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January 2014

Confidentiality and Mandatory Reporting: A Clergy Dilemma?

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There is increasing controversy surrounding the issue of mandatory reporting by clergy of physical or sexual abuse of children and the privilege of confidentiality within the pastoral role. Some clergy perceive the expectation of mandatory reporting of child abuse by helping professionals to be in direct conflict with their pastoral role. When state law requires clergy (along with all other helping professionals) to report suspected child abuse, some clergy feel that they face a dilemma.
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January 2012

National Day of Unity Interfaith Prayer

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Intercessory prayer is simply defined as the act of praying on behalf of another or others. This prayer leads congregations in a group meditation and prayer for healing, strength, and continued courage.
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March 2010

2009 National Sermon Contest Winners

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All three sermons extend the message beyond naming the abuse of women to a discussion of what are we doing about it in our own faith communities.
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January 2010

A Commentary on Religion and Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence affects people physically, psychologically, and spiritually. Each of these dimensions must be addressed both for victims and those in the family who abuse them; both the secular advocate counselor and the religious leader have important roles to play when confronting domestic violence. This publication from FaithTrust Institute offers religious perspectives on domestic violence and guidance for addressing the spiritual needs of families experiencing domestic violence.
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January 2009

Broken Vows: Religious Perspectives on Domestic Violence

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Through the stories of six survivors and expert information from Jewish, Roman Catholic and Protestant leaders, Broken Vows addresses how religious teachings have been misused to perpetuate abuse and how religious communities can work proactively to end domestic violence. This multi-faith DVD training program outlines prevention and intervention best practices and includes a 40-page study guide. Materials are also available in Spanish.
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January 2005

Walking Together: Working with Women from Diverse Spiritual Traditions

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This guide for purchase is geared toward providing advocates strategies and suggestions for effective collaborations with religious communities.
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January 1991

A Commentary on Religious Issues in Family Violence

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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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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Bulletin Insert

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This brochure provides information and resources for congregations to address teen dating violence. It can be printed and inserted in a faith communitys weekly bulletin.
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Faith and Intimate Partner Violence Handbook for Advocates

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Many survivors have shared that their spiritual beliefs and faith communities have been critical resources in survival and healing. This handbook discusses why faith is an important consideration in advocacy and provides guidance to advocates on how to assess the religious/spiritual needs of survivors.
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A Policy Statement on Domestic Violence Couples Counseling

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"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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National Declaration by Religious and Spiritual Leaders to Address Violence Against Women

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This national declaration invites religious leaders and concerned individuals of all faiths to sign on to commit to using religious texts and teachings to eradicate violence against women.
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Forgiveness: The Last Step

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This article discusses the importance of the forgiveness in the experience of family violence for both Christian victims and offenders.