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35 Years Ago . . .
I was ordained to the Christian ministry 35 years ago today--February 28, 1976--in the chapel of Yale Divinity School, where I had just completed my Masters of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Intimate Partner Violence: Current Resources
A selection of current, high-quality resources about preventing, identifying, and responding to intimate partner violence (IPV) within the home and community. ...
"Christian Domestic Discipline" - Really?
Some days it’s embarrassing to be a Christian – and not in a good way. It’s those days when something like “Christian Domestic Discipline” is spread across the ...
An Unnoticed Thread
Each day seems to bring another report of tragic gun violence. The latest three incidents: Sydney, Australia: Man Haron Monis held hostages in a Sydney ...
UN Commission on the Status of Women 60
Join us for events at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) sponsored by our friends and partners
Focus on Reproductive & Sexual Coercion: Don't Ask, Just Tell (2016) RECORDED
Intimate Partner Violence impacts women’s reproductive health in many ways. Pressuring or coercing a woman to become pregnant, or into continuing or ending a ...
Finitude
Passover Reflection 2010, by Rabbi Julie Schwartz, Temple Emanu-El, Atlanta, GA
Breaking News! Violence Against Women Act reintroduced
On January 22, 2013, Senator Patrick Leahy and Senator Michael Crapo introduced S. 47, a strong, bipartisan bill that would reauthorize the landmark Violence ...
GUEST BLOG: Campus Sexual Assault is a Civil Rights Issue
Last Friday marked the opening of “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about rape on American college campuses, in which students share painful testimonies ...
Battered African American Women: An Examination of Gender Entrapment (2015) - RECORDED
Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis discusses her decades of research on the gender entrapment of battered African American women. The intersection of race, class and ...
Ministry Needs in a Culture of Gender Based Violence (2015) - RECORDED
This conversation with ELCA staff members working on gender-based violence addresses the resources available from ELCA to help address gender based violence ...
Is Hate a Mental Illness? Part 2
In the wake of the Santa Barbara murders, I had been waiting to hear men’s voices respond. Actually I had been waiting for reasoned, thoughtful men’s voices. ...
Getting it Right?
I confessed my enjoyment of football last year when the Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl. I also understand that football (and the National Football ...
Back to School: Addressing Gender Violence in Theological Education - Recorded
What are future faith leaders learning about gender-based violence? Why is this an important issuefor theological education? How can leaders implement this ...
Men’s Laws
The tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman has focused the nation’s attention on a new breed of law called “Stand Your Ground.”
Ash Wednesday and International Women's Day 2014
It is an interesting juxtaposition. Ash Wednesday, March 5 this year, began the period of Lent in the Christian calendar, a time of fasting and reflection, ...
Rev. Al Miles Delivers Sermon on Domestic Violence
Rev. Al Miles, Guest Preacher at The Riverside Church in the City of New York, delivered a sermon on October 27, 2013 called "Responding to Domestic Violence: ...
Speaking of Football...
Last week, I wrote about my love for football despite the many contradictions inherent in the world of professional sports. This week, I want to draw your ...
Ramadan Kareem!
As Ramadan and the period of fasting draws to a close, Muslims around the world prepare to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Sunday, August 19.
Keep Praying...
The 200 plus girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria are not home yet. Despite efforts by Nigerian military, U.S. military, and the United Nations, ...
The Marriage Antidote to Domestic Violence?
I had trouble keeping up this past week. We saw a barrage of commentary in response to a troubling Op-Ed published in the Washington Post on Wednesday. In an ...
Getting It Right? Part 2: Keep Trying
Every day seems to bring a new chapter in the National Football League's drama of discovering the urgency of addressing domestic violence in its ranks. Team ...