How is it handled in your faith/religious or spiritual community? What is your Church's response to child abuse, domestic violence and hate crime? I'm thinking about the harm that was done to the Church community when the Catholic Church protected parish priests who were pedophiles. I'm thinking about the Church's historical practice of counseling women to stay in domestic violence marriages--because marriage is a sacrament. I'm thinking about priests who knew from confession that their congregants were abusive to their children, and told them to repent and pray, thereby not protecting the children from harm. What is the appropriate role for a faith community in helping an adherent with harmful behavior toward another member of the community. My own Buddhist community is struggling with this now.