Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women


October 2, 2018

By: Kathryn Norwood, Board Chair; Beth Messick, Executive Director; Landra Jennings, House Project Manager; and Kate Cramer, Chair, Development Committee

We are pleased to report that the Jasmine Road ministry so generously funded by the United Thank Offering of The Episcopal Church has launched in the Greenville, South Carolina area. Five women survivors of sexual exploitation and drug addiction were carefully screened by Jasmine Road staff and...

February 20, 2013

The season of Lent challenges Christians to repentance -- a radical reordering of life -- in order that we may more fully encounter God through worship and prayer; proclamation of the good news; and pursuit of justice, peace, and love toward our neighbors. Part of this process of repentance...

February 12, 2013

Today, as Christians observe Ash Wednesday and begin their Lenten journeys, the Episcopal Public Policy brings you, as it does every year, the first in a thematic series that will span the weeks of Lent. This year’s theme is "Transforming our Culture of Violence." It is inspired by the emerging...

August 15, 2012

In the gospel according to Matthew, Jesus, in the course of his public ministry, raises from the dead a young girl and heals an elderly woman; the old woman the poorest of the poor, the young girl the daughter of a privileged ruler, yet both suffered and needed God's caring, healing love:


May 15, 2012


Dear Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi,   On behalf of the undersigned faith leaders and faith-based organizations concerned about victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, and other forms of violence, we write to express our concerns about Title VIII...

April 24, 2012

This week, the U.S. Senate will begin floor consideration of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Since 1994, VAWA has been at the forefront of providing funding and services for victims and their children across the country, including in our local communities, to...

April 19, 2012

As a church we believe that all people are created in the image of Christ and at our baptism we pledge to ‘seek and serve Christ in all people,’ and to ‘strive for justice and peace,’ (Book of Common Prayer). In the United States we also believe that all people deserve equal protection under...

March 13, 2012

VAWA is a landmark piece of legislation that seeks to improve the criminal justice response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. The passage of VAWA in 1994 and its subsequent reauthorizations have changed the lives of victims who once suffered in silence.


January 31, 2012

[National Council of Churches] The National Council of Churches has joined 38 national and regional ecumenical, interfaith, and advocacy organizations to renew a call to Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA).

Last month, the NCC was one of more than 150...

October 20, 2011

Domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking are crimes that directly affect 1 in 4 women in the United States and touch the lives of millions of others. An average of three women in America die as a result of domestic violence each day. One in four women and one in thirteen...


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For the first time in recent history, three Episcopal women's groups have come together to ask t

Breaking the Silence, a new handbook about dealing with domestic violence from a spirit

This multi-faith institute works for the prevention of sexual and domestic violence and has exce

The World Health Organization's multi-country study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence agai

Guided by a vision of a just and safe world where power and possibility are not limited by gende

Nearly 60% of the 130 million children not enrolled in school are girls.

It is estimated that as many as 4 million people are trafficked each year, the majority of which

This multi-faith institute works for the prevention of sexual and domestic violence and has exce