Domestic Violence Resources for Faith Communities

• PASCH: www.peaceandsafety.com

• FaithTrust Institute: A multifaith organization working to end sexual and domestic violence. www.faithtrustinstitute.org

• Task Force to Stop Abuse Against Women: An international effort to educate evangelical clergy about issues of abuse and to reduce domestic violence, arising out of the Commission on Women’s Concerns of the World Evangelical Alliance. www.abuseofwomen.org

• U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: The USCCB’s Web page on domestic violence includes links to preaching and counseling resources for priests, deacons, and pastoral staffs. www.usccb.org/laity/women/violence.shtml

• The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233); TTY: 1-800-787-3224; www.ndvh.org

Note that computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your Internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, please use a safer computer or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Gail Martin is a freelance writer in Charlotte, N.C. She directs The Refuge Project, a privately funded research and education project helping the faith community understand the long-term spiritual repercussions of abuse in order to become more accepting of and welcoming to adult survivors.

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Sojourners Magazine January 2007
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