Zero Tolerance for Child Abuse in ISKCON (The Hare Krishnas) sign now

Whereas there has been a history of child abuse in ISKCON schools especially between 1972 and 1990 - which caused some of our children immeasurable suffering and grief and which ultimately led the movement to the Turley legal case and settlement.

Whereas there is still at least one person in the position of Guru and Sannyasi who has played a major role in the history of child abuse in ISKCON and who to date has been supported by a section of the Governing body of ISKCON.

Therefore, we the undersigned petition the Governing Body of ISKCON to write the following resolution into ISKCON law:

A confirmed child abuser can never hold position of authority in ISKCON, such as Guru, GBC, Temple President, Regional Secretary, or serve on an ISKCON board of directors. Such a person also cannot hold any fiduciary position, or perform priestly functions on behalf of an ISKCON temple.

ISKCON leadership throughout the Society pledges to subscribe to a 'zero tolerance policy' and faithfully support the ISKCON Central Office of Child Protection Office in its service and implementation of its judgments.

Anybody in ISKCON leadership position found supporting, covering up or obstructing justice in terms of child abuse is disqualified to hold a position in ISKCON leadership and must resign from his or her office.

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Latest Signatures

  • 12 December 2015733. Anangamanjari
    lets please do the right thing!
  • 09 December 2015732. Nakula H
    Harming innocent devotees of krishna is not okay
  • 01 December 2015731. Tapati Devidasi
    Restore respectibility and legitmacy to ISKCON and Gaudiya Vaishnavism in the West. Give the CPO some real authority before more children suffer.
  • 22 November 2015730. Joanne Juskusjagannathad
    I support this petition
  • 20 November 2015729. Mirjam B
    I support this petition
  • 15 November 2015728. Anandamayi D
    Thank you Prthu, for writing this proposal. Radhe Radhe!
  • 26 October 2015727. Ram P
    What we need is a list. Who done what when and where. The list can then be provided to each temple, or to any member of ISKCON, and to the authorities. CPO?
  • 22 October 2015726. Chad W
    I support this petition
  • 12 October 2015725. Ghariharan Lester
    I support this petition
  • 10 October 2015724. Bharat K
    Inititated name is Braja Hari das and I abhor child abuse.
  • 10 October 2015723. Sacimata Devid
    I can only hope that nobody will trust in a movement where the leaders do not act in a manner of "Zero Tolerance for Child Abuse". No more lip service!
  • 05 October 2015722. Jennifer L
    I support this petition
  • 01 October 2015721. Gopinatha D
    I support this petition
  • 13 September 2015720. Nadesi D
    OM TAT SAT. Who would not sign this petition???? Only someone who wants to continue to support child abusers. Abusers belong to jail. Supporters of abusers must resign their posts. GBS's already lost their good name, it's time to see, what they care more
  • 09 September 2015719. Vaishnavi Dasi
    For DS to maintain his position of guru, "giver of shelter", when he has so horribly abused the devotees given to him for protection shows no humility and no remorse. His actions disqualify him from being guru. BG 3.21 "Whatever action a great man perform
  • 08 September 2015718. Ramanuja D
    This is Good.
  • 07 September 2015717. Amber R
    It's about time!
  • 06 September 2015716. Akuti Devid
    I support this petition
  • 02 September 2015715. Rupa Manjarid
  • 27 August 2015714. Mark G
    tell me why you remain active within a group that refuses to clean up their own mess.
  • 22 August 2015713. Jayananda D
    Thanks for organizing the grassroots, Prithu...
  • 19 August 2015712. Lilamrta D
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    I support this petition
  • 28 July 2015710. Madhusudana D
    I support this petition
  • 27 July 2015709. Leslie H
    in support of integrity
  • 25 July 2015708. Gayle A
    I support this petition
  • 18 July 2015707. Nanda Gopadas
    stop hipocresy .Lets go to uproot this cancer in our movement

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Ken KruegerBy:
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The Governing Body of ISKCON


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