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Results for intimate partner violence

Hearing Tamar: The Role of Guns in Domestic Violence
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

It is frightening to consider that within the context of violence against women, little has progressed since the time of the Old Testament. Currently, 1-in-3 U.S. women will experience intimate partner violenc ...

What’s So 'Domestic' About Violence?
Originally Posted: 10/07/2014 - 10:33am | Type: Blog

Domestic violence is also withholding money or limiting financial freedom. It is verbal assault. Domestic violence is hindering access to family and social circles. I carry a pur ...

A Legacy of Praying Women
Originally Posted: 10/01/2014 - 12:31pm | Type: Blog

Change is going to come, but not through politics, or legislation, nor the occasional controversy, like the firestorm that recently brewed in the NFL. Change comes through a collective value, a collective visi ...

It’s About More Than Football
Originally Posted: 09/17/2014 - 2:10pm | Type: Blog

This epidemic is about so much more than Goodell, whose lack of leadership is typical in professional sports. It’s about more than one team, one league, or sports in general. When ...

Miss America, the NFL, and Domestic Violence
Originally Posted: 09/16/2014 - 8:41am | Type: Blog

Sunday night, 23-year old Kira Kazantsev proved two things when she was crowned Miss America for 2015. First, she can make a nationally television audience “happy” by using only a red plastic cup. Second, dome ...

The Loophole That Allows Domestic Abusers to Have Guns
Originally Posted: 07/30/2014 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

Across the country, dangerous people with records of domestic violence, stalking, and aggression have no legal restriction keeping them from obtaining guns. Across the country, d ...

On Domestic Violence, the Church Has a Long Way to Go
Originally Posted: 06/25/2014 - 6:07am | Type: Blog

We need both to develop a theology that can lead survivors of abuse to freedom and safety and to increase the day-to-day knowledge of pastors in the complicated but essential role they have when someone in an ...

Turning Toward Pentecost: Remembering the Women
Originally Posted: 04/22/2014 - 2:55pm | Type: Blog

This Easter Sunday, we must remember the women. The women were there at the foot of Jesus’ cross. The women were there when they laid him in the tomb. The women walked throu ...

V-Day: Speak Out on Violence Against Women — from the Pulpit
Originally Posted: 02/13/2014 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

We speak out because one in three women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime. That’s one in three women in my family, in my circle of friends, in my workplace — and in my church. ...

Creating a Port in a Storm of Domestic Violence
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 11:56am | Type: Blog

Getting faith-based communities to focus on domestic violence is a growing theme these days. I had a chance to play the role of Bad Pastor Phil last week. The occasion was a co ...

It's Time for Outrage: Sexual Violence and the Church
Originally Posted: 05/17/2013 - 2:52pm | Type: Press

May 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

It's Time for Outrage: Sexual Violence and the Church
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 11:16am | Type: Blog

It's time for all people of faith to be outraged. It's time for our Christian leaders to stand up and say that women, made in the very image of God, deserve better. And it's time for us in the f ...

Churches Must Step Up to Help Abused Spouses
Originally Posted: 04/02/2013 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

There’s a sad history in too many Christian churches of pastors telling abused wives that their duty is, as one author noted, “to trust that God would honor her action by either stopping the abuse or giving he ...

President Obama Signs VAWA (VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 03/08/2013 - 9:54am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, President Obama signed a reauthorization of the 2013 VAWA act, saying, “All women deserve the right to live free from fear, that’s what today is about.” Yesterday, Pr ...

Violence Against Women Act Moves to the House
Originally Posted: 02/12/2013 - 8:16pm | Type: Blog

As shocking as this is, tribal jurisdiction is likely to be an issue again in the House, as many policymakers seek to exclude Native women from VAWA’s protections. Faced with women who need protection from vio ...

Stand and Support the Violence Against Women Act
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 4:27pm | Type: Blog

The Violence Against Women Act is up for a vote in the Senate next week, and Americans from every corner of the country are calling our policymakers to reauthorize this important legislation. ...

V-DAY: Stop Violence Against Women
Originally Posted: 06/20/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

This Valentine’s Day, the One Billion Rising campaign will launch events around the world to call for an end to violence against women and girls. Each day, more women and girls a ...

McCaskill: House 'Should Be Ashamed' on Violence Against Women Act
Originally Posted: 12/12/2012 - 6:30pm | Type: Blog

The Violence Against Women Act — which usually is reauthorized without question whenever it comes up — is in danger of expiring if the House doesn’t act before the end of session. ...

Violence Against Women Doesn't Discriminate
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 10:25pm | Type: Blog

The House of Representatives votes today on a version of the Violence Against Women Act that would limit protections to immigrant, LGBT and American Indian abuse victims. House Republicans argue that Democrats ...

Church Leaders Speak Out on VAWA
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

For  CNN ,  Leith Anderson  and  Lynne Hybels  on the new version of the Violence Against Women Act being debated by Congress: This week the House of Representatives is considering a proposal to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, ...

Violence Against Women Act Faces Congressional Threat
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

Some victims, it seems, are more worthy than other victims. This is the clear message sent by a deeply flawed version of the Violence Against Women Act that is headed for a vote in the U.S. House of Representa ...

A Gift for Mother’s Day
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 12:08pm | Type: Blog

For those of us whose mothers have gone to be with God, Mother’s Day is a poignant reminder of loss. It’s a day of prayer, reflection and thanksgiving for our mothers, for the love and nurture we received from ...