Heidi Shott, canon for communications in the Diocese of Maine, talks about generational poverty, the high prevalence of domestic violence in her state and...
Violence Against Women
Violence Against Women
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 13, 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...
September 7, 2011
Levels of violence against women in parts of the Pacific are "horrific" and must be addressed if development is to have any chance in the region, said an Australian aid agency head on Sept. 7. Speaking from the Solomon Islands, CEO of Anglicord Misha Coleman said that more than 60 percent of...
For the first time in recent history, three Episcopal women's groups have come together to ask t
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This multi-faith institute works for the prevention of sexual and domestic violence and has exce
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
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
The Decade to Overcome Violence: Churches Seeking Reconciliation and Peace 2001 - 2010 (DOV) is