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January 2013

Can Forgiveness Play a Role in Criminal Justice?

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This article describes how parents of a domestic violence victim (Ann) coped with her murder by her boyfriend (Conor) and ultimately used the process of restorative justice (controversial in domestic violence cases) to find forgiveness with the help of their strong religious beliefs and religious support system.
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  • General Material
January 2013

Partnering to Address Faith and Safety: A Guide for Faith Leaders and Domestic and Sexual Violence Service Providers to Assist Older Victims of Abuse

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This guide provides ideas, best practices and strategies for domestic and sexual violence service providers and faith leaders to build partnerships that support older victims and survivors.
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  • Training Tools
January 2013

Restoring Dignity: A Toolkit for Religious Communities to End Violence Against Women

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Designed in collaboration with religious leaders from countries around the world, this toolkit offers religious leaders, faith communities and Inter-religious Councils the practical resources and tools to carry out awareness, prevention and advocacy programs to help end to violence against women.
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  • Training Tools
January 2013

Abuse: Response and Prevention

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This 32 page booklet addresses how to respond when someone discloses they are experiencing abuse. It includes basic information, biblical reflections, guidelines for response, suggestions for prevention and additional resources and is intended for church leaders.
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  • General Material
November 2012

Domestic Violence and the Holidays: What's Cooking?

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With the approaching holiday season, questions may arise about how to appropriately respond to the food-related needs of survivors in shelter and how to manage excess food donations. This brief document offers guidance from the NRCDV Technical Assistance Team.
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  • General Material
October 2012

Healthy Masculinity Summit Report

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Religious traditions and beliefs can influence masculinity with their dominant stories of what a man's role should be in his home, community, and religious institution. If religious leaders can create environments for healthy dialogue and allow men to express themselves comfortably without using traditional gender role assignments, healthy masculinity and faith can beneficially support one another.
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February 2012

Shafia Murders: Imams Issue Fatwa Against Honour Killings, Domestic Violence

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This article highlights how the Canadian Muslim community responded by condemning honour killings, domestic violence and misogyny as "un-Islamic, following the murder convictions of an Islamic man and his son who were found guilty of killing four female family members in 2009.
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  • General Material
January 2012

Sexuality & Sexual Violence in Religious Texts

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This annotated bibliography features articles that address sexuality and sexual violence in religious text and related literature. It reviews research regarding clergy and sexual violence and faith-based responses as well as religious perspectives concerning sexuality and sexual violence.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
January 2012

Entering the Brokenness

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Whenever the trauma of domestic violence occurs within a faith community, it is a gross violation of not only the victim of the violence and the immediate family; it also violates the spiritual integrity of the whole community of faith and each of its members. This packet provides guidance to church leaders coping with domestic violence homicides in their own communities.
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  • General Material
January 2012

Clergy as Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect

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This report gives a state-by-state accounting of when clergy are mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect.
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  • General Material
January 2012

What You Can Do to Support Victims of Sexual and Domestic Violence in Your Congregation

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This tip sheet for faith community leaders includes ideas for making your congregation a safe and supportive space for survivors. Other helpful hints include to putting survivor safety first and not victim-blaming.
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  • General Material
  • Training Tools
January 2012

Islamic Marriage Contracts: A Resource Guide for Legal Professionals, Advocates, Imams & Communities

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This guide was developed as a resource for legal professionals and advocates working with Muslims, and for Muslim leaders and community members.