Clearing House and Resource Center - Domestic Violence
The MultiCultural Programs Department Clearing House and Resource Center features a collection of theological books, sermons, speeches, workshop presentations, youth and adult sexuality curriculums. The Clearing House and Resource Center serves as a resource to clergy, seminarians, health and human service educators, parents and youth. Resources are available for loan. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-628-7700.
Violence Against Women and Children: A Christian Theological Sourcebook, Carol J. Adams and Marie M. Fortune
Violence against women and children has reached epidemic proportions, harming thousands of individuals each year. Victims as well as perpetrators turn to their pastors for help; pastors turn to their seminaries and ask, “Why didn’t you prepare me to deal with these all-too-common problems?” With this path-breaking anthology, Adams and Fortune assert the need for a comprehensive examination of sexual and domestic violence within Christian Theological education. The primary aim of this substantive volume is to prepare more adequately those who minister directly with victims and perpetrators.
Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy, Tricia Rose
This book is a set of frank and fearless narratives from women who span a broad range of ages, levels of education, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The truth is that in a culture driven by sexual and racial imagery, very few honest conversations about these issues actually take place. Tricia Rose seeks to break this silence and jump-start a dialogue with this unprecedented collection of the sexual testimonies of black women.
Sister Save Yourself: Direct Talk about Domestic Violence, Linda Hollies
In her latest book, Hollies addresses women who are victims of domestic violence and those who do ministry with them. She begins by simply telling the victims they do not have to stay in abusive relationships, but provides effective strategies and solutions that will empower them. Hollies also discusses how and why the church must speak out against male domination and institutional sexism and offers clergy a new interpretation of the scriptures that are used to support submissiveness. This practical, accessible resource will help break the silence on domestic violence so that victims and congregations can work together toward a healing solution.
Is Nothing Sacred (Clergy Sexual Abuse),
The reissue of a classic. In her characteristically direct and forthright style, Marie Fortune tells the shocking true story of a scandal that took place in a typical church in an average city. It should never have occurred, but its telling helped to focus the national spotlight on a serious problem that is more pervasive than any of us would like to believe.
Battered but Not Broken: Help for Abused Wives and Their Church Families,
Patricia Riddle Gaddis
Written for abused victims and their pastors and friends, this book offers step-by-step intervention techniques and resources for assisting victims of domestic violence and challenges the church to take a stand against this crime, which is a leading cause of injury and death to women in the United States.
Violence Among Us: Ministry to Families in Crisis,
Brenda Branson/Paula Silva
One in every four women experiences family violence. The challenge for every pastor and counselor is to go beyond a casual awareness of the problem—to move past apathy to conviction, and to turn empathy into compelling action. Violence among Us addresses the questions: How common is domestic violence in the church? What keeps a victim trapped? How does family violence affect children, the church, and society? And, What can the church do to prevent family violence?
Color of violence the Incite! Anthology, Women of Color Against Violence
What would it take to end violence against women of color? How does the mainstream antiviolence movement help? How does it hinder? When will we admit that repositioning women of color at the center of the movement-women more often harmed by the police, prisons, and border patrols than aided by them-means that we must address state violence?
Love: All That and More, Teen Curriculum and 3-part video series by Faith Trust Institute
Broken Vows: Religious Perspectives on Domestic Violence, Parts I-11 DVD, produced by the Faith Institute (available in Spanish and English)