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On Domestic Violence, the Church Has a Long Way to Go
Originally Posted: 06/25/2014 - 7:07am | 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 ...

#SurvivorPrivilege
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

In his opinon column published on June 6, George Will suggests that colleges have "become the victims of progressivism." In his opinon column published on June 6,  Geor ...

Why #NotAllMen Misses the Point
Originally Posted: 05/29/2014 - 10:02am | Type: Blog

Let me ask this: When did it become normal to congratulate ourselves for not doing something horrific and degrading? When did it become appropriate to prioritize our reputations over the well-being of others? ...

WATCH: Dule Hill, Steve Carell, Seth Meyers Join Fight Against Sexual Assault in New PSA
Originally Posted: 04/30/2014 - 7:29am | Type: Blog

As part of yesterday's announcement of new initiatives to combat sexual assault on college campuses, the administration released this public service announcement, joining forces with leading actors Benici ...

Biden Announces New Efforts to Combat Sexual Assault on College Campuses
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 10:19am | Type: Blog

Today Vice President Joe Biden announced a series of new initiatives aimed at addressing sexual violence on college campuses and launched NotAlone.gov — a website that pools campus reporting data and points bo ...

V-Day: Speak Out on Violence Against Women — from the Pulpit
Originally Posted: 02/13/2014 - 11:44am | Type: Blog

We speak out because one in three women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime. That’s one in three women in my family, in my circle of friends, in my workplace — and in my church. ...

We Can Help Stop Rape in the Military
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

Congressional leaders this week are considering the Military Justice Improvement Act, which change the way the military decides to prosecute rape cases. By official estimates, 2 ...

Weekly Wrap 9.20.13: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 09/20/2013 - 5:19pm | Type: Blog

Letter from a food stamps mom in the affluent suburbs ... Rethinking the rapey lyrics of Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' ... Why millennials don't trust the cops ... Talking sex with a marri ...

How Long, O Lord?
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 1:12pm | Type: Blog

Let us not fool ourselves into thinking that sexual and gender-based violence happens only, or even primarily, in the developing world or transitional societies. While particularly graphic stories often bring ...

'From The Beginning:' Addressing the Roots of Sexual Violence in the Church
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

What about the manipulative behavior that gives rise to the delusion of consent? Was my pastor's not-quite-a-proposition an act of sexual violence? Editor’s Note : ...

The Biblical Imperative to Speak Out on Sexual Violence and Keep Our Churches Safe
Originally Posted: 05/29/2013 - 10:10am | Type: Blog

It is because Tamar is named — not hidden — that we can begin to understand that we must not replicate the actions of Amnon, Absalom, and David. We must call each other by name. As followers of the Prince of P ...

Breaking the Silence: The Growing Faith Movement to End Sexual Violence
Originally Posted: 05/30/2013 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

This is the beautiful side of breaking the silence. And as more advocates plant signposts in the church’s swamp of sexual violence, the muddiest waters are beginning to recede. ...

It's Time for Outrage: Sexual Violence and the Church
Originally Posted: 05/17/2013 - 3:52pm | Type: Press

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

It's Time for Outrage: Sexual Violence and the Church
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 12:16pm | 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 ...

Ariel Castro: 'I Am a Sexual Predator. I Need Help.'
Originally Posted: 05/13/2013 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

We lie to ourselves if we imagine that our sin is no less ugly in the eyes of God than the worst imaginable. Is my, or your sin, really so different? Like everyone else I would gu ...

WATCH: Elizabeth Smart on Human Trafficking, Limits of Abstinence Education
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 5:20pm | Type: Blog

Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped from her home in Salt Lake City and held in captivity for nine months in 2002 at age 14, spoke out about her experience at a human trafficking panel at Johns Hopkins Universi ...

Congress Lets Sequester Defund Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Programs
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 3:36pm | 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 ...

Steubenville Rape Case: From Blame to Responsibility
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

The tragedy of the Steubenville rape case has provided a moral challenge to our nation. We are caught up in a highly emotional cycle of blame as we debate who the real victim is in this case. I find myself ask ...

Five Questions From the Steubenville Rape Case
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

Two boys from a Steubenville Ohio high school (I’ve opted not to use their names, though they are readily publicized by other media) have been sentenced to time in a juvenile detention center for the rape of a ...

Violence Against Women Act Moves to the House
Originally Posted: 02/12/2013 - 9:16pm | 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 ...

Stand and Support the Violence Against Women Act
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 5:27pm | Type: Blog

The Violence Against Women Act is up for a vote in the Senate next week, and Americans from every corner of the country are calling our policymakers to reauthorize this important legislation. ...

Water as a Women’s Issue
Originally Posted: 12/03/2012 - 5:11pm | Type: Blog

On Friday, the day before World AIDS Day 2012, I had the privilege of attending World Vision’s Strong Women, Strong World luncheon in New York City. Strong Women, Strong World is a new initiative “supporting s ...

The Roots of Rep. Todd Akin’s “Legitimate” Rape Remarks
Originally Posted: 08/22/2012 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

Dr. Jill Powell, a gynecologist at St. Louis University, said misinformation about pregnancy can add to the psychological stress following a sexual assault. "If someone has heard that medically there' ...

Human Rights Lawyer: Denise Siwatula
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 12:45pm | Type: Blog

Denise has seen the destruction of her home through natural disaster and the pain of thousands of Congolese women who are raped every year. Still, she is faithful with the calling that she has been given—worki ...

Faith Amid the Rising Conflict in Eastern Congo
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 3:02pm | Type: Blog

Faith, for many in eastern Congo, is a source of hope in an environment where optimism is often in short supply. Many Congolese consider faith communities to be among the few trusted institutions in a society ...

How Do You Call the Cops on the Cops? Sobering Accounts of Abuse by Border Patrol
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 12:57pm | Type: Blog

With each Homeland Security busload of migrants being released from Border Patrol custody, we listened and then documented case after case of abuse. What would you do if you were ...

'The Invisible War' Sheds Light on Epidemic of Rape in the Military
Originally Posted: 06/20/2012 - 2:34pm | Type: Blog

A new film, The Invisible War, brings to light another staggering reality: a female soldier in a combat zone is more likely to be raped by another soldier than killed in enemy fire. ...

New Report: Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Women Have Been Raped
Originally Posted: 12/14/2011 - 6:09pm | Type: Blog

The Washington Post reports: Nearly one in five U.S. women has been raped at some time in her life, according to new federal data released Wednesday. In addition, one in four women has been the victim of severe physical violence by an inti ...

#OccupyWallStreet News: The Latest Headlines from the Weekend and Monday Morning
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 11:01am | Type: Blog

Monday morning roundup of news from the Occupy Movement worldwide. Police surround Oakland Occupy protest camp Oakland Police on Monday morning surrounded an anti-Wall ...

Men Behaving Badly
Originally Posted: 08/06/2011 - 9:09am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis It's a consistent storyline in the media, involving powerful men in politics, sports, business, and religion: Men behave ...

'Dad, What is Rape?'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The Super Bowl was a good football game and the team I liked best won -- the Green Bay Packers. The team is owned by its city, not some narcissistic rich guy, and I like that. The ...

Sex Trafficking: Rescuing the Other Jaycee Dugards
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I, along with the rest of the nation, have watched in horror this past week as the <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gvBeg7MFDN7NMl_R8k1J_21SuoVAD9ACUQAG0">details of t ...

Listening to the Women of Darfur
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Few biblical figures stand out for their bravery as Esther does. Faced with a looming order for the systematic extermination of her people, she risked her life and broke the silence. ...