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About the Author: Chaplain Susan J. Katz, MA, Spiritual Health Practitioner, Musician

Susan is a hospital Chaplain providing secular as well as faith-based services to people of all genders and abilities. She has served in care homes, correctional facilities, urban health and addictions treatment centres in both the United States and Canada. Susan lives in Vancouver, Canada, and is a Professional Member of the Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains, and an Associate Member of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care. Susan’s writing and music can be found on her Web/Blog: The Compassionate Oboe

 

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Intimate Partner Violence: Current Resources

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A selection of current, high-quality resources about preventing, identifying, and responding to intimate partner violence (IPV) within the home and community. Health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, researchers, employers, and advocates can use this list to learn more about IPV; for program development; and to locate training resources and information to answer specific questions.

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WEBINAR: Sexual Assault in the Military: The Role of the Chaplain

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Join us 6/20/13 - Recent news coverage of high profile cases of military sexual assault have highlighted both the dysfunction of reporting mechanisms within the institution and the sheer number of assaults that take place each year. In this one-hour webinar, Rev. Dr. Kristen Leslie, along with Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune, will explore the dynamics of sexual assault within the context of the military, with a particular focus on the role of military chaplains.

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Breaking the Silence: The Growing Faith Movement to End Sexual Violence

Breaking the Silence: The Growing Faith Movement to End Sexual Violence

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5/28/13 Originally posted on Sojourners Magazine website | IN 2002, Anne Barrett Doyle’s church involvement took a radical turn. The Boston Globe had just launched a series investigating rampant abuse among clergy in Boston’s Archdiocese, and the Catholic woman found herself protesting something for the first time in her life: her own Church. “I was just pulled into this story, inextricably, with a force I didn’t understand,” Boston-based Barrett Doyle said.

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May 22 Teleconference with Marie M. Fortune, Jeanette Stokes, Mary E. Hunt, Diann L. Neu

May 22 Teleconference with Marie M. Fortune, Jeanette Stokes, Mary E. Hunt, Diann L. Neu

"A Century of Creative Feminist Leadership in Religion" Wednesday, May 22, 2013 1 pm – 2 pm EDT Join in the conversation that is sure to be lively—with tales of shared history, common concerns, and that spark that makes entrepreneurs create and sustain their efforts!

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Upcoming Conference: National DV Fatality Review Initiative

Upcoming Conference: National DV Fatality Review Initiative

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The National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative is presenting Global Possibilities, scheduled May 19 –21 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Phoenix, AZ. The conference features some of the leading national experts in the field of domestic violence and fatality review.

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Live Updates from the United Nations

Live Updates from the United Nations

FaithTrust Institute will be presenting at several parallel events for the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, to take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 4-15, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to read our updates throughout the week.

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"I Believe You" and the Importance of VAWA Reauthorization

"I Believe You" and the Importance of VAWA Reauthorization

The Senate passed the Violence Against Women Act last week, but its future remains in limbo in the House of Representatives due to political disputes. The act highlights the problems many women face. During their lifetime, one out of every four women will experience violence from an intimate partner. "I Believe You: Faiths' Response to Intimate Partner Violence" follows the stories of women and how their faith helped them into a better life.

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One Billion Rising - Feb 14 Webinar Discussion for V-Day Movement

One Billion Rising - Feb 14 Webinar Discussion for V-Day Movement

Keep Rising: 4 Visionaries Share their Inspiration to Persist In light of several recent, heinous incidents of violence against young women, specifically the Steubenville gang rape and the attach in New Delhi, among many others, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence offers this free webinar on how to stay motivates and steadfast to do this work in the face of opposition, apathy, and continued acts of dehumanizing violence that often go unpunished.

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Breaking News! Violence Against Women Act reintroduced

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On January 22, 2013, Senator Patrick Leahy and Senator Michael Crapo introduced S. 47, a strong, bipartisan bill that would reauthorize the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)! We need you to take action TODAY by contacting your Senators and urge them to co-sponsor S. 47.

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Passing of Beverly Wildung Harrison

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FaithTrust Institute joins many friends and colleagues in mourning the passing of Beverly Wildung Harrison, regarded by many as “the mother of Christian feminist ethics." Her voice for social justice in reproductive rights, human sexuality and economics was a major contribution to Christian conversation and action in the late 20th century.

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World Mourns the Loss of Domestic Violence Activist, Jenni Rivera

World Mourns the Loss of Domestic Violence Activist, Jenni Rivera

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FaithTrust Institute joins the family, friends and fans in mourning the loss of domestic violence activist and NCADV Spokesperson, Jenni Rivera, who was killed Sunday, December 9, 2012 in a plane crash.

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Increasing Dollars for Domestic Violence: How Companies Can Do Right for Women and Girls

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As corporations expand their philanthropic giving, an epidemic that affects millions of American women is being pushed further out of sight.

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Diva Communications Honored

Congratulations to Diva Communications, which was recently honored by the Religion Newswriters Association. Diva Communications received second and third place in the category Religion Documentary of the Year.

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RCA Appoints Rabbi Mark Dratch as its New Executive Vice President

RCA Appoints Rabbi Mark Dratch as its New Executive Vice President

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The Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), the largest group of Orthodox rabbis in the world, has named Rabbi Mark Dratch as its Executive Vice President.

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High Holy Days, 5773

High Holy Days, 5773

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These are the “Days of Awe” in the Jewish tradition. We poorly translate them as the “High Holidays” or with a little more panache, “High Holy Days.” But Yamim Noraim is the Hebrew for this period of time which spans the weeks preceding the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, through the Day of Repentance, Yom Kippur. Yamim Noraim literally means Days of Awe.

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Lutheran Community Foundation Safe & Healthy Congregations Training

Lutheran Community Foundation Safe & Healthy Congregations Training

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In May of 2012, FaithTrust Institute trained and educated approximately 100 members of 23 Minneapolis, Minnesota-area congregations’ denominational staffs, clergy, and lay leaders on the dynamics – from a faith-based perspective – of domestic violence, child abuse and healthy teen relationships.

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Be Part of No More Day

Be Part of No More Day

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Domestic violence, dating abuse and sexual assault are not easy to talk about, although they impact millions of men, women and children every year. Because of the stigma and shame, these issues often remain hidden in our society. NO MORE seeks to bring these issues into the national spotlight to generate more attention, more resources and more action to prevent them. NO MORE aims to empower bystanders of domestic violence, dating abuse and sexual assault in every community to break their silence and get involved.

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Edmonds, WA — Benefit Program and Dinner for Women for Women International

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Carolyn Scott Brown, Director of Learning and Resources, will speak on violence against women in countries at war - Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, March 11, 2012 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Open to the Public.

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Healing the Generations Events

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New Haven, CT - February 29, 2012 and March 1-2, 2012 -Clifford Beers Clinic presents two events Open to the Public. Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune will present a keynote address and a workshop.

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