“To prevent abuse and coverups, the church needs to empower laypeople.”
— Episcopal Bishop Sean Rowe, The Christian Century. August 31, 2018.
Excerpt: “A hierarchical system that lacks a transparent means of accountability will invite abuse regardless of how ‘good’ the people who populate that system might be. Until we create rigorously accountable and transparent structures that involve the laypeople of the church at every level, abuse will flourish.”