A group representing survivors of abuse while in faith-based care believes victims could die before there is any satisfactory resolution to their claims against churches.
The Network of Survivors of Abuse in Faith-based institutions wants an independent authority set up immediately to deal with claims for redress.
Spokesperson Liz Tonks said survivors should not have to deal with the institution they were abused in and be re-traumatised.
She said time was running out for many victims and already some have not lived to see the results of coming forward.
Tonks said survivors cannot wait any longer.
One of the people reporting to this Commission is doing so on behalf of her father who died two weeks after coming forward about being abused and he will never see the outcome of speaking out.