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January 2001

Domestic Violence Resource Guide for Faith Leaders

The responsibility to offer help and be a prophetic voice in the prevention of family violence is recognized by many religious institutions as fundamental to the values of justice, equality, and the protection of human dignity. To ensure the physical safety and spiritual well-being of their members, faith communities must be prepared to respond with knowledge and compassion.
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January 1996

Domestic Violence: A Focus Guide for Clergy and Religious Leaders

Author(s): Jeri Gray-Reneberg, Steve Beal, M. Jane Ford
Includes suggestions for worship (w/model sermon), adapted Power & Control and Equality wheels which relate various components to Bible scripture, and suggestions for creating a helpful environment to respond to domestic violence within the congregation.
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January 1991

A Commentary on Religious Issues in Family Violence

Author(s): Rev. Marie M. Fortune
Addresses some of the common religious concerns raised by people dealing with family violence (including child sexual abuse and incest) and illustrates ways of converting potential religious roadblocks into valuable resources.
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January 1989

Men, Women, and Biblical Equality

This statement, available in 31 languages, lays out the biblical rationale for gender equality, as well as its practical applications in the family and community of believers.
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Unit 10: Mandatory Clergy Reporting

This PowerPoint training seeks to "educate clergy and faith-oriented counselors about their legal mandates, obligations, and responsibilities with regard to reporting sexual assault, sexual abuse, child and elder abuse and domestic violence."
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Safe Sacred Space Training Materials

The goal of this initiative is to prepare sacred community leaders, including clergy and lay leaders, to respond to domestic violence within the context of their sacred traditions.
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Denominational Statements for Domestic Violence

This denominational statements resource is a compilation of information about the official position of major Christian denominations in the U.S. concerning domestic violence. This ever-evolving resource can be searched by religious affiliation, topic, or keyword.
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Forgiveness: The Last Step

Author(s): Rev. Marie M. Fortune
This article discusses the importance of the forgiveness in the experience of family violence for both Christian victims and offenders.
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A Policy Statement on Domestic Violence Couples Counseling

Author(s): Phyllis B. Frank, Beverly D. Houghton
"Couple counseling is beneficial to work on marital problems. Wife battering, however, is a violent criminal act, not a marital problem.”
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A Radical Act of Love: Gender Analysis for Everyone

Gender Analysis is a tool that empowers individuals and communities to identify and understand how differently gendered people are affected by systems of power in cultural, economic, social, civil, legal, political, religious, racial, and ethnic situations. Why does the National Council of Churches support gender analysis? As an ecumenical movement, we join together in acts of radical love, healing, and justice-making with hope for equity, wholeness, and abundant life for all.
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Outreach and Training for Local Faith-Based Organizations

This resource serves as a tool to assist domestic violence service providers with outreach and training to local faith-based organizations.
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Women of Color VOICES: Volume 1, Issue 1

Highlights include: 'On the Road:' Learning From the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence Featuring Women of Color-led Initiatives: A Site Visit with Spirits of Hope Coalition Poems: My Innocence & Counting Survivor Advocacy in the Digital Age Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse: Addressing Survivors' Concerns for Their Pets