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An Interview with Elaina Ramsey, Sojourners' Women and Girls Campaign Associate
Originally Posted: 11/21/2014 - 9:19am | Type: Blog

Meet Sojourners' Women and Girls Campaign Associate, Elaina Ramsey Thanks to the support of our donors, activists, and subscribers, we are pleased to announce that we have hi ...

Domestic violence 'not in my church'
Originally Posted: 10/23/2014 - 1:30pm | Type: Press

October 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Beverly Weinhold ...

Hearing Tamar: The Role of Guns in Domestic Violence
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

It is frightening to consider that within the context of violence against women, little has progressed since the time of the Old Testament. Currently, 1-in-3 U.S. women will experience intimate partner violenc ...

Many Protestant Pastors Don't Discuss Issues of Domestic Violence, Notes Study
Originally Posted: 10/07/2014 - 3:45pm | Type: Press

October 2, 2014 Sojo in the News April Burkhart ...

Clergy Receive Training to Assist Domestic Violence Victims
Originally Posted: 10/07/2014 - 3:39pm | Type: Press

October 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Heather Cobun ...

What’s So 'Domestic' About Violence?
Originally Posted: 10/07/2014 - 10:33am | Type: Blog

Domestic violence is also withholding money or limiting financial freedom. It is verbal assault. Domestic violence is hindering access to family and social circles. I carry a pur ...

'It Couldn't Happen Among Christians!'
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 8:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Catherine Woodiwiss Even after the Ray Rice video, churches are in denial about sexual violence.  WHEN IT COM ...

Churches must ‘address the spiritual and moral realities behind’ domestic violence, Moore says
Originally Posted: 10/03/2014 - 1:07pm | Type: Press

October 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Barry Bolin ...

A Legacy of Praying Women
Originally Posted: 10/01/2014 - 12:31pm | Type: Blog

Change is going to come, but not through politics, or legislation, nor the occasional controversy, like the firestorm that recently brewed in the NFL. Change comes through a collective value, a collective visi ...

In Church, A Taboo Topic
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 1:12pm | Type: Press

September 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Diane Jennings ...

Pastors See Domestic Violence as a Pro-Life Issue but Rarely Address It, New Study Says
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 1:00pm | Type: Press

June 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Anugrah Kumar ...

Report: Pastors Know about Domestic Violence, Keep Mum
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 12:56pm | Type: Press

June 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Heidi Hall ...

Survey: Domestic Violence Rarely Addressed
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 12:50pm | Type: Press

June 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Bob Smietana ...

Not Another Charity Case
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 10:53am | Type: Press

July 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Ruth Moon ...

It's About More than Football
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 9:24am | Type: Press

September 19, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Weekly Wrap 9.19.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 09/19/2014 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

1. In Record Turnout, Demographics Shape Scotland's Emphatic No Vote National Geographic has a recap (and stunning photos) of yesterday's vote: "Tomorrow a new campaign—for reconciliation—will b ...

The Church and Its Response to Domestic and Sexual Violence
Originally Posted: 09/19/2014 - 1:35pm | Type: Press

September 19, 2014 Sojo in the News Ed Stetzer ...

Pondering Churches' Responses to Domestic Violence
Originally Posted: 09/18/2014 - 3:20pm | Type: Press

June 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Phil Haslanger ...

Religious Leaders Must Break Their Silence
Originally Posted: 09/18/2014 - 12:45pm | Type: Press

July 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

It’s About More Than Football
Originally Posted: 09/17/2014 - 2:10pm | Type: Blog

This epidemic is about so much more than Goodell, whose lack of leadership is typical in professional sports. It’s about more than one team, one league, or sports in general. When ...

Miss America, the NFL, and Domestic Violence
Originally Posted: 09/16/2014 - 8:41am | Type: Blog

Sunday night, 23-year old Kira Kazantsev proved two things when she was crowned Miss America for 2015. First, she can make a nationally television audience “happy” by using only a red plastic cup. Second, dome ...

The Loophole That Allows Domestic Abusers to Have Guns
Originally Posted: 07/30/2014 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

Across the country, dangerous people with records of domestic violence, stalking, and aggression have no legal restriction keeping them from obtaining guns. Across the country, d ...

Pastors Rarely Preach About Domestic Violence Even Though It Affects Countless Americans
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 12:45pm | Type: Press

June 29, 2014 Sojo in the News Antonia Blumberg ...

Phil Haslanger: Pondering Churches' Responses To Domestic Violence
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 11:29am | Type: Press

June 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Phil Haslanger ...

Study Finds Majority Of Pastors Are Ill-Equipped To Handle Domestic, Sexual Violence Issues
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 11:24am | Type: Press

June 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Urban Christian News ...

Survey: Domestic Violence Rarely Addressed
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 11:20am | Type: Press

June 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Anglicans Ablaze ...

Morning Roundup 7/2/2014
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 11:12am | Type: Press

July 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Ed Stetzer ...

Pastors Do Not Talk About "Domestic Violence" With The Church, Says US Survey
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 3:59pm | Type: Press

June 29, 2014 Sojo in the News Inforgospel ...

On Domestic Violence, the Church Has a Long Way to Go
Originally Posted: 06/25/2014 - 6:07am | Type: Blog

We need both to develop a theology that can lead survivors of abuse to freedom and safety and to increase the day-to-day knowledge of pastors in the complicated but essential role they have when someone in an ...

Turning Toward Pentecost: Remembering the Women
Originally Posted: 04/22/2014 - 2:55pm | Type: Blog

This Easter Sunday, we must remember the women. The women were there at the foot of Jesus’ cross. The women were there when they laid him in the tomb. The women walked throu ...

Not a 'Women's Issue'
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 1:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Gerhardt The Cross and Gendercide: A Theological Response to Global Violence Against Women and GIrls, by Elizabeth Gerhardt ...

Sex and Violence Go to Church: Breaking the Habits of Machismo
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

What’s at stake in this conversation is whether Christians — and I think this is a call to American Christians in particular — whether American Christians are willing to dismantle a long-held justification for ...

Speak Out Sunday Helps Faith Communities Address Tough Issues
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 11:39am | Type: Blog

Christian women are subject to sexual and gender-based violence — but when is the last time you heard about this issue in a church? At a routine doctor’s appointment recently, my ...

Key Domestic Violence Resources
Originally Posted: 09/12/2014 - 10:11am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Check out these resources to help you and your faith community address the sin of domestic violence. ...

Beyond Anger Management
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 9:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Tony Lapp What your church can do to address abusive behaviors. IN THE PAST, programs like Menergy were often ...

Naming the Sin
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 9:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle D. Bernard Are churches helping to stop domestic violence—or enabling it? JULIE OWENS had no way of ...

Creating a Port in a Storm of Domestic Violence
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 11:56am | Type: Blog

Getting faith-based communities to focus on domestic violence is a growing theme these days. I had a chance to play the role of Bad Pastor Phil last week. The occasion was a co ...

On Scripture: Beaten, Battered, and Burned Before I Am Helped
Originally Posted: 10/14/2013 - 7:01pm | Type: Blog

Not one more person should have be battered or bruised as a result of domestic violence before someone dares to help. Before we dare to help. The images of her burned face are cle ...

Abused Hindu Goddesses Recall Violence Against Women
Originally Posted: 09/13/2013 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

A new public campaign in India uses powerful images of three Hindu goddesses with bruised faces to raise awareness about violence against women. A new public campaign in India use ...

It's Time for Outrage: Sexual Violence and the Church
Originally Posted: 05/17/2013 - 2:52pm | Type: Press

May 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Women, Voice, and Pentecost
Originally Posted: 05/17/2013 - 1:20pm | Type: Blog

Repentance begins in the heart. So, I must ask: “Will I repent of my silence — my safe silence?” Yes. And a wild wind rushed down and tongues of fire rested on the heads of the ...

How Do You Love Your Neighbors When They're 'Bad' People?
Originally Posted: 05/17/2013 - 9:33am | Type: Blog

How do you love your neighbor when your neighbors sell drugs and exploit young women? I’m serious — this is a legitimate question that I am asking myself a lot lately and I am not sure I have the answer. ...

It's Time for Outrage: Sexual Violence and the Church
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 11:16am | Type: Blog

It's time for all people of faith to be outraged. It's time for our Christian leaders to stand up and say that women, made in the very image of God, deserve better. And it's time for us in the f ...

‘What Is Going On with Men?’ TEDx Speaker Urges Fellow Men to Speak Out Against Sexual Abuse
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 3:23pm | Type: Blog

Who is missing from the slew of headlines this week on kidnappings, gender-based violence, and victims' paths to healing? The perpetrators themselves — which is why this TEDx video is a must-see. ...

Congress Lets Sequester Defund Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Programs
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

Due to sequestration, programs that fight domestic violence and sexual assault will lose 20 million dollars in funding this year. Due to sequestration, programs that fight domest ...

Churches Must Step Up to Help Abused Spouses
Originally Posted: 04/02/2013 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

There’s a sad history in too many Christian churches of pastors telling abused wives that their duty is, as one author noted, “to trust that God would honor her action by either stopping the abuse or giving he ...

Violence Against Women Act Moves to the House
Originally Posted: 02/12/2013 - 8:16pm | Type: Blog

As shocking as this is, tribal jurisdiction is likely to be an issue again in the House, as many policymakers seek to exclude Native women from VAWA’s protections. Faced with women who need protection from vio ...

McCaskill: House 'Should Be Ashamed' on Violence Against Women Act
Originally Posted: 12/12/2012 - 6:30pm | Type: Blog

The Violence Against Women Act — which usually is reauthorized without question whenever it comes up — is in danger of expiring if the House doesn’t act before the end of session. ...

Violence Against Women Doesn't Discriminate
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 10:25pm | Type: Blog

The House of Representatives votes today on a version of the Violence Against Women Act that would limit protections to immigrant, LGBT and American Indian abuse victims. House Republicans argue that Democrats ...

Violence Against Women Act Faces Congressional Threat
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

Some victims, it seems, are more worthy than other victims. This is the clear message sent by a deeply flawed version of the Violence Against Women Act that is headed for a vote in the U.S. House of Representa ...