The Common Good

Results for breaking the silence

#WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft Show the Many Faces of Abuse
Originally Posted: 09/10/2014 - 7:42am | Type: Blog

This week, the Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of star running back Ray Rice after video of Rice beating his then-fiancée Janay emerged online. Rice had previously been suspended for two games for the ...

Evangelicals Decry ‘Silence’ on Sexual Abuse
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

More than 1,200 people have signed an online petition decrying the “silence” and “inattention” of evangelical leaders to sexual abuse in their churches. “These events expose the troubling reality that, far too ...

'Here is the Steeple:' Church Leaders Take on Sexual Violence Within Their Walls
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 3:12pm | Type: Blog

A movement of lay advocates speaking out against sexual violence is gaining steam in the faith communities. But are similar efforts happening inside church doors? A movement of la ...

Breaking the Silence: The Growing Faith Movement to End Sexual Violence
Originally Posted: 05/30/2013 - 2:30pm | Type: Blog

This is the beautiful side of breaking the silence. And as more advocates plant signposts in the church’s swamp of sexual violence, the muddiest waters are beginning to recede. ...

In the Image of God: Sex, Power, and ‘Masculine Christianity’
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 10:50am | Type: Blog

Most of us are too familiar with this story: an Upper Midwestern Baptist minister claims that “God made Christianity to have a masculine feel [and] ordained for the church a masculine ministry.” Or a Reformed ...

'I Believe You:' The Silence and the Shame of Sexual Violence in Church
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

Several years ago, Amee Paparella was an eager student at a state university in Ohio. A conservative Christian, she quickly signed up to join the campus ministry. What she found in the group surprised her. “It ...

A Family Vacation Gone Awry: The Pain of Child Abuse
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I was on the verge of my tenth year of life. My stepfather rented a big cabin next to Lake Mead and several families joined us for a week of vacation together. I was on the verge ...

Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

She is a girl whose father sold her to strangers. They took her far from home, and now she is a prostitute. He works for no money paying off the debt of a long dead ancestor. She ...