In June, the The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) was established.
Its 5 basic principles are
1. Full reparations for survivors,
2. Full disclosure of the crimes,
3. Repatriation of the dead,
4. Criminal prosecution of those responsible,
5. Preventative measures to ensure that the crimes against children end.
http://www.hiddenfromhistory.org/Rec...5/Default.aspxThe sponsoring organizations of the ITCCS include the Templemore Forgotten Victims of Antrim in Ireland, Survivors of Clergy Abuse of Australia, The Akha Heritage Foundation of Thailand, The Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared of Canada, Against Church Terror Coalition of America, SAPED and the Cultural Foundation Native Expressions of Canada.
Their first joint action will be in London to coincide with the pope's visit, later this month.
http://eightfiressociety.blogspot.co...-european.htmlTuesday, September 14, 2010 – Arrive in London, UK
Wednesday, September 15: 11 am Book Launch by K. Annett, downtown London - 7 pm Public Lecture by Tribunal members, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square (under auspices of The Secular Society)
Thursday, September 16: 11 am – Public Vigil for victims of the Roman Catholic church and Press Conference with Tribunal members – outside Westminster Catholic Cathedral
Friday, September 17: Participate in protests and vigils against Pope Joseph Ratzinger outside Lambeth Palace and Houses of Parliament – followed by possible evening conference of survivors of Catholic abuse
Saturday, September 18: Counter events to oppose public mass and vigil by the Pope – outside Westminster Cathedral and Hyde Park
Sunday, September 19: 11 am - Public walking vigil and procession to Westminster Cathedral and Abbey – laying of remains from church schools
With the political power that can be yielded by the church and individual states, it takes all those individuals who have been wounded, scared, broken and now, fearless, to come together to challenge such power.
Their search for justice, is truly a journey of courage and self-determination. I wish them well and support, in their fight for justice and truth.