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Domestic Violence event to focus on healing ‘toxic masculinity’

By John W. Coleman The Eastern PA Conference Domestic Violence Committee  will offer an unusual focus at its second Domestic Violence: The Church Responds seminar on Saturday, Sept. 28. Participants will focus… Read more

Domestic violence is a social epidemic. Help stop it

“Husbands love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”  Eph. 5:25 In Ephesians 5, Paul has written instructions on how husbands should treat… Read more

Responding to Domestic Violence, Nov. 17. Register by Nov. 14!

Presenter: FaithTrust Institute – Rev. Lydia Mulkey West Lawn UMC 15 Woodside Ave, Reading, PA 19609 Cost: $20 to register Offering .20 CEUs for this event. Both laity and clergy are… Read more

Domestic Violence: The Faith Community Responds, Nov. 17

Domestic Violence: The Faith Community Responds FaithTrust Institute is a leading partner in the quest to educate and engage faith communities, including churches, in responding effectively to the life-threatening and often… Read more

Believing and being there for domestic violence victims

By Bishop Johnson
October is Domestic Violence & Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Month (Also known as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month).   Read more

Their silence fills the earth

Bishop Bruce R. Ough October 01, 2018 On Thursday, Sept. 27, the nation was riveted by the testimony given to the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Judge Kavanaugh confirmation hearings…. Read more

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