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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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Youth Declaration by Religious and Spiritual Leaders to Address Youth Relationship Violence

This youth declaration invites religious leaders and concerned individuals of all faiths to sign on to commit to helping teach healthy relationships to youth in religious communities and to address teen dating violence.
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Read Reflect Respond: Religious Reflections on Abuse

This eLearning series series directs Christian pastors to read articles and engage with other eLearners on the topics of recognizing people in need and calling on themes from Biblical texts to respond to victims of abuse.
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Domestic Violence And Communities of Faith: An Information Packet

People in abusive relationships are often afraid to stay because they do not want themselves or their children to be hurt or killed. They are also afraid to leave due to abusers' threats to find them, hurt and/or kill them and/or their children. See also EVE's Peace Toolkit by the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence: http://vawnet.org/material/eves-peace-toolkit-ending-violence-establish…
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Acting Out Loud

ACTING OUT LOUD provides clergy and religious leaders with background on LGBT people, points you to the best-available online resources, and offers ideas and approaches recommended by leading clergy, theologians and advocates across the country.
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Unit 3: Pastoral Trauma Care

This multimedia training seeks to educate clergy and faith-oriented counselors about providing appropriate pastoral trauma care to victims of domestic and sexual violence. Perpetrators of violence do not recognize their victims as unique, worthy of respect. With such deep disregard and dehumanization comes shame: the internal sense of being less than human. How victims make sense of such shame depends to a great extent upon the immediate support they receive and their past religious and spiritual experiences.
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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.