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. Please join us, beginning November 25.
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
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.
A Reflection for Rosh Hashanah: There is an old Jewish blessing offered as the New Year arrives: “May the old year and its troubles end, and the new year and its blessings begin.” A beautiful and hopeful thought, until you think: each new year begins with aspirations of change, redemption, blessing, and healing, and yet each ends with disappointment, struggle, and challenge. Perhaps this is the human condition.
I confessed my enjoyment of football last year when the Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl. I also understand that football (and the National Football League) is a huge part of the fabric of American culture, for better and for worse. It is certainly a primary factor in the socialization of boys and men in our society. So, yes, I do read the sports page every day. Sometimes a story jumps from the sports page to the front page. This seems to be the case with the Ray Rice story.