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Our online store is closed.

You can find all our videos on YouTube including
A Sacred Trust (Clergy Healthy Boundaries)
Broken Vows: Religious Perspectives to Domestic Violence

Our printed books and brochures will be available as free PDF downloads at VAWnet, the online library of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

 

What's New

Upcoming Transitions at FaithTrust Institute

Because you are a supporter and ally of FaithTrust Institute, I am writing to share news about the organization's upcoming transitions. Like many non-profits, we have faced growing financial challenges generated by the March 2020 COVID lockdown. We have worked thoughtfully to continue our programming with fewer staff hours and reduced expenses. Additionally, we have looked for ways to continue to make our resources available to a wide audience. In our ongoing efforts to act as good stewards of our resources, we are announcing a few changes. Read more...

The Reverend Dr. William J. Augman, Jr., a Great Teacher and Leader

We at FaithTrust Institute are deeply saddened by the news that our long-time friend and colleague Rev. Dr. William Augman passed away on August 11, 2021. He leaves behind a lifetime of teaching and leadership as a pastor, professor, and mentor. Read more...

New Resource for Spiritual Leaders to Address Intimate Partner Violence

Encouraging and Preparing Faith Leaders to Respond Odyssey Impact has created an important new resource for spiritual leaders called Healing the Healers: Domestic Violence. This program is a multimedia video resource collection showcasing intimate peer-to-peer conversations with exceptional faith leaders on issues of crisis and trauma to be used in classrooms curriculums, as congregational tools and for self learning. Read more...

Free Advocate Handbook: Faith and Intimate Partner Violence

In recognition of DVAM, we are offering this FREE handbook that was created in collaboration with FCADV. Read more...

E-Books: Healthy Boundaries 101 and 201 Workbooks

To help trainers and students during these days of social distancing, we're releasing our Healthy Boundaries 101 and 201 workbooks as ebooks. Read more...

 

Recent Blog Posts

Guest Blog: Hope in the Research #8

In this blog post, Rev. James Evinger highlights some recent research trends, including research in communities and contexts that are underrepresented or ignored in Western media, evidence-based methodologies, conceptual frameworks and analysis that explore theological and ethical responses to abuse, secular and institutional responses, and relevant historical material. Since 1995, Rev. Evinger has reviewed materials and updated the Annotated Bibliography of Clergy Sexual Abuse and Sexual Boundary Violations in Religious Communities. This huge undertaking has provided an extraordinary resource for scholars and researchers, as well as those seeking to address the needs of survivors.

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Guest Blog: Hope in the Research #7

In this blog post, Rev. James Evinger highlights some recent research trends, including research in diverse religious communities and settings that have been underrepresented or ignored, evidence-based methodologies, and specific factors related to clergy abuse cases within the legal/justice system. Since 1995, Rev. Evinger has reviewed materials and updated the Annotated Bibliography of Clergy Sexual Abuse and Sexual Boundary Violations in Religious Communities. This huge undertaking has provided an extraordinary resource for scholars and researchers, as well as those seeking to address the needs of survivors.

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A Matter of Life and Death: Domestic Violence and the Healing Power of Faith

Reflection by Rev. Amy Gopp This powerful reflection was written by Rev. Gopp as part of her work with Odyssey Impact's new educational series Healing the Healers: Domestic Violence. This video-based series provides insights and strategies for care, along with practical tools to building a strong network of support in your faith communities. The series can be used for self-learning, workshops, trainings, as well as in the classroom and community. It includes 4 episodes and an expert written guide that navigates the complex issue of domestic violence to encourage and support faith leaders in creating safe and trusted communities for victims and survivors.

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