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"If there's one place that you should be safe . . .”
"If there's one place that you should be safe, it should be in your house of worship." This was the comment made by Sheriff Grady Judd in Polk County, Florida, ...
“A woman of faith, a formerly battered woman, a mother of six children . . .”
Leymah Roberta Gbowee is now a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Gbowee, who shares the Peace Prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakul ...
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 ...
What Will It Take to Pass VAWA?
The Violence Against Women Act [VAWA] was originally passed in 1994 with strong bipartisan support. It was renewed in 2000 and 2005 also with bipartisan ...
Culture and Religion Are Integral to Healing Approaches and Practices
by Adelita M. Medina, Former Director, Alianza
Domestic Violence and the Faith Community
by Dr. Oliver Williams, Executive Director, Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
Forgiveness and the Jewish High Holy Days
by Marcia Cohn Spiegel, M.A.
Renewal and Reconciliation after Family Violence?
by Gus Kaufman, Jr., Ph.D.
The Winter Holidays for Battered Women
by Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune
DVAM 2018 Liturgy Rev Lydia Mulkey
Politics, Religion and Rape
As presidential politics play out, Republican candidate Mike Huckabee has been challenged to answer questions about his involvement in the release of convicted ...
Evangelicals Rethink Divorce?
A recent article in TIME Magazine highlighted an article in Christianity Today describing a shift among some evangelicals to more openness about divorce. This ...
Immigrant Muslim Women
by Salma Abugideiri
Khalidah's Story: An African American Muslim Women's Journey to Freedom
by Dr. Debra Majeed
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 Bulletin Insert
Rick Warren’s Teaching
Since Rick Warren was invited to give the Invocation at the Presidential Inauguration next week, he has been attracting some attention and scrutiny. Warren is ...
National Imam Training on Domestic Violence
Peaceful Families Project, an initiative of United Muslim Relief, is holding a National Imam's Domestic Violence Workshop on APRIL 16-17, 2016 in Alexandria, ...
Confusion Reigns for Southern Baptist Professor
Bruce Ware, professor of Christian theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., actually does know why husbands abuse their wives.
COMPASS Award Given to Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune
The Battering Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan presented Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune with the Ed Gondolf COMPASS Award, which "recognizes and honors ...
#FaithsAgainstDV: Close the Loopholes (May 18)
More than 500 faith leaders and organizations have signed a letter asking Congress to close the loopholes that allow abusers to own guns, endangering the lives ...
Walking the Sacred Healing Circle
by Vivette Jeffries-Logan
GUEST BLOG: Just My Mother's Daughter
“For crying out loud!” I yelled for three long months, starting in early June. “My whole life’s being hijacked!” “Why NOW?” I asked, as if there’s ever a good ...
Living in Parched Places
I live in a parched place. In east Tennessee, it has only rained 3 times in the last 4 months. This relentless heat and drought are palpable every day. So also ...
Letter to a Helper
by Bettie Williams-Watson
Super Bowl Sunday...Again
In a spirit of full disclosure, it’s true: I am a fan of the game of football. In my hometown, that means the Seattle Seahawks. And that means the Super Bowl ...
Where is a Samaritan When You Need One? Let's Review
Carie Charlesworth taught school at Holy Trinity Catholic school in San Diego for the past 14 years. Because she is a battered woman with four children, she ...
You or Someone You Know . . .
The latest study on sexual assault was released in December and for some suggested a new awareness of how widespread sexual violence against women really is. ...
Where is a Samaritan When You Need One? Continued
It turns out that being fired for being a battered woman is not all that unusual. In fact it is legal in 44 states. Carie Charlesworth, a teacher at a Catholic ...
Faith Leaders Against Christian Domestic Discipline
A statement from faith leaders in opposition to violent behaviors masked by religious language, as exemplified by Christian Domestic Discipline. Show your ...