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Each month we host free live webinars brought to you in part by our funding partners. Click below by topic/title to register for upcoming webinars. And be sure to check back as we add more titles. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for links to recorded webinars. Our program managers will be happy to speak with you about our programs or hosting a personalized web meeting for you or your staff. Please contact us at 206-634-1903.

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Back to School: Addressing Gender Violence in Theological Education
September 17, 2014, 11am-12pm Pacific Time
Presenters: Rabbi Lisa Gelber, Jewish Theological Seminary
Mary Hunt, Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER)
Elizabeth Siwo-Okundi, Boston University
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune, FaithTrust Institute

What are future faith leaders learning about gender-based violence?
Why is this an important issue for theological education? How can leaders implement this work to create a safer world?
Join four thought leaders as they examine the role that seminary education plays in addressing the critical issue of violence against women and how this can transform faith communities.

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Building Partnerships to End Domestic Violence Within Your Church and Your Community
September 25, 2014, 11am-12pm Pacific Time
Presenters: Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune & Danielle Hill, FaithTrust Institute

Local and state domestic violence advocates, law enforcement, crisis counselors, community outreach coordinators and faith communities are all fundamental community resources in building a safety net to address domestic violence. A strong connection between secular and faith communities is crucial to a robust coordinated community response. This webinar will address how to “map” your community resources and give you tools to build partnerships in working together to address domestic violence.

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Walking Together- Working with Survivors from Diverse Christian Traditions
October 9, 2014,
11am-12pm Pacific Time
Presenter to be announced

Explore common religious resources and roadblocks found in Christianity for survivors of domestic violence. Learn to work effectively with women who have religious or spiritual issues relating to domestic violence, to be available to support those who are suffering, and to be a sign of God’s presence.

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Circles of Healing: Supporting Survivors in Your Community
October 15, 2014,
11am-12pm Pacific Time
Presenter to be announced

For Christians living with domestic violence, faith can be a roadblock to ending the violence: biblical passages can be used by an abuser to justify the abusive behavior; teachings about marriage and divorce can keep someone in an abusive relationship. But one’s faith and faith community can also be a valuable resource of strength and support when facing this trauma. This webinar will explore both dimensions of faith to help move the church from being part of the problem to being part of the solution to domestic violence.

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Making Connections and Networking for a Coordinated Community Response
October 29, 2014, 11am-12pm Pacific Time
Presenter to be announced

What are the basics of effective outreach and where to start when building relationships in your community? All too often faith leaders and advocates describe how difficult it is to engage in the community work of responding to domestic violence. This webinar will discuss and explore overcoming obstacles of engagement, strategies for success and practical expectations to address violence in your community. This webinar will showcase successful models for networking and provide you with skills for your own community setting.

United Methodist Women

Roundtable: 16 Days of Activism from a Faith Perspective
November 6, 2014, 11am-12pm Pacific Time
Presenters to be announced

16 days of Activism (Nov. 25-Dec. 10) is an international movement to address the impact of gender-based violence around the world. This annual event is a dynamic way for activists to bring awareness, take action, as well as share their strategies, challenges and successes. Join us to discuss how faith communities can participate. Topics for discussion:

  • raising awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international levels
  • strengthening local work around violence against women
  • establishing a clear link between local and international work
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Men's Role in Ending Violence
November 13, 2014, 11am-12pm Pacific Time
Presenter: Rev. Al Miles

The work of ending domestic violence requires everyone’s participation. Because a large majority of offenders are men and a large majority of victims are women, men have a particular role in ending domestic violence. This webinar will explore the ways in which men can educate others in their families and communities in order to effect change and join the movement to end domestic violence.

United Methodist Women

Interim Ministers and After-Pastors: What You Need to Know
December 10, 2014, 11am-12pm Pacific Time
Presenter: Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune

Faith leaders who take on the challenge of helping to heal a community following an incident of clergy misconduct may face conflict, confusion, and mistrust.
Rev. Fortune will discuss the basics of clergy misconduct, the role of the interim minister and after-pastor, the spiritual and ethical demands of this role, as well as the possibilities for transformation.

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Thanks to the InFaith Community Foundation (formerly Lutheran Community Foundation) for sponsoring webinars in 2012 and 2013.

  • Click here to see entire InFaith Community Foundation 2013 series (available as recordings)
  • Click here to see entire InFaith Community Foundation 2012 series (available as recordings)
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