Domestic Violence

Photo illustration by Ronny Perry, United Methodist Communications

We recognize that family violence and abuse in all its forms—verbal, psychological, physical, sexual—is detrimental to individuals and to our communities. As United Methodists we are working to eradicate such violence.

Learn more about how people of faith can understand the problem and interrupt the violence.

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Domestic abuse and gun violence: A fatal intersection

When guns are present in domestic violence, the chance of homicide increases dramatically. Learn the statistics and how you can make a difference.

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Gilbert C. Hanke (second from right), top executive of United Methodist Men, speaks on a panel at the AMEND Experience Sept. 26 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The annual YWCA event focused on teaching healthy masculinity and violence prevention to those who work with and can influence Nashville's youth. Hanke was joined on stage by Drew Maddux (Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville), Allison May (Allstate Southern Region) and Kate Jay (Verizon Southeast Market). Photo by Carly Clark for YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee.
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United Methodist Men take on domestic violence

The agency has collaborated with the YWCA on an eight-week group series that will help men learn to recognize, respond to and prevent violence against women.

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