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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 ...

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 ...

'I Believe You:' The Silence and the Shame of Sexual Violence in Church
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

Several years ago, Amee Paparella was an eager student at a state university in Ohio. A conservative Christian, she quickly signed up to join the campus ministry. What she found in the group surprised her. “It ...

Catholic Bishops Oppose Violence Against Women Act Over Sexual Orientation Provisions
Originally Posted: 03/08/2013 - 4:47pm | Type: Blog

Five key Catholic bishops are opposing the newly authorized Violence Against Women Act for fear it will subvert traditional views of marriage and gender, and compromise the religious freedom of groups that aid ...

President Obama Signs VAWA (VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 03/08/2013 - 9:54am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, President Obama signed a reauthorization of the 2013 VAWA act, saying, “All women deserve the right to live free from fear, that’s what today is about.” Yesterday, Pr ...

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 ...

Stand and Support the Violence Against Women Act
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 4:27pm | 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. ...

V-DAY: Stop Violence Against Women
Originally Posted: 06/20/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

This Valentine’s Day, the One Billion Rising campaign will launch events around the world to call for an end to violence against women and girls. Each day, more women and girls a ...

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. ...

Church Leaders Speak Out on VAWA
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

For  CNN ,  Leith Anderson  and  Lynne Hybels  on the new version of the Violence Against Women Act being debated by Congress: This week the House of Representatives is considering a proposal to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, ...

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 ...

Reaffirming the Violence Against Women Act is Every Man's Moral Obligation
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

While not every man has committed a crime of violence against women, all men are responsible to make sure such crimes end. The statistics show that rape and assault are not isolated incidents but rather are a ...