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We've created a COVID-19 resource page, with links for survivors, advocates, and spiritual communities. If you have additional resources that you think we should include, please email them to us.

 

What's New

Remembering Rev. Bob Owens

FaithTrust Institute celebrates the memory of Rev. Bob Owens, an advocate for survivors of domestic violence and a voice for justice. Rev. Owens and his daughter Julie Owens shared their story in FaithTrust Institute's video Broken Vows: Religious Perspectives on Domestic Violence. Together, they helped educate a generation of spiritual leaders and advocates about the religious and spiritual needs of victims/survivors. Read more...

In Memory of Carolyn Farrell, BVM

FaithTrust Institute joins our community in sadness at the passing of Carolyn Farrell, BVM on June 14, 2020. She was a dedicated activist for justice, and a tireless educator. As a Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, she dedicated herself to women's empowerment within the Catholic church and the wider community. FaithTrust Institute was honored to have her as a member of our board of directors from 2009-2013. We are grateful to have been part of her inspiring life and work. Read more...

E-Books: Healthy Boundaries 101 and 201 Workbooks

To help trainers and students during these days of social distancing, we're releasing our Healthy Boundaries 101 and 201 workbooks as ebooks. Read more...

Elder Abuse During Covid-19

FaithTrust Institute has joined other anti-violence organizations to call for increased awareness and prevention of elder abuse. Read more...

Buddhist Healthy Boundaries: Upcoming Online Courses

We are planning two Buddhist Healthy Boundaries online courses in the fall of 2020: September 14-October 16 (for European students) and October 12-November 13. Registration for these classes will open in the early summer. Read more...

Why Faith Matters: A Resource for Advocates and Allies

FaithTrust Institute is delighted to announce the publication of our newest resource. Why Faith Matters is a handbook for advocates and allies that highlights the significant role that religion and spirituality plays in the lives of survivors of sexual violence. Read more...

 

Recent Blog Posts

Black Lives Matter: Sacred Breath

Many religious stories begin with a breath. God creating the universe with just a breath, and then light. A breath that clarifies thought, leading to understanding. The breath that pulses through the universe, inhabiting every person and everything—uniting us. “I…can’t…breathe.” This is the reality of where we are. And who we are. Our culture creates this violence, and supports it.

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Coronavirus and Violence at Home

By Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune: In this corona era, many local communities are reporting up to a 50% decrease in 911 calls in general but a 20% increase in domestic violence calls. There is no surprise here. When we first heard the news of orders to shelter in place, many of us immediately thought about what that would mean for women and children who are battered or sexually abused in their homes. Basically it meant being locked up with one’s abuser, having limited access to help from the outside, and limited opportunity to escape.

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Guest Blog: Sharing the Torch: Intergenerational Cooperation

Not too long ago, when I was first learning the ins and outs of Anita Hill’s testimony against Clarence Thomas and the “Year of the Woman,” I called my mom and asked what she remembered about it all. I was just a toddler in 1992; my mom was a camera woman at the local NBC affiliate—a boys’ club. Despite having worked at a news station, she didn’t remember much about the hearings or how many women joined the Senate (4) or the House of Representatives (24) the next year. What she did remember were her coworkers’ unwanted kisses, the sexist comments, and that time she threatened to quit her job, while pregnant, because of the perpetual sexual harassment she endured at the station.

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