126: The Recent Allegations Against Mike Pilavachi

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Trigger Warning: This episode contains references to spiritual, religious, and sexual abuse. Please proceed with caution.

What do we do when a spiritual hero is accused of abusive practices? Jess and Devi were both impacted by Soul Survivor founder, the Rev Canon Mike Pilavachi, and in this raw and real episode, they process the recent news about the investigation the Church of England announced.

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Show Notes:

Allegations against Soul Survivor vicar are recent as well as historic, Church admits (The Telegraph)
He ran the ‘Christian Glastonbury’. Then the questions started (The Times)
Victims of Christian ‘cult’ leader speak out for first time (The Telegraph)
Soul Survivor: The unravelling of Britain’s answer to Hillsong (The Telegraph)
Christian youth festival founder quits over ‘inappropriate massages’ claim (The Telegraph)
Christian youth festival founder quits charity amid ‘inappropriate massage’ claims (The Telegraph)
Youth festival founder accused of ‘inappropriate massages’ being looked into by charity watchdog (The Telegraph)