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Upcoming Training

2019 Safe and Healthy Churches Training

Sep 27, 2019 to Sep 28, 2019

On September 27-28, 2018 in Norfolk, VA, FaithTrust Institute and InFaith Community Foundation are offering a groundbreaking training to infuse faith communities with the tools and knowledge they need to address domestic violence, child abuse and other forms of relationship violence. "Safe and Healthy Churches: Ending Family Violence" Training focuses on educating a team within each church community, to create a core leadership with a shared mission of preventing violence, supporting victims, and holding perpetrators accountable. Read more...

White Plum Healthy Boundaries Online Course (Oct-Nov 2019)

Oct 07, 2019 to Nov 09, 2019

This course is created specifically for Buddhist teachers and senior students Read more...

What's New

Upcoming Webinar on October 3

Join us of October 3 for a presentation by leaders in the Farm Workers' Rights movement to discuss Gender-Based Violence in the Fields: Farm Workers and Sexual Abuse. Read more...

Network: Annual BISC-MI Conference (Nov 20-22)

The annual international Battering Intervention Conference is taking place in Ann Arbor on November 20-22. Read more...

VAWA Reauthorization NOW!

The Interfaith Coalition Against Domestic Violence, as part of the National Task Force to End Sexual & Domestic Violence, is offering a toolkit for demanding the US Senate take up the bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. The House of Representatives passed H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, on April 4, 2019. For the past four months, the bill, which requires Senate approval to be enacted, has been sitting with no advancement for a vote in the Senate. This toolkit provides information and strategies for contacting your Senators to urge them to insist that the Senate pass H.R. 1585. The Congress is currently in recess in August, which makes this the perfect time to contact your Senators. Read more...

 

Recent Blog Posts

Guest Blog: Hope in the Research, #4

Since 1995, Rev. James Evinger has reviewed materials and updated the Annotated Bibliography of Clergy Sexual Abuse and Sexual Boundary Violations in Religious Communities. This huge undertaking has provided an extraordinary resource for scholars and researchers, as well as those seeking to address the needs of survivors. In this blogpost, Rev. Evinger highlights some of the recent international research trends related to addressing clergy abuse, child sexual abuse, and national and institutional responses.

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Guest Blog: Pope's 'New' Approach Makes No Sense

This guest blog by Mary Dispenza, NW Directory of SNAP, discusses the failures of the new Vatican policy on reporting sexual abuse.

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Guest Blog: Hope in the Research, #3

Since 2008, FaithTrust generously has posted a continuing document I compile, Annotated Bibliography of Clergy Sexual Abuse and Sexual Boundary Violations in Religious Communities. Intended as extensive and broad, the Bibliography, as of the semi-annual update of November, 2018, includes 80+ additions. It is now 1,710 pages, excluding the Introduction. From the new entries, four themes which deserve attention are identified below.

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