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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Domestic Violence and Faith Communities: Guidelines for Leaders

General Material

“Spiritual abuse is a rarely discussed, often misunderstood component of domestic violence. But for those whose faith is a significant part of their lives, this form of abuse can be devastating and extremely damaging. Faith communities can play a significant role in providing support for victims of domestic violence and in holding abusers accountable.” This handbook provides information about the nature and dynamics of domestic violence to guide faith leaders in responding to victims and abusers within their faith communities.