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Looking at the Data… from Church Women

Over the last 15 years, we have collected data from over 500 church women concerning domestic violence.

Looking at the Data… from Religious Leaders

Over the last 15 years, we have collected data from over 500 religious leaders concerning domestic violence. Here are some of their beliefs concerning abuse and a snapshot of their experiences related to working with victims and perpetrators.

Listening to the Voices of Religious Leaders

Over the last 15 years, we have interviewed hundreds of religious leaders concerning domestic violence. Here is what some have had to say about the reality of abuse in their ministries. By reading their words, or listening to their voices, you will begin to understand a little more clearly the very important role played by pastors and people of faith in responding to situations involving domestic violence.

Top Ten

Over the last 15 years, we have interviewed hundreds of religious leaders concerning domestic violence. Here is what some have had to say about the reality of abuse in their ministries.

When Violence Comes Home

A sermon preached by the Rev. Robert S. Owens, retired minister in the Presbyterian Church(U.S.A.), who has been involved in ministry to victims of domestic violence and their families for many years.

The Victim Beside the Road

By: Catherine Clark Kroeger

Domestic Violence: The Response of the Church

By: Rev. Miriam Mollering

Sermon Excerpt: The God Who Cares

Rev. Edward Powell

Responding to Victims of Sexual Assault

Sometimes clergy need to respond to victims of sexual assault.  Here are some words of guidance written by a certified sexual assault nurse examiner.

Clergy Resources Translated in Romanian - Resurse pentru Liderii Bisericești în Limba Română

Prepared by Sylvia M. Asay,  PhD, CFLE
Associate Professor of Family Studies
University of Nebraska at Kearney

Preview clips from an interfaith documentary and discussion guide

Best practices promoted by researchers and those working in the field promote a collaborative community response to domestic violence that includes the voices of religious leaders.