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Prosperity Preaching from the Ears and Eyes of a Victim-Survivor
by Rev. Sharon Ellis Davis, PhD
GUEST BLOG: Bettie Williams Watson: Ending the Silence, Defeating the Shame {16 Days of Activism: Stories That Inspire Our Work}
I met Bettie Williams-Watson 8 years ago when she presented a workshop on domestic violence at a faith-based women’s conference in Seattle. Bettie told a ...
Guest Blog: Easter Reflection - “Violence Against Women and Girls: An Easter Lesson from A Stone”
A group of terrified women watch as their friend and relative is humiliated, violently beaten, and killed while the authorities refuse to help. If the women ...
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Be The Church
I recently preached at my home church on the issue of justice for survivors of sexual or domestic violence. During my sermon, a member of the congregation got ...
April 11 #ChurchToo Online Conversation
Join us for a live online conversation about the impact of the #ChurchToo movement on faith communities. How can we use this movement to create safer, more ...
Kings, Queens, and #MeToo: A Sermon for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
How many of you remember learning about Bathsheba in Sunday School or Bible class? Well, what I remember about Bathsheba was that she had tempted King ...
Reflection on Human Trafficking
by Gail Mengel with Commentaries by Salma Abugideiri and Rabbi Mark Dratch
What Religious Leaders Can Do to Respond to Sexual and Domestic Violence
Spotlight: A Movie Worth Discussing
FaithTrust Institute Offers a Multi-Faith Discussion Guide for SPOTLIGHT: The film offers a wonderful opportunity for faith communities to openly discuss the ...
Easter Reflection: "The Transformation of Suffering"
We offer an excerpt from Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune's essay "The Transformation of Suffering." as a meditation for Easter. "For the Christian, the theology of the ...
History of the Icelandic church unfortunately not unique
Icelandic Newspaper, Visir, covers Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune visit to Reykjavik to hold workshops and seminars on Sex Abuse at their National Church.
Sharon Ellis Davis to Speak at Blanchard Valley
Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis,speaks on Oct. 27 at the Blanchard Valley Health System's spiritual care eduction series on "Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence"
Ash Wednesday and International Women's Day 2014
It is an interesting juxtaposition. Ash Wednesday, March 5 this year, began the period of Lent in the Christian calendar, a time of fasting and reflection, ...
Human Trafficking
by Episcopal Life Weekly, The Episcopal Church
Reflection on Christmas: The Irrational Season
In a well-known poem, the writer Madeleine L’Engle describes Advent as “the irrational season/when love blooms bright and wild.” I love this idea. It flies in ...
Resolution on Trafficking, Presbyterian Church (USA)
by the Advocacy Committee for Women's Concerns, Presbyterian Church (USA)
The Role of Churches in Preventing Domestic Violence
by Julia L. Perilla and Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune
Twenty-First Century Truth-Telling and the Reformation
This week is highlighted in many quarters by a celebration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses which challenged the Roman Catholic Church. ...
Easter Reflection 2011
by Rev. Kathy G. Reid
Abolition of Sex Trafficking, The United Methodist Church
by the General Board of Church and Society, The United Methodist Church
The Winter Holidays for Battered Women
by Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune
DVAM 2018 Liturgy Rev Lydia Mulkey
Guest Blog: Pope's 'New' Approach Makes No Sense
This guest blog by Mary Dispenza, NW Directory of SNAP, discusses the failures of the new Vatican policy on reporting sexual abuse.
Spotlight Discussion Guide
Sometimes We See Justice Made
When national Protestant denominations meet, there is a lot of necessary but mundane business that goes on. But sometimes something very important occurs and ...
Spring Break {File Under: Things We Tend To Take For Granted}
In the northern hemisphere, this is the season of spring. Each year I try to spend a week in the Smokey Mountains because spring here is an event that unfolds ...
Dear Pope: It's Me Again
Dear Pope: It’s been a while since I wrote to you. Like many people around the world, I’ve been watching your tenure closely, particularly regarding the ...
A Positive for the Church
Reykjavik, Iceland - Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune's interview with the press following her meeting with the Bishop of the Lutheran Church
A Day Full of Light: Ending Commercial Sexual Exploitation
by the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)