What You Need to Know: Faith Issues for Survivors of Domestic Violence - Recorded
Why do so many survivors of abuse leave the church? What are some of the main reasons women stay in abusive marriages? What religious teachings hold women hostage in abusive relationships? This webinar will address the spiritual crisis many survivors of abuse experience as a result of traditional teachings and misinterpretation of scripture as well as how clergy and lay leaders can help.
Oct 16, 2012 02:00 PM
Oct 16, 2017 03:00 PM
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Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis is a United Church of Christ pastor and is the co-founder and Senior Pastor of God Can Ministries in Ford Heights, Illinois. In addition, Dr. Davis serves as an Adjunct Professor and the Director of the Center for African American Ministries and Black Church Studies at McCormick Theological Seminary. There she teaches Sexual and Domestic Violence; Pastoral Care in Times of Crisis; and Pastoral Care in African American communities, among other subjects. Dr. Davis recently retired from her full time position as a Chicago Police Officer of over 31 years, where she worked in patrol and as a Criminalist in the Crime Laboratory.
This webinar is sponsored by the Lutheran Community Foundation.