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Nancy’s Speaking Engagements

Nancy Nason-Clark
Workshops or Seminars Conducted on Abuse

Responding to Abuse in Families of Faith: Introducing the RAVE Project and a Coordinated Seminary Response to Domestic Violence.  Presentation to all Faculty at Gordon-Conwell Seminary, North Hamilton Campus, MA, December 3, 2008.

Domestic Violence: The Challenge for the Wesleyan Church around the World.  Presentation to the General Board of Administration, Indianapolis,  IN, November 18, 2008.

Domestic Violence and the Church, Invited address, Spreydon Baptist Church, Christchurch, New Zealand, November 9, 2008 (with Rev. Daphne Marsden).

Giving Voice to Silent Stories: The Church Responds to Abuse in Relationships.  ACTS Seminaries, Langley, BC, October 24, 2008.

Domestic Violence in Families of Faith:  Understanding the Problem and Working Towards Solutions.  Day workshop for DMin Students, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, CUME, Boston, MA, October 13, 2008.

Domestic Violence, Pastors, and the RAVE Project.  Graduate Course on Human Sexuality, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Boston,  MA, October 8, 2008.

Domestic Violence in Families of Faith and the RAVE Project.  Presentation to the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Raleigh,  North Carolina, September 24, 2008.

Updates on the RAVE Project.

  • Charlotte Mecklenberg Police Department, Charlotte, N.C., September 25, 2008.
  • Charlotte Site Working Group, September 25, 2008.
  • African-American Women Pastors, Charlotte, N.C., September 24, 2008.
  • United Fellowship Church, September 24, 2008.
  • Beauty for Ashes Support Group, Mr. Carmel Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C., September 23, 2008.

Violence and Families of Faith:  Exploring Religious Options and Resources and the Ways to Train Religious Leaders.  Graduate class on Amos, George E. Truett Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, September 11, 2008.

Violence and Families of Faith:  Exploring Religious Options and Resources and the Ways to Train Religious Leaders.  Graduate class on Crisis Intervention in Youth Ministries, George E. Truett Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, September 11, 2008.

From the Steeple to the Shelter: Linking Research and Social Action in Training Religious Leaders. Invited lecture, Pastoral Ministry and Practical Theology Class, George E. Truett Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, September 11, 2008.

Violence and Families of Faith:  Training Seminary Students Employing the RAVE Project.  Presentation to seminary faculty, George E. Truett Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, September 10, 2008.

From the Steeple to the Shelter: Linking Research and Social Action in Training Religious Leaders. Invited lecture, combined graduate classes, Faculty of Social Work, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, September 10, 2008.

RAVE Training and Website Information Sessions (with discussion of the research upon which the work is founded—with B. Fisher-Townsend)

  • HomeFront Staff Meeting, May 22, 2008, Calgary, Alberta
  • Sheriff King Centre, May 22, 2008, Calgary, Alberta
  • Calgary Counselling Services, May 21, 2008, Calgary, Alberta
  • Care Ministry Staff, Centre Street Church, May 21, 2008, Calgary, Alberta
  • FaithLink Luncheon, Alliance to End Violence, May 20, 2008, Calgary Alberta
  • Calgary United Church Ministry Personnel, Wild Rose United Church, May 20, 2008, Calgary, Alberta
  • Womanspace Domestic Violence Services, May 15, 2008, Eugene, Oregon
  • Graduate Research Methods Class, Psychology Department, Northwest Christian College, May 14, 2008, Eugene, Orgeon
  • Domestice Violence Council, May 14, 2008, Eugene, Oregon
  • President’s Leadership Team, Eugene Bible College, May 13, 2008, Eugene, Oregon

Themes in the Stories of Men who have Acted Abusively, Address to the Oregon Batterer Intervention Professionals Association (OBIPA), May 15, 2008, Eugene, Oregon (with B. Fisher-Townsend).

Themes in the Stories of Men who have Acted Abusively, Address to the Therapeutic Staff of CAFA, May 14, 2008, Eugene, Oregon (with B. Fisher-Townsend).

Shattered Silence or Holy Hush?  Research and Social Action Concerning Violence in Families of Faith.  Department of Sociology Colloquium Series, January 17, 2008.

RAVE Training and Website Information Sessions (with discussion of the research upon which the work is founded) 

  • Pastoral Care Clergy and Leadership, Woodcrest Community Church, November 15, 2007, Columbia, Missouri
  • Rural Churches Leadership Team, November 15, 2007, Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Women Clergy Interdenominational Caucus, Unity Church, November 14, 2007, Columbia, Missouri
  • Shelter Workers Staff Meeting, May 14, 2007, Columbia, Missouri

From the Steeple to the Shelter: Linking Research and Social Action. Invited lecture, Women/Gender Studies, University of Missouri, November 14, 2007.

Social Work, Christianity, Research, Social Action and Domestic Violence:  Looking  for the Intersection Points.  Invited graduate seminar, Faculty of Social Work, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, November 12, 2007.

Violence and Families of Faith:  Exploring Religious Options and Resources.  Gordon-Conwell Seminary Graduate Workshop, October 31, 2007, Boston, MA.

Lunch and Learn Series, Women’s Space, Eugene, Oregon, October 5, 2007 (with B. Fisher-Townsend).

Stories of Men who have Acted Abusively (with B. Fisher-Townsend).

Address to the OPAC Monday Group, October 1, 2007

Address to the Therapeutic Staff, October 3, 2007

Address to the OPAC Thursday Group, October 4, 2007

RAVE Training and Website Information Sessions (with discussion of the research upon which the work is founded)

Launch of the RAVE Website, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, September 27th 2007, Charlotte, North Carolina (Coverage by several local TV networks and radio stations, including interviews and footage of the event).

Abuse in Families of Faith.  Parish Nurses of New Brunswick, Level III Training, Fredericton, NB,  September 14, 2007.

RAVE Training and Website Development Workshops

  • Atlantic District of the Wesleyan Church, Beulah Conference Centre, Browns Flat, NB, July 12, 2007. 
  • World Hope Canada Board Meeting, Odessa, Ukraine, June 7, 2007.

Women of Faith and Domestic Violence.  Enhancing Work with the Faith Community Workshop, Department of Public Health, Northampton,  MA, June 27, 2007.

Peace Within Thy Walls:  Domestic Violence and Religion.  Plenary Address, PASCH Conference, Portland, Oregon, May 18, 2007.

Research Update on Violence and Families of Faith.  Christians as Family Advocates, Eugene, Oregon,  May 17, 2007, with B.  Fisher-Townsend

What does a little faith have to do with it?  Research on the Interface between Abuse, Spirituality and the Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence,  Brown Bag Lunch Series, The Alliance to End Violence, Calgary, Alberta, May 11,  2007, with B.  Fisher-Townsend.

HomeFront Board, May 10, 2007, Calgary, Alberta

Domestic and Sexual Assault Sector Workers, May 11, 2007,  Calgary, Alberta, with B. Fisher-Townsend.

Christians as Family Advocates Staff, May 16, 2007, Eugene, Alberta, with B. Fisher-Townsend.

Domestic Violence and Religion.  Wilmot’s 2007 Community Seminar Series, Wilmot United Church, Fredericton, N.B., April 27, 2007.

Researching Domestic Violence in Communities of Faith.  Forum on Christian Faith and the University, UNB, Fredericton, N.B., March 16, 2007.

The Role of Religious Leaders in Responding to Domestic Violence, Panel Presentation, The Search for Accountability Conference, Police Academy, Charlotte, N.C., October 27, 2006.

Sacred Silence, Holy Hush:  Faith Communities and Violence Against Women, Lunch and Learn Series, Mecklenberg Ministries, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N.C., October 26, 2006.

  • Churches as Community Partners in Eliminating DV, Plenary Address, Candlelight Vigil, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C., October 22, 2006.
  • Shattered Silence, Holy Hush: Faith Communities and Abuse, Keynote Address, Interfaith Community Breakfast & Forum on Domestic Violence, Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 7, 2006.
  • When Terror Strikes at Home: The Role of Religious Professionals, Keynote Address, Faith Based Forum on Family Violence for Justice Professionals and Clergy, West Palm Beach, FL, October 5, 2006.
  • Clergy as Partners in Addressing Family Violence, Plenary Address, Pastor’s Workshop, Eugene, OR, September 22, 2006.
  • (with B. Fisher-Townsend) Religion, Violence and Faith Based Services, Christians as Family Advocates, Eugene, OR, September 21, 2006.
  • Challenges and Opportunities Facing Christian Women in Leadership in their Work, Church and Families, Women’s Institute for Leadership Development, Sussex, N.B., May 27, 2006.
  • Shattered Silence or Holy Hush?  The Response of Faith Communities to Domestic Violence, Big Brothers Big Sisters/Boys and Girls Club, Miramichi, N.B., March 27, 2006.
  • The Rave Project: Building Bridges of Connection Between Faith Leaders and their Community Partners, Carmel Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N.C., March 14, 2006.
  • The Rave Project: Building Bridges of Connection Between Faith Leaders and their Community Partners, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Charlotte, N.C., March 14, 2006.
  • Shattered Silence or Holy Hush?  Addressing Domestic Violence in Faith Communities, Domestic Violence Advocacy Council, Charlotte, N.C., March 14, 2006.
  • (with B. Fisher-Townsend) Shattered Silence or Holy Hush?  Addressing Domestic Violence in Faith Communities, Christians Addressing Family Abuse, Eugene, OR, Feb 22, 2006.
  • Sacred Silence, Holy Hush:  Addressing Domestic Violence in Faith Communities, Vision New England Congress, Boston, MA, Feb 4, 2006.
  • Woman Abuse and Faith Around the Globe. Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Annual Meeting, Fredericton, N.B., January 30, 2006.
  • Compassion as a Christian Response, Short presentation, India Bible Society Staff, Cuttack, Orissa, India, November 29, 2005.
  • Violence Against Women, evening event organized by the Women’s Auxillary of the Bible Society, Cuttack, Orissa, India, November 28, 2005.
  • Woman Abuse and Faith around the Globe. Day conference for Christian Lay Leaders and Couples, organized by the Baptist Church and EFI, Bhubaneswar, India, November 28, 2005.
  • Mending Broken Hearts. Sunday Sermon (presented with translation at two services), Baptist Church, Bhubaneswar, India, November 27, 2005.
  • Woman Abuse and Faith around the Globe.  Day conference for Women, organized by the Methodist Church and Calcutta Seminary,  Kolkata, India, November 26, 2005.
  • Domestic Violence in Christian Homes, Calcutta Seminary, Kolkata, India, November 24, 2005.
  • Domestic Violence and Families of Faith. Sponsored by EFI and TAFTEE, Bangalore, India, November 21, 2005.
  • The Impact of Religious and Secular Culture in Working with Children, Sunday School Teachers Conference, Whitefield, India, November 19, 2005.
  • Refuge from Domestic Violence. Five day graduate seminar on the Sociology of Religion and Domestic Violence Around the World, TAFTEE Seminary (affiliated with the University of Wales, UK), Bangalore, India, November 16-21, 2005.
  • Woman Abuse and Faith around the Globe.  Conference for Women, organized by the City Care Network, Hyderabad, India, November 15, 2005.
  • Sacred Silence, Holy Hush:  Addressing Domestic Violence in Faith Communities, 7th Annual Abuse Awareness Workshop, Portland, Oregon, October 15, 2005.
  • Addressing Domestic Violence in Faith Communities Around the World, Cascade College, Portland, Oregon, October 14, 2005.
  • Abuse of Women Worldwide.  Plenary Address in Chapel, SouthAsia Bible College, Bangalore, India, November 8, 2004.
  • Violence in the Family Context: Exploring the Role of Christian Congregations. Public Lecture, Saiacs Graduate University, Bangalore, India, November 5, 2004.
  • No Place for Abuse. Pan-Asia Conference for Christian Women Leaders, Bangalore, India, October 31st to November 4, 2004. [9 hours of speaking engagements over a three day period focussed on my books, No Place for Abuse (2001) and Refuge from Abuse (2004)]
  • Family Violence and Contemporary Christian Churches. Evening Public Lecture Series, Regent College, Vancouver, July 7, 2004.
  • Building Bridges Between Churches and the Community. Summer Series, ThinkCafe, Vancouver, B.C., July 4, 2004.
  • Christians and Domestic Violence:  Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution? Public lecture, Eugene Faith Center, Eugene, Oregon, January 9, 2004.
  • Contemporary Christianity and Woman Abuse. Lane County Domestic Violence Council, Eugene, Oregon, January 7, 2004.
  • Women’s Juggling Act: Professional Women and Stress. Workshop for Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists and University Professors, Osijek, Croatia, November 22, 2003.
  • Building Bridges for Action on Issues of Religion and Abuse. Presentation to Sociology and Social Work Students, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, November 19, 2003.
  • Religion and Abuse: The Challenges Facing Sacred and Secular Institutions. Public Lecture, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, November 18, 2003.
  • Mending Broken Hearts: Responding to Woman Abuse in a Christian Context. Plenary Address (2 speaking engagements), Lutheran Health Care Conference, Niagra Falls, ON., November 11, 2003.
  • Beyond Abuse: Biblical Roots of Healing and Hope. Plenary Address, FaithLink Workshop, Calgary, AB, November 10, 2003.
  • The Role of Forgiveness. South Calgary Community Church, Calgary, AB, November 9, 2003 (2 speaking engagements).
  • Mending Broken Hearts:  Christianity and Woman Abuse.  Assemblies of God Church, Kingston, Jamaica, September 16, 2003.
  • No Place for Abuse:  Theology and Woman Abuse. Presentation to Feminist Theology Class, Theological College, University of the West Indes, Kingston, Jamaica, September 16, 2003.
  • No Place for Abuse:  Counselling Battered Religious Women.  Presentation to Health Care Professionals, Kingston Medical Clinic, Kingston, Jamaica, September 18, 2003.
  • Abuse and the Church.  Missionary Alliance Church, Kingston, Jamaica, September 21, 2003.
  • Celebrating the Graduates:  Religion and Programs for Men Who Batter.  Two, 90 minute workshops presented at Northwest Family Life, Seattle, Washington, June 30th and May 2, 2003.
  • Abuse in the Christian Family:  God’s Call to Mend Broken Hearts, Chapel Address, Bethany Bible College, Sussex, New Brunswick, February 6, 2003.
  • Family Violence and the Churches.  Three-hour workshop presented at St. Mary’s Church Hall, Souris, PEI, September 20, 2002.
  • Family Violence and the Churches.  Three-hour workshop presented at Hillcrest United Church, Montague, PEI, September 19, 2002.
  • A Dialogue on Family Violence.  Public presentation, Montague Church of Christ, PEI, September 19, 2002.
  • Religion and Abuse in the Family: The Response of the Churches.  Clergy Workshop, Osijek, Croatia, May 10-11, 2002.
  • Abuse and Religion:  Issues in Detection, Prevention and Healing.  Social Service Workshop, Osijek, Croatia, May 3-5, 2002.
  • Garden of Gethsemane:  Reflections on Christianity and Abuse, Sunday homily, Lakewood Anglican Church, Saint John, N.B., March 17, 2002.
  • Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church: Reflections on the Canadian Context.  Invited lecture, Human Sexuality Course, Evangelical Theological Seminary, Osijek, Croatia, March 9, 2002.
  • No Place for Abuse:  Christianity and Violence in the Family, Chapel Address, Evangelical Theological Seminary, Osijek, Croatia, March 8, 2002.
  • Christians Responding to Family Violence.  Public Address, Evangelical Theological Seminary, Osijek, Croatia, March 4, 2002.
  • From Hurting to Healing [Three plenary addresses: The Response of Faith Based Communities to Violence in the Family; Becoming a Caring Congregation; A Christian Call to Compassion.] Lutheran Health Care Association of Canada, Banff, Alberta, January 18-20, 2002.
  • Abuse and Contemporary Christianity:  An Overview of a Research Program.  Christian Women’s Leadership Luncheon Address, Seattle, Washington, January 11, 2002.
  • Violence in Contemporary Christian Families, Evangelicalism and the Family Class, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, November 27, 2001.
  • Violence in the Family Unit, Introduction to Sociology Class, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, November 26, 2001.
  • No Place for Abuse:  How Christians Confront Family Violence, Plenary Address, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, November 26, 2001.
  • Betrayed Trust or Bridge Building: The Role of Faith Communities in a Coordinated Response to Domestic Violence, Building Bridges of Common Action, Calgary, Alberta, November 6, 2001.
  • Mending Broken Hearts.  Sunday Morning Sermon, First Baptist Church, Calgary, Alberta, November 4, 2001.
  • Marriage Preparation: Raising the Issue of Abuse, Conference of Roman Catholic Marriage Preparation Facilitators, Calgary, Alberta, November 3, 2001.
  • Becoming a Caring Congregation. Greenwood Drive Baptist Church, Fredericton, N.B., October 28, 2001.
  • Faith and Family Violence.  University Women’s Club, Fredericton, N.B., October 25, 2001.
  • Family Violence and the Local Parish Church.  Workshop for Anglican Clergy, Deaneries of Southern N.B., Saint John, N.B., October 16, 2001.
  • Mending Broken Hearts.  Sunday Morning Sermon, Wesleyan Methodist Church, Toowoomba, Australia, September 30, 2001.
  • Christianity and Abuse:  The Reality of Woman Abuse Around the World.  Plenary Address, Bible College of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, September 20, 2001.
  • Wife Abuse and Contemporary Christianity:  A Global Perspective.  Commission on Women’s Concerns, WEF, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2-10, 2001.
  • Mending Broken Hearts.  New Brunswick Anglican Clergywives Conference, Saint John, N.B.  (3 speaking engagements), April 24-25, 2001.
  • Mary as a Single Parent:  Christmas Reflections in a Secular Society.  River Valley Women’s Banquet, Saint John, N.B., November 22, 2000.
  • Mending Broken Hearts. Sunday Morning Sermon, First Wesleyan Church, Fredericton, N.B., November 19, 2000. Wrote sermon and liturgy for the morning service.
  • Wife Abuse and the Local Parish Church.  Workshop for Anglican Clergy, Diocese of Fredericton, Fredericton, N.B., June 1, 2000.
  • Mending Broken Hearts: Women Helping Women as a Model Of Ministry.  Women Alive Conference, Waterloo, Ontario, April 28-30, 2000.
  • Binding a Broken Heart.  Plenary Address, Becoming Women of Hope Convention, Saint John, N.B., April 15, 2000.
  • Gethsemane’s Garden:  Themes from the Partnership between God and Human Suffering.  Sermon, Anglican Cathedral, Church of the Redeemer, Calgary, Alberta, April 2, 2000.
  • From the Steeple to the Shelter:  The Mechanics of Bridge Building Between Churches and Community Organizations. Hope in a Violent Society Conference, Calgary, Alberta, April 1, 2000, (with Lori Beaman).
  • Betrayed Trust or Bridge Building:  Sex, Violence and the Christian Church.  Opening Plenary, Hope in a Violent Society Conference, Calgary, Alberta, March 31, 2000.
  • Twenty Ways to Kill A Relationship, or at least cause fatal injury.  Bethany Bible College, Sussex, N.B., March 22, 2000 (with D.A. Clark).
  • Woman Abuse and Faith Communities.  Wesley United Church Women’s Day Celebration, Lincoln, N.B., March 6, 2000.
  • Paving the Road Between the Steeple and the Shelter:  Reflecting on the Research of the Religion and Violence Research Team.  Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research, February 11, 2000.
  • Betrayed Trust:  Sex, Violence and the Christian Church. Solidarity and Compassion Lecture Series, Centre for Catholic Experience. St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, Ontario., January 21, 2000.
  • Evangelical Families May Be Sacred…but are they safe? Plenary Address, Redeemer College, Ancaster, Ontario, January 21, 2000.
  • Religion and Wife Abuse. Presentation to social work students, Redeemer College, Ancaster, Ontario, January 20, 2000.
  • Family Violence.  Sermon preached at the Upper Kingsclear Baptist Church, January 16, 2000.
  • Overview of World Data on Woman Abuse.  Presentation to the World Evangelical Fellowship, Women’s Commission Task Force.  Cape Cod, MA., October 15, 1999.
  • Congregations and Family Crisis:  Striving to be a Caring Church. Presentation to the Atlantic District of the Wesleyan Church, Annual Ministerial Conference, Browns Flat, N.B., September 28, 1999.
  • “Scholarship and Social Activism:  The Evangelical Challenge for the 21st Century.” Convocation Address, Houghton College, May 10, 1999.
  • Garden of Gethsemane:  Thinking about Wife Abuse. Short presentation to the Annual Conference of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Calgary, Alberta, September 24, 1999.
  • Family Violence and the Churches:  Considering the Role of Religion. Day workshop to the staff and community liaison personnel of the Sheriff King Facility, YWCA, Calgary, Alta., September 27, 1999.
  • Women, Stress and the Workplace. Workshop conducted for the Hospital Corporation, Department of Health and Community Services, Fredericton, N.B., September 13, 1999.
  • The Steeple or the Shelter? Family Violence and Secularization in Contemporary Canada. Presented to the Interdisciplinary Seminar for the Study of Religion, University of New Brunswick, January 29, 1999. Responses by Anglican Bishop, Roman Catholic Theologian and United Church Minister.
  • Violence and the Churches.  Workshop conducted for churches in Stanley, New Brunswick, November 22, 1998.
  • Shattered Silence or Holy Hush? Churches and Abuse.  Workshop conducted for My Sisters Keeper International Conference, Boston, October 24, 1998.
  • “Offering Gethsemane’s Comfort:  Churches and the Problem of Wife Abuse.” Sunday Morning Sermon, St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, Irvine, California, October 11, 1998.
  • “Assisting the Healing Process:  A Christian Response to Violence in Families.” Plenary Address, St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, Irvine, California, October 11, 1998.
  • From the Steeple to the Shelter: The Response of Faith Communities to Wife Abuse.  Plenary Address, Love Without Honour Conference, Mariners South Coast Church, Irvine, California, October 10, 1998.
  • Wife Abuse and the Christian Church. Workshop conducted for the Daring Hope Conference, Ecumenical Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women, Guelph, Ont., August 26-30, 1998.
  • “Women as a Resource for Each Other.” Year-end Celebration, Young Mom’s Group, Fredericton, N.B., June 12, 1998.
  • “Despair or Hope?  What the Church Has to Offer.” Presentation to Young Adults Seminar, First Wesleyan Church, Fredericton, N.B., May 5, 1998.
  • “From Despair to Hope:  Wife Abuse and the Christian Community.” Dinner address, River Valley Women’s Banquet, Grand Bay, N.B., April 28, 1998.
  • “Family Violence and Religion:  The Response of Clergy” Panel presentation, Gender Studies Week, Saint Thomas University, Fredericton, N.B., March 18, 1998.
  • Families in Crisis:  Conflict, Care and Compassion in an Age of Uncertainty. Workshop for the “Hope for the Family Conference”, Southwestern Association of United Baptist Churches, St. Andrews, N.B., April 5, 1997.
  • Beyond Belief: Wife Abuse and Contemporary Christianity. Workshop for the Maritime Division of the Salvation Army, Halifax, N.S., February 12, 1997.
  • Canadian Churches and Violence Against Women.  Invited consultation organized by the World Council of Churches, Toronto, November 16-18, 1996.
  • Wife Abuse and Christianity:  Findings from a Canadian Study. Seminar presented to the Pastoral Care Seminary Faculty, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Chicago, November 1-2, 1996.
  • Weary Warriors:  The Pastoral Couple.  Two workshops presented at the Canadian Nazarene Conference, Toronto, Ontario, October 20, 1996.
  • Beyond Belief:  Wife Abuse and Christian Churches. Address to selected Salvation Army Officers of the Maritime Division of the Salvation Army, Halifax, N.S., September 25, 1996.
  • “Religion and Violence:  Is Partnership Possible?” Invited luncheon address, Catholic Parish Priests in Diocese of Fredericton, Fredericton, N.B., December 4, 1996.
  • “Domestic Violence and Religion” Invited Consultation, World Council of Churches, Toronto, Ontario, November 16-19, 1996.
  • Responding to Pain… in Ourselves, Our Families, Our Community.  Seminar presented at the Atlantic District Women’s Conference, Brown’s Flat, N.B., July 5, 1996.
  • “The Work of the Religion and Violence Research Team” Building Bridges Workshop, Fredericton, N.B., June 20, 1996.
  • “Religion and Violence Against Women” Research Update, Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation, Fredericton, N.B., May 9, 1996.
  • “Family Violence: A Pressing Social Problem” Luncheon address, Rotary Club, Saint John, N.B., May 6, 1996.
  • “Religion and Family Violence” Special Guest, TV Program Reflections, Cable 10, Saint John, N.B., May 2, 1996.
  • “Religion and Violence Against Women: Understanding the Rhetoric and the Response of Christian Churches”.  Arts Faculty Forum, University of New Brunswick, March 21, 1996.
  • The Church’s Responsibility to Violence in the Home. Workshop presented during the Simpson Lecture Series, Wolfville Baptist Church, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, February 6, 1996 (together with Lois Mitchell).
  • Superwomen Still Don’t Fly.  Presentation to the Women’s Ministries of the Wesleyan Church, Indianapolis, IN, November 13, 1995.
  • Responding Pastorally to Victims of Violence. Keynote address at the Ministerial Conference of the Atlantic District of the Wesleyan Church, Brown’s Flat, N.B., October 11th, 1995.
  • The Family is Sacred…but it is not always safe: Understanding the Suffering Created by Family Violence; The Family is Sacred…but it is not always safe: Responding to the Pain Created by Family Violence. Two workshop addresses for the Annual Conference of the Atlantic District of the Wesleyan Church, Brown’s Flat, N.B., July 10-11, 1995.
  • Partners of Protagonists? Sacred and Secular Responses to Victims of Family Violence. Keynote address at a workshop for clergy and other professionals involved in responding to the needs of abused women and children. Sponsored by the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and funded by the Victims Services Fund of that province, the inter-agency workshop was held in Halifax, N.S., June 23, 1995.
  • Baby Busters Meet the Twentieth Century.  Seminar presented at the Annual Retreat for Wesleyan Young Adults, June 23-25, 1995, Caton’s Island, N.B.
  • “Compassion is Love in Action: Women Helping Women Respond to the Suffering Caused by Present or Past Abuse”.  Invited address to the Interdenominational Christian Women’s Fellowship, Campbellton, N.B., April 5, 1995.
  • Christianity and Family Violence: Understanding the Issues and Responding to the Pain. Workshop for clergy and laypeople, sponsored by the Evangelical Pastors Fellowship. Bethel Pentecostal Church, Campbellton, N.B., April 5, 1995.
  • Making Marriage Meaningful.  Two day interdenominational workshop for couples.  Yarmouth, N.S., February 11-12, 1995.
  • “Violence Against Women and Christian Churches: A Brief Overview of a Research Programme” Brief presentation to the International Delegation Conducting Hearings into the Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women, Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 17, 1994. [Representatives from Switzerland, Africa, Portugual and Canada present.]
  • Christian Families in a Changing World.  Three day interdenominational workshop for clergy, Summerside, P.E.I., October 21-23, 1994.
  • Binding Up the Broken-Hearted: A Christian Response to the Pain Inflicted by Wife Abuse.  Workshop for the Yarmouth Area Wesleyan Women Day Conference.
  • Superwomen Can’t Fly:  The Juggling Act of Carving Out Manageable Personal Contributions in a World of Unrealistic Expectations.  Address to the Yarmouth Wesleyan Women, September 25, 1994.
  • Update on Religion and Violence Research Team. Short presentation to the clergy and delegates attending the United Baptist Convention of the Atlantic Provinces, Sackville, N.B., August 27, 1994. (500+ in attendance). Also Poster Session on the Work of the Religion and Violence Research Team, August 26, 1994.
  • Superwomen Can’t Fly:  Carving Out Our Personal Contributions in a World of Unrealistic Expectations.  Address to the Dr. Everett Chalmer’s Hospital Nurses Professional Development Series, Fredericton, May 11, 1994.
  • “Forty Ways to Kill a Marriage”: Understanding Why Marital Relationships Break Down. Three-day workshop for Olivet Wesleyan Church, Marysville, New Brunswick, February 11-13, 1994 (together with David A. Clark).
  • “Family Violence and Christian Churches:  Responding to the Problem” Lecture given at Olivet Wesleyan Church, Marysville, February 13, 1994.
  • “Family Violence and Christian Churches: Understanding the Problem” Lecture given at First Wesleyan Church, Fredericton, November 28, 1993.
  • “Family Violence and Christian Churches: Working Towards Solutions” Lecture given at First Wesleyan Church, Fredericton, December 5, 1993.
  • Understanding Broken-ness: Christianity and Family Violence.  Day workshop for Tri-City Christian Women’s Convention, St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Lower Sackville, N.S., October 2, 1993.
  • The Impossible Task of Combining Paid Work and Family Commitments.  Workshop for the Atlantic Women in Corrections Conference, Memramcook Institute, St. Joseph, N.B., September 22, 1993.
  • Family Violence Workshop.  United Baptist Convention of the Atlantic Provinces, Wolfville, N.S., August 20, 1993.
  • Coping with Family and Work Responsibilities.  Workshop for the New Brunswick Teacher’s Association, Fredericton, N.B., May 6, 1993.
  • The Juggling Act.  Plenary Address, Annual Convention of the New Brunswick Fitness Council, Moncton, N.B., April 25, 1993.
  • Juggling the Load: Balancing Work and Family.  Workshop for the Regional Conference for Women in Corrections, Moncton, NB, November 17, 1992.
  • The Juggling Act.  Women: Creativity and Well-Being Series, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB, November 3, 1992.
  • “The Juggling Act”. Luncheon Address. Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital Christian Nurses Association, Fredericton, NB, May 13, 1992.
  • Balancing Careers, Home and Community Responsibilities in the Lives of Christian Women. Plenary Address, Wesleyan Women Convention, Halifax, NS, April 25, 1992.
  • “Learning to Listen to their Voices:”  Suggestions on How Women Can Support Other Women. Seminar presented at the Wesleyan Women Convention, Halifax, NS, April 25, 1992.
  • The Juggling Act: Career, Home, Family and Church. Plenary Address, Wesleyan Women’s Convention, Fredericton, NB, April 4, 1992.
  • Christian Women and Spiritual Gifts: Assessing Our Lives and Making Our Decisions. Seminar presented to Wesleyan Women’s Convention, Fredericton, NB, April 4, 1992.
  • Understanding Family Violence. Seminar presented to Learning Unlimited, Senior Citizen’s Centre, Fredericton, NB. April 15, 1992.
  • Juggling the Load: Work and Family. Child Care Coalition Conference, Fredericton, NB, November, 1991.
  • “Sisterhood in Action: The Support Women Can Offer One Another”.  Luncheon address organized by Women’s Ministries of First Wesleyan Church, Fredericton, N.B., May 11, 1991.
  • Addressing the Subject of Family Violence in an Educational Setting. Workshop conducted at the Annual Conference of Adult Education, Fredericton, N.B., May 10, 1991.
  • Work, Family and Stress.  Workshop conducted at the New Brunswick Power Commission, Fredericton, N.B., May 7, 1991.
  • “Child Sexual Assault: Implications for Religious Care Givers”.  Presentation to Naswaaksis Baptist Church, Fredericton, March 26, 1991.
  • Women, Work and the Quality of Life. Plenary Address at the Women and Health Conference, Fredericton, N.B., March 23, 1991.
  • Communicating in the Family: Factors Involved in Improved Communication Skills. Seminar presented at Forest Hills Baptist Church, Fredericton, October 20, 1990.
  • Challenging Christian Women to Meet the ‘90s. Two day conference (2 speaking engagements) presented at Chatanooga, Tennessee, March 2-3, 1990.
  • “Violence in the Family: A Sociologist Looks at the Frequency and Context of Wife Assault and Child Abuse”.  Presentation to Women’s Ministries, First Wesleyan Church, Saint John, N.B., May 7, 1989.
  • “Motivated by a Vision: Women and Men as Equal Partners in the Contemporary Church”.  Convocation Address, Bethany Bible College, Sussex, N.B., April 29, 1989.
  • “Behind Closed Doors: Defining, Quantifying and Understanding Wife Assault”.  Presentation given during Nursing Week at UNB, January 15, 1987.
  • Family Violence Workshop, Annual Military Social Work Officer Conference, C.F.B. Gagetown, N.B., November 25, 1986. A five hour series of lectures and group problem solving conducted for military social work officers representing the Canadian Forces Social Work Services, National Defence Headquarters, Air Command Headquarters, National Defence Medical Centre and the Royal Military College.