New Downloadable Domestic Violence Resource
October was Domestic Violence month.
A new downloadable resource, Breaking the Silence, can equip United Methodist to speak up and speak out about domestic violence. The 23-page study is intended for use in local congregations. It focuses on the need for communities of faith to address systems that perpetuate domestic violence, causing victims to remain silent and enabling perpetrators to continue.
Studies show that intimate partners abuse between one quarter and one half of all women in the world. Worldwide, an intimate partner kills 40-70 percent of all female murder victims. Too many times both laity and clergy in local churches are unprepared to deal with incidences of domestic violence, according to Linda Bales Todd, director of GBCS's Louise & Hugh Moore Population Project, which oversaw development of Breaking the Silence.
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