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Domestic Violence from the UMW

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Our task is to work for a world free of destructive stereotypes and to work for laws that protect women and children who are victims of abuse and hold abusers accountable while at the same time creating opportunities for their counseling and rehabilitation (UMW Vision in terms of domestic violence). As well as Domestic Violence Initiative Challenges of things UMW and others can do to include biblical exploration of love and non-violent relationships, awareness raising, links, DVD studies, ...

Domestic Violence: Awareness for Church Folk (GBCS UMC)

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In brief, a person’s faith tradition may help or hinder a person seeking safety from domestic violence. For example, victimizers often use intimidation, humiliation, guilt, minimizing, isolation, control of income/financial information, coercion and threats, cultural norms, or customs together with religious teaching of the sacred text to create and maintain abusive relationships. Christian women of all ethnicities often feel compelled to stay in abusive relationships because selected biblical ...

Domestic Violence: We want Our Churches to be Talking About it

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A new resolution titled “Eradicating Sexual and Gender-based Violence” passed at the 2016 General Conference calls the church to raise awareness of sexual and gender-based violence. The resolution that will be in effect for the years 2017-2020 states:   The Church must reexamine the theological messages it communicates in light of the experiences of victims of sexual and gender-based violence… Part of our call, as individuals and as a Church, is seeking to address the root causes of violence, ...

Faith Trust Institute

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FaithTrust Institute provides faith communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address the faith and cultural issues related to abuse. We envision a world where all persons are free from violence in relationships, faith is fundamental to ending violence, religious institutions create a climate in which abuse is not tolerated; faith communities become sanctuaries of safety, worthy of our trust; and all of us experience justice and healing in our communities.The FaithTrust...

UMC Health Ministry Network

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To help build and sustain conference and local church health ministry efforts, the Center for Heath has partnered with the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) to establish the UMC Health Ministry Network (UMCHMN). This collaboration connects individuals interested in congregational health ministries across the United States.  

UMW & UMM Domestic Violence Awareness Toolkit

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Domestic violence is not just a women's issue. It is an issue of faith. United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men have partnered to launch a domestic violence initiative to raise awareness and provide training in United Methodist congregations. Here you fill find a downloadable PDF, toolkit and suggestions with how to Mobilize Your Church in talking and advocating for this issue.  

Anxiety Disorders

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Care For Pastors

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website with numerous helpful resources for clergy in all areas of life

Community Conversations Toolkit

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Everyone Can Play a Role in the Conversation about Mental Health

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