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Resources in Domestic violence

Ten Things Your Congregation Can Do About Domestic Violence

In every congregation of every faith, victims, survivors and abusers sit in our pews. Some are listening for words of recognition, understanding, comfort and healing, hoping to hear that the church stands with them and wants them to choose life. All need to hear a clear message that domestic violence is against the will of… Read more »

2016 Resources: What Can Your Congregation Do?

This year we are lifting up selections from recent resource packets that will include educational presentations, worship resources, sermon ideas, and informative bulletin inserts.

Anguished Hearts

A 7-session study on domestic violence for use in congregations

2015 Domestic Violence Awareness Resources: Saturday People

Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN), one of the 10 networks of the Presbyterian Health, Education and Welfare Association (PHEWA), urges Presbyterians to be agents of healing by collaborating with our community allies in ending the violence. The church, bringing a faith perspective to this collaboration, has a unique voice in this effort.  We offer… Read more »

10 Things You Can Do to Stop Sexual Violence

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. —2 Corinthians 5:18 As followers of Christ, we honor and celebrate the image of God in all people. As Presbyterians, we are called to open spaces in our hearts, families, communities, and churches to promote… Read more »

2014 Domestic Violence Awareness Resources

This annual packet of worship, advocacy, and awareness resources for Observing Domestic Violence Awareness, developed by PHEWA’s Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN), includes resources that faith communities might find useful in worship, in your own work with victims and survivors of domestic violence, and in educating congregational members on how to be effective agents… Read more »

2013 Domestic Violence Congregational Packet

Our 2013 packet theme is Stories of Hope and Restoration. This annual packet for Observing Domestic Violence Awareness includes resources that faith communities might find useful in worship, in your own work with victims and survivors of domestic violence, and in educating congregational members on how to be effective agents of hope, that may empower… Read more »

2012 Domestic Violence Congregational Packet

2012 Domestic Violence Congregational Packet Our 2012 packet theme is Entering the Brokenness.  Whenever the trauma of domestic violence occurs within a faith community, it is a gross violation of not only the victim of the violence and the immediate family; it also violates the spiritual integrity of the whole community of faith and each of its members.  This is… Read more »