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Working with Women from Diverse Religious and Spiritual Traditions. A Guide for Domestic Violence Advocates.

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Editor: Jean Anton
Forward by: Rev. Dr. Marie M Fortune
Pub. Date: 2005
Publisher: FaithTrust Institute
ISBN: 978-0-9745189-3-0
Format: Spiral Bound, 208 pp

$24.50

A guide for domestic violence advocates

An anthology for domestic violence shelters and community-based programs, designed to:

  • Educate advocates about how to work effectively with women from a wide variety of religious and spiritual traditions;
  • Offer concrete strategies for making domestic violence programs sensitive and welcoming to women from diverse faith backgrounds; and
  • Provide suggestions for effective collaboration between domestic violence programs and religious communities.

Walking Together includes articles about American Indian/Alaskan Native Spirituality, Buddhism, Catholicism (in Anglo and Latino communities), Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Protestantism (mainline, Evangelical, and Black Church).

Reviews

"This is truly an amazing resource . . . beautiful, well-written, a long time coming. It encompasses a wide breadth of knowledge in a concise, manageable tool. Walking Together is a vital guide for all domestic violence advocates in both shelters and community-based programs."
--Linda Olsen, Executive Director, Eastside Domestic Violence Program, Bellevue, WA

"Walking Together is an outstanding tool for advocates--informative, supportive and helpful. This is a much-needed resource to enable domestic violence programs to work sensitively and effectively with women from a variety of religious and racial/ethnic backgrounds."
--Deadria Boyland, Shelter Program Manager, New Beginnings for Battered Women and Their Children, Seattle, WA

"A solid resource to assist in building collaborative relationships."
--Michelle Lifton, Domestic Violence Program Coordinator, Project DVORA, Domestic Violence Outreach Response and Advocacy, Jewish Family Service, Seattle, WA

"Walking Together has deepened my understanding about the intersections between cultural context, spiritual beliefs and domestic violence advocacy work. As such, it is a must-read for all of us who are committed to providing supportive, safe and culturally competent responses to women and children who have been victimized by domestic violence."
--Donna Garske, Executive Director, Marin Abused Women's Services and Transforming Communities, Technical Assistance, Training and Resource Center, San Rafael, CA

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