Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests w/ Peter Isely

Peter Isely on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

Peter Isely is a founding member and longtime Midwest Director of SNAP, The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, the world’s oldest organization of survivors of childhood rape and sexual assault by clergy, with over 18,000 survivors in hundreds of chapters worldwide.

A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Peter is a psychotherapist in private practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he established the nation’s only inpatient hospital program for victims of clergy sexual trauma.

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A frequent spokesperson and media guest, Peter's story and work has been featured nationally and internationally, including in several award winning documentary films. His current project is the Milwaukee based Survivors and Clergy Leadership Alliance or SCLA, an innovative partnership of survivors and clergy working to end sexual violence in the church.

Peter was the 2014 recipient of Harvard University’s Rev. Peter J. Gomes Distinguished Alumni Honors, the 2012 Public Service Award of the National Association of Social Workers, and the 2010 Thomas P. Canon Equal Justice Award of the Legal Aid Society.

Peter joins us in the studio for a two hour discussion on what SNAP has been doing to help bring justice for the survivors of sexual abuse. We cover the Milwaukee bankruptcy case and why this has been taking a long time to finalize.