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Chanukah Reflection 2010
by Rabbi Julie Schwartz
Reflection: Shiphrah and Puah, the Two Midwives of Passover Faith and Freedom
The weeklong Jewish festival of Passover will be observed this month, beginning at sunset on April 22nd. Passover has many descriptive names, including ‘The ...
Sermon on Domestic Violence
by Rabbi Cindy G. Enger, Former Director of the Jewish Program
GUEST BLOG: The Child Victims’ Act and Restoring Spiritual Wellbeing
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States, coinciding with a renewed attempt for New York legislators to ratify ...
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)
Spotlight: A Movie Worth Discussing
FaithTrust Institute Offers a Multi-Faith Discussion Guide for SPOTLIGHT: The film offers a wonderful opportunity for faith communities to openly discuss the ...
Youth Declaration
The Calendar Brings Us Together
The fact that Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) begins the evening of September 8 and Eid al-Fitr (the end of Ramadan for Muslims) occurs on September 10 this ...
Hanukkah Reflection: In the Image of the Divine
At this year's White House Hanukkah celebration, President Obama spoke of the need to see those who are not like us and recognize their dignity, not just those ...
Book Club: Faithfully Feminist
Rabbi Lisa Gelber on Human Trafficking
Rabbi Gelber writes for American Jewish World Service using the opening phrase of Parashat Re'eh - "Re'eh - See, I place before you this day a blessing and a ...
EBooks
We are offering some of our resources for faith communities as e-books!
New Book: "Religion and Men's Violence Against Women"
"Religion and Men's Violence Against Women," edited by Andy J. Johnson of Bethel University, addresses domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking ...
Pesach Reflection 2011
by Rabbi Cindy G. Enger
Roundtable Conversation
FaithTrust Institute continues to pave the way in innovative training and educational programming with the launch of their first Roundtable Conversation.
Domestic Violence
Links to domestic violence organizations and resources
Beers PreConference pdf
Sexual and Domestic Violence Bibliography
A Commentary on Religion and Domestic Violence
by Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune with Salma Abugideiri and Rabbi Mark Dratch
GUEST BLOG: "I Will Survive": A Celebration for a New Year
I still remember the energy surging through my body that New Year's Eve as the words of Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive echoed through the room. Sadness mixed ...
Hanukkah Reflection by Rabbi Lisa Gelber
A disagreement emerged between the houses of Shammai and Hillel regarding how to light the Hanukkah Menorah. Beit Shammai maintained that one should light ...
Guest Blog: Reflection on a Journey Towards Freedom
Ten years ago, the Center for the Prevention of Sexual Violence (now FaithTrust Institute), published A Journey Towards Freedom: A Haggadah for Women Who Have ...
Domestic Abuse Jewish
Finitude
Passover Reflection 2010, by Rabbi Julie Schwartz, Temple Emanu-El, Atlanta, GA
Reflection on Human Trafficking
by Gail Mengel with Commentaries by Salma Abugideiri and Rabbi Mark Dratch
GUEST BLOG: Lessons From Rebecca: Gender in the Bible
There has been a recent spate of attempts to reverse progressive laws protecting people of all genders from discrimination. These include the repeal of laws in ...
A Tale of the Usual and the Unusual
The story of Mohammad Abdullah Saleem of Elgin, IL, is not unlike that of a Catholic priest, a Protestant pastor, a Jewish rabbi, or a Buddhist teacher who has ...
Do Not Harm My Anointed
by Rabbi Mark Dratch
Faith Communities
Reflection: A Different Take on Hanukkah
The eight day Festival of Hanukkah begins on the 25th day of Kislev, Sunday evening 12/06/15. The holiday commemorates the improbable Maccabean victory ...