November 25-December 10, 2014
16 Days of Activism is a global campaign to address violence against women. FaithTrust Institute joins individuals and organizations from around the world in demanding equality, peace, and justice for women. The 2014 theme of "From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World" calls on us to recognize the pervasiveness of domestic violence and sexual assault, and the larger social, faith, and cultural impacts that violence has on all of us.
For 16 Days, FaithTrust Institute will be highlighting the work of our colleagues, offering ideas for getting involved, recognizing the courage of activists, and offering our prayers. Visit our 16 Days webpage for more information about ways to get involved.
artwork by Clare Obradovich, copyright 2014
Oct 29, 2014 to Dec 10, 2014
Each month, FaithTrust Institute offers free webinars that address faith communities' responses to domestic and sexual violence. The broad range of topics include practical, necessary information, such as creating safe congregation policies, to historical and cultural issues of violence, to roundtables covering current events. Each webinar is unique. Read more...
One of FaithTrust Institute's favorite people has been featured in Charlotte Magazine for the work she's doing to protect domestic violence survivors and educate faith communities. Julie was featured in our video "Broken Vows," which remains an important cornerstone in our trainings and workshops. In October, Julie will lead FaithTrust Institute workshops for United Methodist Women as part of their Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign. Read more...
Recent Blog Posts
On this day after the announcement by St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch, it is cold, dark and rainy here in Seattle. The weather seems fitting somehow to reflect the despair and hopelessness that so many people are feeling. The announcement that there would be no Grand Jury indictment of the police officer who fired 12 shots to kill a young black man in Ferguson, MO, was made under the cover of darkness because it was shameful. The justice system failed.
“From Peaceful Homes to a Peaceful World” is the theme of 16 Days. Take a moment to reflect on where we would be if the vibrant, curious girls of the world had been able to develop and grow as God intended. Imagine the things they could have accomplished had they been spared their suffering. Celebrate the amazing things we have accomplished, despite it all.
Every day seems to bring a new chapter in the National Football League's drama of discovering the urgency of addressing domestic violence in its ranks. Team sports are about statistics. Football is about yards gained/lost, touchdowns scored, passes completed, third downs converted, etc. Here’s a statistic: conservatively speaking, 1 in 4 women will experience intimate partner violence at some time in her life.