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Holding Buddhist Organizations Accountable for Abuse – Exploring Legal Consequences

Drawing on her extensive work with survivors of abuse by spiritual teachers, Carol Merchasin presents the law as a strategy for holding not just teachers but also organizations accountable for their role in enabling abuse. This far-ranging conversation explores the relative benefits to survivors and to society of criminal versus civil legal options, the ethical implications of using donor funds to pay survivors of abuse, and the power of lawsuits to prompt changes to the organizational culture of Buddhist communities.

Holding Buddhist Organizations Accountable for Abuse. Exploring Legal Consequences (Carol Merchasin)Holding Buddhist Organizations Accountable for Abuse. Exploring Legal Consequences (Carol Merchasin)

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