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Resources in Publications and periodicals

Religious community checklist

The religious communities provide a safe haven for women and families in need. In addition, they exhort society to share compassion and comfort with those afflicted by the tragedy of domestic violence. Leaders of the religious community have identified actions to create a unified response to violence against women.

Power and control wheel

This chart, originally developed by the Domestic Violence Intervention Project, Duluth, Minnesota, describes the methods that a perpetrator employs to dominate a victim.

Domestic violence safety suggestions

Safety of victims and their children is the number one goal for vulnerable persons and for those who are willing to help. Learn from domestic violence coalitions from around the country.

Dating shouldn’t hurt

PADVN information sheet Dating violence defined. What to do if you or someone you know experiences dating violence. Places to get more information.

The Nicene Marks in a Post-Christendom Church

By Dr. Darrell L. Guder, Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary This essay by Dr. Darrell L. Guder discusses Christendom within the Presbyterian Church and a possible shift towards post-Christendom.

Pastoral Authority

By the Rev. Anne H. K. Apple, Pastoral Associate, Idlewild Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tenn. In this paper, the Rev. Anne H. K. Apple shares her experiences around pastoral authority, the process and how to establish an authoritative teaching ministry that is not authoritarian.