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Another Party Heard from . . . Rev. Marie M. Fortune Has Things to Say
After 30 years, how about a blog? When I began my work in 1977, I didn't even have access to a copier. I wrote my first book on a typewriter. Remember those?
Dr. Jaime J. Romo - Faith Issues for Male Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse - Recorded
This recorded webinar is for survivors of sexual abuse, mental health professionals, spiritual leaders, and those who wish to support survivors of childhood ...
Chanukah Reflection 2010
by Rabbi Julie Schwartz
Black Women, Violence, and the 'Abuse to Prison' Pipeline (2016) -RECORDED
The rates of incarcerated women has increased 800% over the past three decades; two-thirds are jailed for non-violent offenses. Women in prison overwhelmingly ...
Sexual Assault in Indian Country - Summer 2014 - Recorded
Native American women experience domestic violence and sexual assault at rates far higher than the national average. The Rev. Evelene Tweedy Navarette Sombrero ...
"Do Not Make Any Statements . . ."
This is the advice given by many insurance companies to clients who are churches or religious organizations when faced with a disclosure of abuse by one of ...
Round Table: Teen Violence and Abuse - the Challenge for Youth Ministry - Recorded
This multifaith roundtable discussion brings together faith leaders who are involved in youth ministry to consider important questions related to teen dating ...
Roundtable: Sexual Assault in the U.S. - A Status Report - Recorded
This roundtable conversation included activists, theologians and ethicists discussing where we are in the U.S. in changing the social norms that support and ...
16 Days: From Peaceful Homes to a Peaceful World
“From Peaceful Homes to a Peaceful World” is the theme of 16 Days. Take a moment to reflect on where we would be if the vibrant, curious girls of the world had ...
Biden Commemorates Violence Against Women Act
Vice President Joe Biden Hosts 15th Anniversary Celebration
"Don’t Let the Light Go Out . . ."
Jews have just completed celebrating Hanukkah, the festival of lights. Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus. And we all celebrate the passing of ...
It Looks Like a Duck, Walks Like a Duck...
It seems that we have a really difficult time in our culture calling rape “rape.” Plus we are inclined to give celebrities a free pass when it comes to sexual ...
Life Is Precious
Last week Carolyn Scott Brown, the Director of Educational Resources at FaithTrust Institute, and I went to see the new movie, Precious.
Imagine No Violence
Read the commentary on the 2010 summit sponsored by the Tillamook County Women's Resource Center
“Nothing New Here”
The only real news in the case of the charge of sexual assault against a powerful French politician is that the victim came forward and filed a complaint. The ...
FaithTrust Institute's Global Network: the Work Continues
Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis, a FaithTrust trainer and professor at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, recently visited Capetown, South Africa.
GUEST BLOG: Lessons From Rebecca: Gender in the Bible
There has been a recent spate of attempts to reverse progressive laws protecting people of all genders from discrimination. These include the repeal of laws in ...
The Courage of Survivors: The Stanford Rape Case
The Board and Staff of FaithTrust Institute want to take this opportunity to share with you some of the outstanding responses we’ve read to the rape case at ...
Reproductive Coercion: The Intersection of Reproductive Justice and Faith Beliefs (2016)-RECORDED
Women’s reproductive health and choices are an ongoing area of cultural and religious dispute. When the abusive use of power and control is extended into an ...
Book Club: Trauma and Recovery
“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 ...
Military Sexual Assault: The Role of the Chaplain - Recorded
This webinar recording is sponsored by the Lutheran Community Foundation as part of their Ending Family Violence Initiative. In this one-hour webinar, Rev. Dr. ...
Roundtable: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence - Recorded
16 Days of Activism to End Gender Violence. What? When? Where? How has this international organizing strategy created a mechanism for communities and nations ...
Anne Marie Hunter - Elder Abuse In Faith Communities - Recorded
Many victims and survivors of elder abuse turn to their faith communities for help. The faith community's response is critical. This webinar is designed for ...
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 ...
When the Abuser Is Among Us: One Church’s Response to a Perpetrator
by Carol J. Adams
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 ...
Roundtable Conversation
FaithTrust Institute continues to pave the way in innovative training and educational programming with the launch of their first Roundtable Conversation.
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 ...
No Harm, No Foul? Part 1
Why is professional misconduct wrong? Because someone gets hurt. When any of us in a ministerial or teaching role betrays trust, exploits or abuses, we cause ...