Entries Tagged as 'Domestic violence'
September 16th, 2013 · Comments
March 25th, 2013 · Comments
I'm glad to be able to share with you the work of one of our 2012-2013 interns, Jasmine Turner (no relation to our other intern Christina Turner who posted previously). Jasmine interviewed Becca Bishopric, Coordinator for Health Promotion and Violence Prevention and Response at Elon University, Elon, North Carolina. In their conversation, they talk about sexual violence on college campuses, care for victims, and prevention education.
To read Jasmine's companion blog post to this episode, click here.
January 14th, 2013 · Comments
Welcome to one of our interns for the In Their Shoes podcast and blog, Christina Turner! Christina interviews Sister Sharron McMullin, a member of People's Institutional Baptist Church in Seattle, Washington. Sister McMullin, herself a survivor of domestic violence, is an outspoken advocate on behalf of victims and survivors. Christina and Sister Sharron talk about how congregations should deal with this issue--most especially including the fact that domestic violence is very likely to be present among families in the church itself. They also address teenagers and domestic violence, and how women need to be aware of the red flags.
For more from Christina Turner, visit our blog.
October 8th, 2012 · Comments
Youth can be such strong advocates and energetic workers for justice! In this episode, Elena and Courtney, both senior high young women, share with us their experience teaching their peers about such issues as human trafficking, domestic violence, and cyberbullying. We hope you're inspired to help youth in your area become involved in advocacy and world-changing!
For more information on the Break the Chains project that Elena and Courtney reference, visit our Break the Chains website.
October 31st, 2011 · Comments
Our lives often give shape to our ministries, and Deacon Agnes Kiah is living proof of that. A survivor of domestic violence herself, Deacon Kiah now serves in ministry with victims of domestic violence in many ways. A volunteer at Laurel House, a women's shelter, Deacon Kiah has also founded a ministry on domestic violence, Hagar Ministry, at her church, Saints Memorial Baptist Church in Bryn Mawr, PA. Join us for this conversation between AB Women's Ministries executive director Virginia Holmstrom and Deacon Agnes Kiah about how churches and individuals can support victims of domestic violence.
October 3rd, 2011 · Comments
Debra Fields, Community Education & Prevention Supervisor at the Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, draws on her experience working with both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence in the workshops and seminars that she leads on the issue. Debra and I spoke particularly about helping teens learn about healthy relationships early--how to draw boundaries, giving and expecting respect, and other behaviors and attitudes that will help protect them from becoming abusers or abused themselves.
For more information about the Sojourner Family Peace Center: http://www.familypeacecenter.org/
To find materials on the Domestic Violence Awareness Month Campaign, visit http://dvam.vawnet.org.
For "Domestic Violence: What Churches Can Do," visit http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org.
August 22nd, 2011 · Comments
Rev. Leroy Miles, Jr., serves as Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA. Enon Tabernacle has a ministry for entitled "My Brother's Keeper," around issues of domestic violence. In this conversation, Rev. Miles describes "My Brother's Keeper," as well as a new men's ministry they are launching on issues of pornography; we also touch on various other ways that Enon Tabernacle enters into the reality of people's lives with creativity and courage.
For the "Power Wheel" by the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence referenced in this episode, click here.
July 18th, 2011 · Comments
Dr. Nancy Murphy, founder and director of the Northwest Family Life Learning and Counseling Center in Seattle, Washington, has years of experience in working with people around the issue of domestic violence. She has particular interest in engaging congregations on this issue, as churches have great potential to be places of healing and hope for women and men caught up in the trauma of domestic abuse. In our conversation, we discuss how Christian churches are--and are not--engaged in this issue; we also talk about ways both large and small that congregations can become involved.
For more information and resources on domestic violence, particularly targeted at congregations, visit the Northwest Family Life Learning and Counseling Center at www.northwestfamilylife.org. You will also find information and resources at the Faith Trust Institute at www.faithtrustinstitute.org.