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Every year, we celebrate the activists and movements around the world who are fighting for safe communities. Find out more!

 

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Join Us for the Last Webinar of 2016

Our final 2016 webinar is scheduled for December 21. Join us for this free, hour-long training on working lesbian and bisexual women who abuse their partners. Read more...

We Moved!

As of November 1, 2016 the FaithTrust Institute office will be located at 2414 SW Andover St, Suite D208, Seattle, WA 98106. Phone numbers and email addresses remain unchanged. Read more...

Spotlight: A Movie Worth Discussing

FaithTrust Institute Offers a Multi-Faith Discussion Guide for SPOTLIGHT: The film offers a wonderful opportunity for faith communities to openly discuss the impact of child sexual abuse, and also address the steps that we can take to ensure safe communities for children and others who are vulnerable. Read more...

 

Recent Blog Posts

GUEST BLOG: International Solidarity for Survival {16 Days of Activism} by Mary E. Hunt

Argentine feminists are experienced in struggles against violence. On October 19, 2016, thousands of women took to the streets to protest femicide, the murder of women because of their sex. “Ni Una Menos,” (literally, “not one less,” meaning no more women killed) is the name of the sponsoring group that has now convened the country’s women three times to demand government help with an epidemic of murders. The proximate cause of their demonstrations this time was the rape and murder of Lucia Perez, in Mar del Plata.

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Hope in a Time of Darkness

Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as you ever can. These words are often attributed to John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, although there is some dispute about their authorship. They may have been penned by a woman, unnamed of course. It appears they were frequently revised. But our ancestors offered them to us to ponder so ponder them we shall.

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Living in Parched Places

I live in a parched place. In east Tennessee, it has only rained 3 times in the last 4 months. This relentless heat and drought are palpable every day. So also on this political landscape: the heat of hateful rhetoric and the drought of substantive discussion of the serious issues. Facing the weeks ahead, I turn to Jeremiah 17.

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