Faith and the Faith Community
(The resources on the Jewish page may also be helpful.)
Center for Faith Based & Neighborhood Partnerships – our goal is to strengthen and expand partnerships with faith and community-based organizations throughout the country, as they provide critical support to people in need. Our office serves as a bridge between local and national non-profit organizations and the U.S. Department of Justice. We seek to connect faith and community-based organizations with relevant information and to provide them with up to date information about a wide variety of partnership opportunities.
Institute (formerly known as
Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic
Violence) – a leader in providing training and educational resources for clergy, lay leaders, seminary faculty, chaplains, policy makers of religious institutions, and community advocates on the faith aspects of sexual and domestic violence, Seattle, WA.
Garments for One Another: Ending Domestic Violence in Muslim Families – an important new resource for mosques, religious leaders, social workers, community groups and shelter staff who offer help to Muslim women who currently experience violence in the home. This complete package offers solutions to prevent future violence within the context of the Islamic faith. Includes interviews with survivors, religious leaders, and community advocates, 2007.
Pastoral Care for Domestic Violence: Case Studies for Clergy (for Jewish and Christian audiences) – an important training DVD for Christian and Jewish clergy. This multifaith series of role plays demonstrates Catholic, Protestant and Jewish clergy effectively addressing common religious issues raised by victims, survivors and abusers in situations of domestic violence. This comprehensive training package is designed to be used for audiences who have an understanding of the religious aspects of domestic violence. Also ideal for use in theological education, 2007.
Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University – grasping the complexities and interconnections of religion in the lives of individuals and societies, Waco, TX.
LIFE ~ Living in Freedom & Empowerment – a ministry devoted to helping people live lives free of disrespect and abuse so they can be all God intends. We provide help, hope and healing through counseling, support, resources and seminars, Miami, FL. Read Blog.
Muslim Women’s League – a nonprofit American Muslim organization working to implement the values of Islam and thereby reclaim the status of women as free, equal and vital contributors to society, Los Angeles, CA.
Muslimat Al Nisaa – provides services to those in need, but predominantly Muslim women and children due to the overwhelming need for services catering to their cultural and religious needs. Although located in Baltimore, MD, we provide shelter and support for persons nationwide. Muslimat AL Nisaa operates a wellness clinic and homeless shelter. We also offer education and training programs on domestic violence, Baltimore, MD.
Peace and Safety in the Christian Home (PASCH) – a loose coalition of academics, professionals, clergy and laypeople who are alarmed by domestic violence in the Christian home, Eugene, OR.
Public Religion Research Institute – a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and education organization dedicated to work at the intersection of religion, values and public life. Our mission is to help journalists, opinion leaders, scholars, clergy and the general public better understand debates on public policy issues and the role of religion in American public life by conducting high quality public opinion surveys and qualitative research. As a research organization, we do not take positions on, nor do we advocate for particular policies, Washington, DC.
The Rave Project – seeks to equip religious leaders to respond to domestic violence in ways that are compassionate, practical and informed by the latest research and best practices for professionals; seeks to build bridges between the steeple and the shelter; seeks to walk alongside victims and survivors on their journey towards healing and wholeness; and seeks to hold abusers accountable to their actions, while offering hope for a transformed life.
Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence – founded in 1991 in response to all the families and youth who reach out to their faith leaders for help. In order to end the IPV nightmare and respond to families, elders, and youth at risk, it is critical that faith community leaders engage in prevention, earlier intervention, accountability and social change. Since 1991, Safe Havens has provided outreach, education, and resources to innumerable congregations in the Greater Boston area, Boston, MA. Read Blog.
The Soul Sanctuary – the mission is to promote healthy relationships and violence-free families. We fulfill our mission through hosting trainings for clergy and lay leaders in the faith community. We also provide in-person support groups and online E-support for survivors of domestic abuse. We disseminate information via our Soul links page for those searching for various programs and resources on the Internet, Plantation, FL.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) – the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious authority figures (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns and others). We are an independent and confidential organization, with no connections with the church or church officials, Chicago, IL.
Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation – in 2005, against the backdrop of a post-9/11 world, a diverse group of Muslim women representing different countries came together to launch Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation. Our goal: as Muslim women, to stand for peace and to make a positive contribution to the community in which we live. From that meeting, Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation was born, along with our mission to empower all women and their families. We believe that by promoting and supporting women and their families, we can build stronger communities based in cultural awareness and understanding, Plano, TX.
United Methodist Women – shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church, New York, NY.