There are many valuable resources and collaborative relationships that can be gained from working across faith-based communities to address domestic violence. The following organizations have model interfaith projects.
Faith Trust Institute
FaithTrust Institute is a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence. FaithTrust works with many communities, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Buddhist, Jewish, Latino/a, Muslim, Black, Anglo, Indigenous, Protestant and Roman Catholic. FaithTrust Institute offers a variety of training and consulting services for your congregation, denomination, seminary, or organization on the intersection of religion and domestic violence, healthy teen relationships, sexual violence, healthy boundaries for clergy and spiritual teachers, prevention of sexual abuse by clergy, and child abuse. FaithTrust Institute’s education and training resources create awareness, increase capacity for change and accountability, build local and national networks, and facilitate secular and religious collaboration.
Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence
Safe Havens interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence is a national, faith-based non-profit agency dedicated to strengthening the capacity of diverse faith communities to engage in a coordinated effort to end domestic and family violence. Working as a bridge between diverse religious communities and social service providers, Safe Havens creates systemic change by providing education, resources, advocacy, and technical support to improve access to services for all persons affected by domestic violence.
Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance, Training, and Resource Center (TC-TAT)
Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance, Training, and Resource Center (TC-TAT) is a national technical assistance, training, and resource center that advances new practices, skills, movement building, and policies to prevent violence against women and related forms of abuse, including domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence and gender-based bullying. This organization has a well-developed faith collaborative.
CONNECT Faith, a NYC non-profit offers customized training programs for clergy, seminarians, members of faith-based communities and lay leaders, guidance on changing the beliefs and practices that lead to abuse, assistance in developing religious and culturally relevant programs and policies, referrals for faith-based counseling for victims, survivors and perpetrators, training for secular advocates and agencies in effective ways of addressing a client’s religious and spiritual concerns. A monthly Interfaith Theological Roundtable offers ongoing supportive and educational and healing space to discuss the practical, pastoral, theological and spiritual challenges of working with victims and perpetrators of violence in a faith-based context.