Nov 18, 2020

Violence against women and girls is a sin. It goes against God’s design and plan for us. And yet, one in three women experiences sexual or gender-based violence. Why is that? And what does it say about our theology that so many women and girls in our congregations are survivors of this violence?

Church and Society has published a new curriculum, “Hidden in Plain Sight: A Call to End Domestic Violence.” This study is designed to give adult education classes, church Bible studies, campus ministries and other small groups the tools to reflect on what the Bible and The United Methodist Church have to say about domestic violence.

The study has four hourlong sessions that look at different aspects and intersections of domestic violence.

  • Week One: Domestic Violence 101
  • Week Two: Domestic Violence and Motherhood
  • Week Three: Domestic Violence and Gun Violence
  • Week Four: Domestic Violence and Migration

We hope this will encourage people within your faith community to work to build healthy relationships and advocate for policies that end the threats of violence.

With gratitude,
Susan Burton
Director, Women’s & Children’s Advocacy
Church and Society