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Domestic Violence: The Faith Community Responds

A new Domestic Violence Task Force is hoping to help Eastern PA Conference churches address this widespread, lethal problem in the church and in communities through a conference-wide educational and planning event… Read more

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.  —Galatians 6:2. October is annually recognized as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month.” Why? Because of some very shocking and disturbing statistics…  Read more

FaithTrust Executive Director Jane Fredricksen teaches a group at the Safe and Healthy Churches training event in June how to develop protocols to protect and assist victims of domestic violence.

Shine a light on domestic violence in October

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Is your church planning any activities or ministries to shine a light on this widespread, devastating problem that lurks in silent shadows of… Read more

Participants at the Domestic Violence workshop

Churches learn to respond to domestic violence

“Faith communities are really instrumental for providing (domestic violence) survivors with help and healing,” a trainer told about 60 church leaders from around the Eastern PA Conference recently. Julie Owens,… Read more

NO MORE (logo): Together we can end domestic violence & sexual assault

Learning ‘A Faithful Response to Domestic Violence’

Fifty people from nine churches will convene Saturday, June 6, to explore a daunting societal scourge as together they plan “A Faithful Response to Domestic Violence.” The first-time, conference-wide training… Read more

Chart: Is Domestic or Sexual Violence a problem? In my community: 72% say yes. In my church: 25% say yes.

Responding faithfully to end Domestic Violence

Interest in the Faith-based Response to Domestic Violence training event, scheduled for June 6, from 8 AM to 5 PM at West Lawn UMC in Reading, is growing as districts… Read more