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The Calendar Brings Us Together
The fact that Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) begins the evening of September 8 and Eid al-Fitr (the end of Ramadan for Muslims) occurs on September 10 this ...
“The Wedding Season . . . for Some”
So it is the season of marriage and my partner and I delighted in attending our niece’s wedding in Baltimore last weekend. It was a three day party bringing ...
Guns + Domestic Violence = Lethality
The presence of guns is what makes domestic violence so deadly. The American Judges Association reports that, “If the abuser has access to a firearm, it is far ...
"Christian Domestic Discipline" Continued
I think the thing that wearies me is this tendency to slap the label “Christian” on something to somehow justify or legitimize a program, practice or ideology. ...
Justice Made
“There can be no healing without justice. And justice requires courage.” This has been our basic message from FaithTrust Institute for many years. As we ...
You Shall Know the Truth . . .
Bishop Eddie Long is a national Christian leader, preacher and pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, a megachurch in Lithonia, Georgia, outside ...
Guest Blog: Passover Reflection
I can always remember the timing of important events in my life because I associate them with the order of the Jewish calendar.
Good News is Always Welcome
I’m probably not alone in feeling the need for some good news, so I'm happy to share this: In a welcome development, three groups of Orthodox Jewish Rabbis ...
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 ...
Hanukkah Reflection: In the Image of the Divine
At this year's White House Hanukkah celebration, President Obama spoke of the need to see those who are not like us and recognize their dignity, not just those ...
An Ode to Denise Starkey's Work
Stephanie Arel recently wrote a wonderful blog post in Religion & Feminism titled, "Facing the Shame that Lingers: A. Denise Starkey and Michelle Obama Lead ...
Faith Based Resistance to a UN Statement on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls?
In the face of high profile, horrific violence against women - the attempted assassination of a schoolgirl in Pakistan who had campaigned for education for ...
Guest Blog: Reflection on a Journey Towards Freedom
Ten years ago, the Center for the Prevention of Sexual Violence (now FaithTrust Institute), published A Journey Towards Freedom: A Haggadah for Women Who Have ...
Bettie Williams-Watson Recognized for 30+ Years of Advocacy
Bettie Williams-Watson will be honored with the 2018 Ginny NiCarthy Award for Excellence in Advocacy on January 11th from the King County Coalition Ending ...
No More "Me, Too's" {Part 2}
At the recent Golden Globe Awards, the Cecile B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement was received by Oprah Winfrey. In her response, Oprah “preached.” And ...
The Christmas Pageant
My flight leaving Cape Town was cancelled due to bad weather in Europe. So I got to stay for the rehearsal of the Christmas Pageant at St. Mark’s Anglican ...
When Child Rape Leads to Marriage
“When she was a scrawny 11-year-old, Sherry Johnson found out one day that she was about to be married to a 20-year-old member of her church who had raped ...
Guest Blog: Hope in the Research
By Rev. James S. Evinger — Since 2008, FaithTrust generously has posted on its website a document I compile, Annotated Bibliography of Clergy Sexual Abuse and ...
Guest Blog: Toby Myers - Reflections on the High Holy Days
High Holidays were important to me as a child. They afforded me privilege. Being the oldest grandchild, I proudly accompanied my uber frum [very observant], ...
Dear Bishop Long
Dear Bishop Long: As a fellow pastor, I am glad to see that you are studying scripture and praying as you confront the allegations of pastoral misconduct from ...
Pastors Who Don’t Report
Pastors Daniel and Laura McCluskey from the Church on the Word in Phoenix have been arrested. The pastors were both arrested Tuesday and booked on one count ...
That Was Then; This Is Now {Part 1}
No. This excuse for sexual harassment, abuse, and assault simply won’t fly, although it is being used on a number of fronts by powerful men who have finally ...
Network: Conference on Crimes Against Women (Apr 16-19, 2018)
Conference on Crimes Against Women, Dallas, TX April 16-19, 2018 Genesis Women's Shelter & Support, the Dallas Police Department, and the other agencies ...
Navy Chaplain Corps Hones its Pastoral Care Capabilities in Cases of Military Sexual Assault
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy chaplains and religious program specialists met with Chaplain Corps leadership for a professional development training course ...
The Hate Crime You May Have Missed
Among the numerous school shootings in the past several weeks, one stands out for me: the killing of Lawrence King, 15, allegedly by Brandon McInerney, 14, in ...