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Survey for Victims of Spiritual Abuse

Some of my readers might be able to contribute to this.

Liberty for Captives

Rarely do I post anything which asks something of my readers. This is an exception, and you’ll see why.

The letter below is from Dr. Barb Orlowski, an expert on spiritual abuse whose book is on my Resources page. Barb is a trustworthy and professional colleague. She is doing some research and needs input from folks who have experienced spiritual abuse. Her survey is 26 questions long. You can visit her site and find the survey: it’s the bottom link on the right-hand side. It leads to a Word document that you download and then email back to Barb.

I wouldn’t post this if I didn’t think that the results of Barb’s survey will help a lot of victims of spiritual abuse. Here’s her letter:

Request for Survey Participants 2013


You are invited to participate in a new survey regarding those who have experienced spiritual abuse in your home…

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Facebook pages to “like”

I have something of a love/hate relationship with Facebook. One thing I like about it, though, is the convenience of following interesting social issues – usually environmentalist and feminist, for me – via the newsfeed.

Here are some pages that are worth “liking” and following. It’s really just the tip of the iceberg.

A Mighty Girl

Afghan Women’s Writing Project

Animals Australia

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Australian Conservation Foundation

Australian Folklore Unit

Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance

Australian Geographic

Australian Youth Climate Coalition

Beauty Is Inside

Body Ecology

Captain Paul Watson

Charter For Compassion

Edgar’s Mission


Listening Earth

Lock The Gate Alliance

New Internationalist Magazine


Patheos Progressive Christian Portal

Protect the Kimberley

Relevant Magazine

Ricki Heller (food writer)

Slow Food Melbourne

The A21 Campaign

True Activist

Welcome To Australia

Women Say Something

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Poem 23 of 30

There is no one without a place. Every name, face,
every mind has come into this world not into a void
but a space marked out by love or hate,
light or dark and
the confines or freedoms of their time.
It seems so simple to carve out a set of words:
labels that spell out a man’s past and destiny,
As if anyone were no more
than the terms we use to describe them.

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