INAASA is an non-religious organization that was developed in the UK, out of the need to address the growing global epidemic of spiritual abuse within religion. The primary focus is spiritual abuse within pentecostal/charismatic streams of christianity.
All people should be at liberty to follow a faith/belief without imposed limitations that are detrimental to the social, mental,financial,emotional or personal wellbeing of the follower.
At INAASA, we are purposed to provide prevention and intervention strategies to negate the growth of spiritual abuse within vulnerable communities. In some cultures the divide between religion and culture is non-existent. The implications of this on individuals born into beliefs and practices that allow for spiritual abuse are of increasing concerns. In the past 10 years in the UK, certain cases highlighted by the media are slowly uncovering concerns of a little understood problem. However what has not been addressed is the powerful position of authority that religious leaders expect and maintain. It is also little understood that some religious leaders use their postions that often remain unchallenged to manipulate and control those who look to them for spiritual guidance and advice.
Spiritual abuse transcends all cultures and belief systems. INAASA is working to bring a international understanding and task force together to tackle this.
- Raise awareness of Spiritual abuse within Christianity on a local, national and international level.
- Develop extensive support and theraputic services for victims and survivors.
- Ensure places of worship promote and adhere to the Human Rights Act and statutory laws in regards to working with vulnerable people.
- Acknowledge the impact and harm spiritual abuse inflicts on children.
- Work to ensure transparency and regulations of christian ministries and places of worship that are currently operating without external accountability.
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood”. Human Right Article 1