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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Religion & Domestic Violence: Information and Resources

NRCDV Publications
General Material
Published Date
January, 2007

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) has developed this collection of information packets to serve as an introduction to the complex and varied issues that religion and faith can present for victims and survivors of domestic violence and their advocates in both the faith and secular communities. This collection explores and supports innovative strategies created by faith communities and secular domestic violence programs to develop a collaborative and holistic response to domestic violence that is responsive to and respectful of victims' and survivors' expressions of faith.

Material within this collection is organized according to content. Following the Overview, the packet titled Interpretations of Religious Doctrine examines texts that reference the use of violence against women in marital relationships. Key points to consider in Working with Victims are discussed, as well as the importance of Batterer Accountability. A discussion of Developing Collaborative Responses to Intimate Partner Violence is followed with information relative to Funding for faith-based and secular programs. The collection of packets concludes with listings of resources - Statistics, Bibliography, Website and Video resource lists - as well as articles and referral information designed to promote increased knowledge on each sub-topic.

Associated Files
Attachment Size
Full Information Packet 873.99 KB
Statistics 180.99 KB
Bibliography 214.07 KB
Websites 213.74 KB
Videos 124.27 KB
Overview 210.64 KB
Attachment: Violence Against Women and the Role of Religion 54.27 KB
Attachment: Domestic Violence: A Focus Guide for Clergy and Religious Leaders for Lincoln and Lancaster County 3.86 MB
Attachment: Domestic Violence Resource Guide for Faith Leaders 2.58 MB
Attachment: Creating a Safe Place: Encourage to Change, Family Peacemaking Materials for Clergy, Lay Leaders, Staff & Laity 481.32 KB
Attachment: Turn Mourning Into Dancing! A Policy Statement on Healing Domestic Violence and Study Guide 471 KB
Attachment: 2006 Resource Catalog, Faith Trust Institute 4.28 MB
Attachment: Jewish Women International [brochure] 234.29 KB
Key Issue: Interpretations of Religious Doctrine 242.56 KB
Attachment: A Commentary on Religious Issues in Family Violence 38.17 KB
Attachment: Do Jewish Men Really Do That? 34.45 KB
Attachment: Ending Domestic Violence in Muslim Families 104.08 KB
Attachment: Muslim Power and Control Wheel 166 KB
Attachment: The verse of abuse or the abused verse 145.91 KB
Key Issue: Working with Victims 263.48 KB
Attachment: Safety Planning 581.96 KB
Attachment: Responding to Domestic Violence: Guidelines for Pastors and Rabbis 11.54 KB
Key Issue: Batterer Accountability 213.05 KB
Attachment: Responding to Domestic Violence: Guidelines for Pastors and Rabbis 11.54 KB
Attachment: Why Do Men Batter? 94.12 KB
Attachment: Accountable Treatment for Batterers 1.52 MB
Attachment: When 50-50 Is Not Fair: The Case Against Couple Counseling when Men Abuse Women 167.6 KB
Attachment: Why couples counseling may be inappropriate for violent relationships 200.09 KB
Key Issue: Developing Comprehensive Responses to Domestic Violence 204.38 KB
Attachment: New directions from the field: Victimsí rights and services for the 21st century 122.52 KB
Attachment: Domestic Violence in the African American Community: The Role of the Black Church 105.21 KB
Attachment: Helping Rural Battered Women and Their Children: A Guide for Faith Leaders and Religious Communities 1002.83 KB
Attachment: Engaging religious, spiritual and faith-based groups and organizations 112.12 KB
Attachment: National Declaration by Religious and Spiritual Leaders to Address Violence Against Women 502.49 KB
Key Issue: Funding for Faith-Based Organizations 170.27 KB
Attachment: Center for Faith-based and Community Initiatives: Grant Opportunities Notebook 4.53 MB