Spiritual Abuse Awareness Campaign

By: Maryyum Mehmood (United Kingdom)

Spiritual abuse, or violence, is the misuse of religious edicts and precepts by those in positions of power to control, coerce and manipulate vulnerable believers into thinking and behaving in ways that are harmful to them. It is an insidious form of violence that goes largely unnoticed, with many suffering in silence – until now. Maryyum’s Spiritual Abuse Awareness Campaign, continues her quest to #EndSpiritualAbuse by extending the conversation through infographics and video conversations that foreground the experiences of survivors of spiritual abuse – across all of the faith traditions.