Online course: Faith Communities’ Response to Domestic Violence

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12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

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Similar to the sexual harassment, 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.

Type of Event: All
Intended Audience: All
Event Sponsor: Annual Conference - Alabama West-Florida
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