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Faith Leader Postcard

The Faith Leader Postcard is a resource created for the 2017 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Campaign. The postcard contains information about how to create a healthy faith community, and how to support survivors in your congregation.

Publish Date

January 2017

James Evinger's Bibliography on Clergy Ethics

The phenomenon of sexual abuse as committed by persons in fiduciary relationships is widespread among helping professions. This bibliography is oriented to several specific contexts in which this occurs. The first is the religious community, particularly Christian churches, and particularly in the U.S.A. This is the setting of occurrence that I best know and understand. The second context is the role of clergy, a religious vocation and culture to which I belong.

Violence Against Women and the Role of Religion

This VAWnet Applied Research paper provides an overview of some of the basic issues and questions that confront religiously identified women who have experienced abuse. The document focuses on three of the major religions in the U.S.: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. It outlines strategies for clergy and secular domestic violence advocates to reach out to one another in order to find and develop the resources needed to help domestic violence victims.