Two day training for Religious leaders, Spiritual Activists and All People of Faith
December 2nd and December 9th, 2011
9:30am – 4:30pm
Union Theological Seminary
3021 Broadway on 120th St
Communities of faith and their leaders have the potential to play a significant role in helping to prevent and eliminate family violence. This course is designed to help clergy, lay leaders and seminarians to:
Gain a basic understanding of the complex dynamics of intimate partner abuse and effects on individuals, families and communities.
Learn about intervention strategies: practices and resources needed to help keep victims/survivors safe, and abusers accountable.
Explore approaches to the challenging pastoral, theological and spiritual issues that abuse and violence in the family raise.
Develop strategies for how you and your community of faith can play a critical role in breaking the silence and preventing domestic violence.
For more information please contact Sally MacNichol at 212-683-0015 x216 or CONNECTfaith@connectnyc.org or visit our website www.connectnyc.org. No cost to attend.
The agenda to end violence against women is enormous, given that we are essentially attempting to turn the tide of centuries of norms, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that encourage and support violence against women. Faith- based communities represent a critical ally in this effort.
~ Marie Fortune.