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Tiger Confesses, Apologizes; We’ll Wait for Repentance
Why did I watch Tiger Woods statement to the press today? I guess because I continue to be intrigued by how high profile public figures address their ...
In Spite Of...
It is the darkest of days, the longest of nights as we approach the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere. The murder-suicides pile up: a football player, ...
"Bad News for 'Bad Men' . . ."
Good news for women. Lavetta Elk, 26, is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe from Wounded Knee, SD. Sgt. Joseph Kopf, an Army recruiter, raped Elk after she ...
"What About Torture?"
“Punching, flogging, assault and bodily attacks, hitting with the hand, kicking, ear pulling, hair pulling, head shaving, beating on the soles of the feet, ...
"Pray for the Dead . . ."
Twenty years ago, 14 people were shot and killed in a classroom at a University in Montreal, Quebec, where they were studying engineering. Last week 14 people ...
NFL Player Homicide-Suicide: This Is Domestic Violence
A head injury? Alcohol? Drugs? Depression? An argument? Everyone who knew Jovan Belcher is grasping for an answer to “why?” We only know what we read in the ...
Health Care Reform and Violence Against Women?
Health care reform is an urgent issue in the U.S. today. As the political “process” attempts to resolve legitimate issues in the debate, the crazies and the ...
Jimmy Carter Challenges His Church
“The turning point in every social justice movement occurs when the authentic leadership of survivors is met with the genuine commitments of our most power ...
Guest Blog: Tragic Violence Awakens the Orthodox Community
The brutal murder and dismemberment just a few weeks ago of 9-year-old Leiby Kletzky, of blessed memory, a member of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish Hasidic sect in ...
In Memoriam: Diana Garland, Inspired Colleague and Friend
Diana Garland was a trusted colleague in ministry. We collaborated on efforts to address clergy misconduct and abuse. She did ground-breaking and much needed ...
GUEST BLOG: Bettie Williams Watson: Ending the Silence, Defeating the Shame {16 Days of Activism: Stories That Inspire Our Work}
I met Bettie Williams-Watson 8 years ago when she presented a workshop on domestic violence at a faith-based women’s conference in Seattle. Bettie told a ...
Lutheran Community Foundation Safe & Healthy Congregations Training
In May of 2012, FaithTrust Institute trained and educated approximately 100 members of 23 Minneapolis, Minnesota-area congregations’ denominational staffs, ...
Beyond Shameful
Dear Forty-five Obstructionist Senators: The President used the word “shameful” to describe the Republican filibuster two days ago in the U.S. Senate of ...
The Time to Act is Now!
If you care about violence against women, you should care about the Violence Against Women Act. It's up for renewal in the U.S. Congress. And for the first ...
Accidental?
The recent song, “Accidental Racist,” by Brad Paisley and LL Cool J got me thinking about how one accidentally oppresses other people. As a white woman raised ...
Memorial Gathering for Feminist Theologian Letty M. Russell at Yale Divinity School
We at FaithTrust Institute lost a friend and colleague, mentor and leader this past summer. “Letty Mandeville Russell, one of the world's foremost feminist ...
Guest Blog: Easter Reflection - “Violence Against Women and Girls: An Easter Lesson from A Stone”
A group of terrified women watch as their friend and relative is humiliated, violently beaten, and killed while the authorities refuse to help. If the women ...
FaithTrust Institute has moved locations
We have moved our office location! As of Wednesday, February 8, 2012 you can find our Seattle office at our new location, 2900 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA ...
Good News for New Year 5777
As I wish blessings in the New Year to Jewish friends and colleagues, there is also good news to celebrate. There is finally a solution to the problem of the ...
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 ...
In Memoriam: Ellen Pence (1948–2012)
A great spirit has left us...Ellen Pence died today, January 6, 2012, in her home surrounded by the love and company of close family and friends.
40th Anniversary
FaithTrust Institute is celebrating our 40th Anniversary! And we'd like your help. As part of this milestone event, we're creating a Celebration Book and we ...
“Love-All That and More” Debuts in Cape Town!
Since my visit to South Africa is supported by the U.S. Department of State Speakers’ Program, the Consulate staff has arranged some of my meetings. They asked ...
ELCA Bishop Eaton Recognizes DVAM
ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton filmed a video to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. She calls upon Lutherans to spread awareness about ...
We Showed Up
Women learn at an early age to live with fear of violence—at home, at school, in the workplace, on the street. This awareness is something we all share even ...
Happy Father's Day
When I was about nine years old, I remember a dinner table conversation between my father and mother. I think we had just received news that my favorite uncle, ...
Dear Pope: A “Mystery”?
I’m puzzled. In a recent talk in Ireland about the sexual abuse of children by priests, you described the situation as a “mystery” when you addressed the ...
Knowing the Mind of God
In the midst of the campaign, Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock was asked if abortion should be allowed in cases of rape and incest. He responded ...
Pray Without Ceasing...For the Girls
Perhaps this is all we can do now. The story of the kidnapping of hundreds of Christian and Muslim school girls in Nigeria by the extremist group Boko Haram ...
Santa Targets His Own Family
An ex-husband took advantage of the annual family gathering at his in-laws’ house to inflict his violence on his ex-wife and her family. He appeared at the ...