends.

Perhaps if others would follow his example there might be some healing for the victims.

On my forum I continue to hear accounts from current devotees or devotees who have recently left the movement that child protection in ISKCON still leaves a lot to be desired. These issues need to be discussed openly if devotee children are going to be safe in the future.

I have had interactions with the Child Protection Office of ISKCON and I believe there are good people working there. They need adequate authority and funding, however, if there efforts are to succeed.
Tags: child abuse, iskcon, pedophiles
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