Marvin Ellison - Setting Captives Free - Intimate Partner Violence in LGBT Relationships - Recorded
How can our faith communities be prepared to be a pastoral resource for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people who experience intimate partner violence?
Dec 06, 2011
from 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Dr. Marvin Ellison
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This recorded webinar is sponsored by the United Church of Christ as a part of their Fall Webinar Series, God is Still Speaking: Growing Safe and Healthy Congregations and Families in the Church.
Marvin Ellison is the Willard S. Bass Professor of Christian Ethics at Bangor Theological Seminary in Maine. An ordained Presbyterian minister, Dr. Ellison lectures widely on ethical issues related to human sexuality, health care, and economic justice. His latest book is Sexuality and the Sacred: Sources for Theological Reflection, second edition, edited with Kelly Brown Douglas (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010)
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people experience domestic violence just like straight people do. What happens for someone who is being abused who is also in a faith community? Some faith communities are open and supportive of LGBT folks, but many are not. Where can someone go for help? How can clergy be a supportive resource? This webinar is for clergy and advocates. Join us and increase your readiness to be a helpful presence.
How can our faith communities be prepared to be a pastoral resource for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people who experience intimate partner violence? This webinar will address:
- Myths about same sex violence
- Specific issues for closeted partners in a homophobic faith community
- Faith issues for partners in open and affirming congregations
- Faith issues for partners in non-supportive congregations
- Guidelines for faith leaders in creating safe spaces for LGBT persons to seek support
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