Online Workshop: Faith Communities’ Response to Domestic Violence
Time & Date
Event Starts:02/12/2018 12:00PM
Event Ends:02/23/2018 5:00PM
CT - Central Time
Similar to the sexual harassment that is so prominent in the news, domestic violence occurs in all communities, regardless of a person’s age, ethnicity, or socio-economic status, and the physical, mental, and spiritual effects of such violence for all involved can be devastating. Do you know how to spot the signs and act to help someone in your church or community? This workshop will focus on a Christian response to domestic violence. We will look at the history of domestic violence and learn who is involved, who is affected, and who is vulnerable. We’ll also explore the purposes, types and consequences of such violence, and the urgency of responding whenever such violence is suspected. Biblical references will shape the discussion of ways for the church to educate members, support victims and hold abusers accountable. By the end of the course, students will have access to resources for responding to domestic violence as individuals, pastors and churches, and will be equipped to support programs that provide education about domestic violence and support victims. The focus is on saving lives. This course has been endorsed by the Commission on the Status and Role of Women in the East Ohio Conference. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. No book is required for this course; all materials will be provided. Price: $70.
Annual Conference - East Ohio