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29th Oct

2017

In her 2017 memoir, Some Bright Morning, I’ll Fly Away, American poet Alice Anderson weaves together her experiences as survivor of a series of gale force winds. The devastation of Hurricane Katrina is backdrop to the ...

11th Apr

2016

Think of the young children in your life.  Now, picture the first thing that comes to mind when you read the phrase “connect the dots.”  For most of us, an image something like this one will pop up on our mental page, ...

30th Oct

2015

I had so many reasons to feel grateful this morning ~ signs that change is on its way ~ hopeful notes to share in these last days of Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2015.  I want to share them. But first, I need to post this photo ...

3rd May

2015

Dr. Riane Eisler will be a featured speaker* at the Battered Mother’s Custody Conference  May 15-17, 2015   ♥  Secaucus, New Jersey.   Dr. Eisler’s lifetime of courageous work, exploring issues of justice and ...

20th Oct

2014

By Emily Esworthy, SAIV Guest Blogger I have been working with the WeWillSpeakOut.US coalition for over two years, and our underlying mission is to empower churches and other faith communities to “speak out” against sexual and ...

10th Sep

2014

  Love is Respect.  Love means Reciprocity.   Love is Radically non-violent. A beautiful young woman, 16 years old, showed up at our door yesterday.  She was visibly shaken, crying as she asked, “Is Donny here?”  She ...

1st Sep

2014

Broken.  Silence.  Broken.  Silence. These words mean a great deal to survivors of intimate abuse. SAIV and our partners would like to see domestic violence included as a component of all theological education.  Our website ...

21st Mar

2014

Out of the frying pan of domestic abuse & into the fires of DV homicide, infanticide, & child sexual abuse “Why doesn’t she just leave?” is a question that must be countered with this tragic fact: fully 75% of ...

31st Jan

2014

Churches confront sexual violence: Column Tom Krattenmaker, USATODAY  6:25 p.m. EST January 30, 2014 Several faith-based groups are giving voice to those victimized by clergy. (Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast, AP) STORY HIGHLIGHTS ...

6th Dec

2013

2013 – Activism and Action Against Intimate Violence  WE WILL SPEAK OUT – CAMPAIGN AGAINST SEXUAL & GENDER BASED VIOLENCE On November 24th, 2013, faith communities across the country joined in the campaign of IMA World ...