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When It's 'Our Turn'?
I have spoken with hundreds of victims, survivors and perpetrators of sexual and domestic violence over the forty years of my ministry. Teenagers, adults ...
It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Color Is Purple
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Did you know that? It’s also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I’m sure you knew that because you can’t help but see ...
Faith, Violence, Women of Color
A think tank to engage national leaders
Dear Pat Robertson: Please, Please Retire
I realize it may be a waste of time to even comment on your uninformed “advice” which you continue to dole out without reservation. But some days I just can’t ...
Farewell Tillie Black Bear
FaithTrust Institute joins others in mourning the loss of Tillie Black Bear, an inspiring and important person in the work to end domestic violence. Tillie ...
Intimate Partner Violence: Current Resources
A selection of current, high-quality resources about preventing, identifying, and responding to intimate partner violence (IPV) within the home and community. ...
"Christian Domestic Discipline" - Really?
Some days it’s embarrassing to be a Christian – and not in a good way. It’s those days when something like “Christian Domestic Discipline” is spread across the ...
What Religious Leaders Can Do to Respond to Sexual and Domestic Violence
What about the Children?
by Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih
Boys to Men
A baseball game is a place where boys are socialized to become men. And in a world where men’s violence against women is rampant, it is worth considering as a ...
Dear Pat Robertson: Time to Retire
Dear Pat: It really is time for you to retire. In your latest display of complete ignorance you are embarrassing yourself.
UN Commission on the Status of Women 60
Join us for events at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) sponsored by our friends and partners
“Another Hate Crime . . . with a Backstory”
On a Sunday in late July, Jim David Adkisson entered the Tennesse Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville and opened fire. He said he hated gays and ...
“My Heart Is So Sore . . .”
We sat together with the Religious Leaders Forum of Cape Town. Clergy and lay, men and women who have come together to address gender violence in their ...
Supporting Victims and Survivors of Faith: Webinar Series for Advocates
Safe Havens has scheduled a series of webinars to help advocates better support victims and survivors for diverse spiritual communities.
2009 National Sermon Contest Winners
FaithTrust Institute is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 National Sermon Contest. First Place: Rev. MarQuita Carmichael Burton. Runners Up: Imam ...
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.
Getting it Right?
I confessed my enjoyment of football last year when the Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl. I also understand that football (and the National Football ...
GUEST BLOG: Happy New Year from Rabbi Mark Dratch
A Reflection for Rosh Hashanah: There is an old Jewish blessing offered as the New Year arrives: “May the old year and its troubles end, and the new year ...
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"
Muslim Men and Domestic Violence
Information on Muslim organizations fighting domestic violence
Advocating for South Asian Women
by Dr. Sudha Shreeniwas
Domestic Violence, Catholic Realities, and Immigrant Latinos
by Julia L. Perilla, PhD
Rev. Al Miles Delivers Sermon on Domestic Violence
Rev. Al Miles, Guest Preacher at The Riverside Church in the City of New York, delivered a sermon on October 27, 2013 called "Responding to Domestic Violence: ...
National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth Features FaithTrust Institute
The National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth featured FaithTrust Institute and our sister organization, Peaceful Families Project, in an article about ...
Speaking of Football...
Last week, I wrote about my love for football despite the many contradictions inherent in the world of professional sports. This week, I want to draw your ...
National Council of Catholic Women Offers Resource for Addressing Domestic Violence
National Council of Catholic Women has developed a Catholic-oriented domestic abuse prevention resource guide, available online.
Fifty Shades of Depressing, Part 2 (The Movie)
First, a confession: I have not read Fifty Shades of Grey nor do I intend to. I have not seen the film nor do I intend to. When I choose a novel to read or a ...
Ramadan Kareem!
As Ramadan and the period of fasting draws to a close, Muslims around the world prepare to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Sunday, August 19.
The Power of the Rabbinate: Opportunities for Education and Awareness in Combating Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community
by Rabbi Lisa B. Gelber