Faith-based Resources on Gender and GBV

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3 Ways Egalitarian Theology Opposes Abuse CBE International Online article Read Online
3 Ways The Church Can Love Sexual Assault Survivors CBE International Online Article Read Online
4 Sexist Myths That The Church Should Reject
CBE International
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4 Ways Male Pastors Can Tackle Sexism in Their Preaching CBE International Online Article  Read Online
5 Dead Men Every Egalitarian Should Know Junia Project Online Article Read Online
5 Reasons not to use Gender-Based Jokes in the Pulpit Junia Project Online Article Read Online
5 Myths of Male Headship CBE SA Online Article Read Online
5 Reasons it is Imperative for Faith Leaders to Get Training on Sexual and Gender Based Violence.  
We Will Speak Out Coalition US
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6 Reasons Why Domestic Abuse is Ignored in Your Church
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6 Ways we Accidentally Teach Our Boys Rape Culture The Good Men Project Online Article Read Online
7 Lies that Purity Culture Teaches Women.
CBE International
Online article
7 Ways to End Violence Against Women Sojourners Online Article Read Online
10 Ways Men Can Live Out Gender Equality CBE International Online Article Read Online
16 Days Resources
Restored Relationships
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16 of Activism Against Gender Based Violence  Mother's Union

Mother’s Union 16 Days of Activism Pack 2014  

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16 of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Mother's Union

Mother’s Union 16 Days PowerPoint

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16 Days of Activism to Address Gender - Based Violence Faith Trust Institute Each day from November 25 until December 10, FaithTrust Institute will highlight different aspects and ideas for addressing gender-based violence. These will include videos of colleagues and trainers discussing their work, webinars to further your education, meditations and prayers, and artwork to inspire. Download
2014 Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN) Resource Pack Presbyterian Mission An annual packet of worship, advocacy, and awareness resources for Observing Domestic Violence Awareness, developed by PHEWA’s Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN), includes resources that faith communities might find useful in worship, in your own work with victims and survivors of domestic violence, and in educating congregational members on how to be effective agents of hope, that may empower others toward restoration (and in doing so, be restored, themselves). Download
2016 National Call to Unity - Domestic Violence Awareness Month Prayer Faith Trust Institute Domestic Violence Awareness Month Prayer Download
Abuse by Clergy FAQs Faith Trust Institute An Online Article with fact and question on awareness on sexual abuse within the church, synod or congregation. Read Online
Advise for Congregations and Institutions Responding to Reports of Abuse The Mennonite Online Article Read Online
Africa Jusuit Fr. Orobator Quests for Women's Inclusion in Church Structures The National Catholic Reporter Online Article Read Online
A View of the Situation in Rwanda: The role of the church in sexual violence in countries that are/were in armed conflict, in a preventative sense and as a caring institution Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities Online Resource - A view of the situation in Rwanda Download
Anglican and the 16 Days Anglican Communion An information resource from the women's desk at the Anglican Communion Office Download
Are African's 'Men of God' Preserving Injustices Against Women? The Conversation Online Article Read Online

Are Christians Supposed to Forgive Abusers?

    

Sojourners

Online article by Tara Samples in Sojourners Series: Troubling Texts: Domestic Violence in the Bible

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Audit of Gender Related Policies in Southern African Churches. PACSA The purpose of this 2008 research was to serve as a model reflective tool/device for churches when engaging with gender discourse.        
BACI Gender justice Bible study Biblical Association for the Church of Ireland Gender Justice Bible Study Download       
Because the Church Mishandles Abuse, The Name of God is Blasphemed Among Unbelievers   A Cry For Justice Online Sermon Read Online      
Be The Church Faith Trust Institute Online Blog Read Online      
"Before the War, I was a Man": Men and Masculinities in Eastern DR Congo  Heal Africa This study analyses the relationship between sexual and gender based violence and hegemonic masculinities in the conflict zone of North Kivu province in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  Download      
Being Egalitarian and Taking the Bible Seriously Tim's Blog  Online Blog Read Online
A Biblical Bases for Social Justice MICAH Network A Bible Study Download      

Biblical Marriage is Not What You Think.   

Huffington Post Online Article Read Online      
Biblical Sex: Patriarchy's Greatest Enemy Part 1      CBE International This is part one of a three-part series exploring the egalitarian nature of sex and intimacy as it is portrayed in Scripture Read Online      
Biblical Sex: Patriarchy's Greatest Enemy Part 2      CBE International This is part two of a three-part series exploring the egalitarian nature of sex and intimacy as it is portrayed in Scripture. Read Online      
Biblical Sex: Patriarchy's Greatest Enemy Part 3  CBE International This is part three of a three-part series exploring the egalitarian nature of sex and intimacy as it is portrayed in Scripture. Read Online      
Bible, Women and Violence PATHEOS Online Article Read Online      
Bible Verses on Domestic Abuse & Violence Emotional Abuse and Your Faith Article that has some of the verses that mention behavior and attitudes that are very common within abusive relationships. Read Online      
Biblical Maternal Images forr God Junia Project  Online Article Read Online
Binding The Strong Man A Cry For Justice Dr Liam Goliger's 8th Sermon on the Book of Esther  Read Online       
Breaking the Silence: The Growing Faith Movement to End Sexual Violence SOJOURNERS Online Article Read Online      
Breaking the Silence: The Implications of Rape Culture for the Body of Christ CBE-International Online article Read Online
Breaking the Silence - Report on the Role of the South African Church to End Sexual Violence Tearfund This report is compiled from two piecesof research commissioned by Tearfund's HIV & Sexual Violence Unit Download
Broken Silence: A Call for Churches to Speak Out SOJOURNERS Protestant Pastors Survey on Sexual and Domestic Violence Download
Call to Me: How the Bible Speaks in the Age of AIDS Strategies for Hope Call to Me is no. 7 in the CALLED TO CARE toolkit, which is designed for use by churches, faith-based organisations, NGOs and community groups, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Download
A Call to Act: Engaging Religious Leaders and Communities in Addressing Gender-Based Violence and HIV VAWnet This document offers information and guidance to religious leaders, communities, and institutions on gender-based violence and HIV, why they should address the issues, and how they can address them through specific activities and approaches.  Download
A Call to Prayer: Make Violence Against Women History.    SOJORNERS Online Article Read Online
Can Christian LGBTQ Communities Embrace Intersectionality? SOJORNERS Online Article Read Online
Capacity of the Inter-Faith Platform to Combat Sexual Gender-Based Violence FECCLAHA Online Report Download
Cast Wide the Net Episcopal Church Toolkit to help ordained women in their career development Download
Challenging "Locker Room Talk" CBE International Online Article Read Online
Challenges of Change: Faith, Gender and Development Georgetown University This report addresses the relationship between faith, gender, and development in the world's poorer societies. Download
Channels of Hope for Gender: Using a Participatory Process for Examining the Religious Origins and Values Beneath Cultural Beliefs on Gender Roles and Relations Strong Women Strong World A case study for Navigation Culture and Gender: Learning from Local Gender Advocates Download
Channels of Hope: Seeking Justice and Changing Lives World Vision International Publication Download
Christian Sermon Guide to Save the Lives of Mothers and Newborns IMA World Health A Toolkit for Religious Leaders Download
Christian Sermon Guide on Children and HIV for Religious Leaders.  OVC Support In collaboration with religious leaders, the AIDSFree project developed this sermon guide to empower religious leaders with the tools and skills to reach their congregations with key messages on pediatric HIV transmission and prevention; stigma and discrimination; and treatment, care, and support; as well as male involvement in the HIV prevention and response continuum. Download
A Church in Crisis: Pornography and Patriarchy CBE-International Online Article Read Online
Churches as Life - Affirming Communities Diakonia Council of Churches  Diakonia Council of Churches Social Justice Season 2013 Bible Studies Download
Churches Need to Stop Avoiding Talking about Sexual Abuse - How sharing our own stories can help others heal and grow Relevant Magazine Online Article Read Online
Churches Say "No" to Violence Against Women   The Lutheran World Federation An Action Plan for Churches Download
Church Resource Manual on Sexual and Gender Based Violence – English We Will Speak Out South Africa, with support from UNFPA The Manual includes contextual Bible studies to transform our response to SGBV. Download

Church Resource Manual on Sexual and Gender Based Violence – Xhosa

We Will Speak Out South Africa, with support from UNFPA

The Manual includes contextual Bible studies to transform our response to SGBV.

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Church Response to Domestic Violence Focus of Study Baptist Press Online Article Read Online
Community-based research: Potential role of the church Tearfund International Learning ZOne Resources - Country Search Download

Community Faith leaders wheel.     

KANSAS CoalitionAgainst Sexual and Domestic Violence A Resource that demonstrates the ideal response of communit faith leaders to domestic violence Download
Conclusions: Principles and Actions to Develop Gender Policies MICAH Network

Bible based  reflections  present  gender  categories  as  a  tool  to  be analysed;  a conceptual framework that helps us understand the process to build male and female identities, the power relations between them, the society, and the relation to nature  and cosmos.

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Created in God's Image - A gender transformation toolkit for women and men in churches   Norwegian Church AID A Toolkit that directly build on learnings gleaned from several gender audit and related studies and publications that broke new grounds from 2006 Download
Creator God By Musa Dube A Prayer  Download
Christianity Needs a Sexual Reboot    PATHEOS Online Article Read Online
Are Christians Supposed to Forgive Abusers?  Sojourners Online Article Read Online

Criteria for a Sexually Safer Best Practice Congregation

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Culture Matters: Lessos from a Legacy of Engaging Faith-Based Organisations Gender Links A Publication that documents partnerships between UNFPA and faith-based constituencies in the areas of reproductive health and population; to assess the outcomes, lessons learned and best practices of faith based partnerships around the world and to share further resources on faith-based organizations. Download
The Dark Side of Wives Submitting to Husbands    Charisma Magazine Online Article Read Online
David the Man: The Construction of Masculinity in the Hebrew Bible David J.A Clines Essay: Bible Study Download
Daughters of Eve: Biblical Women Take Back the Microphone    Justice Unbound Excerpts from a 'Biblical Edition' of the Vagina Monologues Read Online
Dear Church: It's Time to Stop Enabling Abusive Men For Every Mom Online Article Read Online
Do You Feel Trapped by Your Faith? Domestic Shelters Online Article Read Online
Does 1 Peter Condone Domestic Violence? With Meagre Power Bible Study Read Online
Doing Contextual Bible Study: A Resource Manual Gerald West and Ujamaa Center Staff A Resource Manual Download
Educating to End Abuse. Dispelling Myths: Adult Clergy Sexual Abuse Educating to End Abuse Online Article Read Online
Empowering the Church for Gender Justice Christian Conference of Asia Online Article Download
End Sexual Violence Tearfund

Resource on Church-based response to sexual violence    

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Ending Domestic Abuse - A Pack for Churches Restored Resource Pack  Download
End of Life Needs of Survivors Survivors Awaken the Church Online Article  Read Online
Engaging Men and Boys to End Violence in the Family Canadian Council of Muslim Women ( CCMW)  Online Article Read Online
Enough is Enough Garry Thomas Online Article Read Online
Evidence brief 3 ‘Faith Communities are Key Actors in Empowering and Protecting Girls and Addressing Gender-Based Violence‘ Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI/FLC) One of 5 briefs developed for the World Humanitarian Summit Download
Faith: An Ally for Gender Justice – Reflection on WHS by Veena O’Sullivan, JLIF&LC.  Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities Evidence Brief 3 focuses on key role of faith communities in empowering and protecting girls and addressing gender-based violence. Read Online
Faith-Based Delivery of Science-Based Care The Lancet  This Lancet Series on faith-based health care draws together the insights and experiences of authors from several countries and denominations, academic institutions, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Read Online
Faith Groups can Help Female Survivors of Violence WACC Global Online Article Read Online
Faith, Gender and Sexuality: A Toolkit  Institute of Development Studies The Gender, Sexuality and Faith toolkit has been developed with individuals, communities and leaders practising faith. It is a user-friendly, free and interactive resource that seeks to support faith communities and leaders working to promote social justice in relation to gender and sexuality.  Download
The Faithful House: Couples Affirming Life and Love Program Manual Catholic Relif Services in collaboratin with Maternal Life Uganda CRS Ethiopia Maternal Life International The Couples Affirming Life and Love manual builds upon the success of the original Faithful House program. Like the original program, it uses the metaphor of building a house as a means of helping couples build a better marriage. It also specifically addresses challenges unique to couples who are discordant or who are both HIV-positive, such as adherence, stigma and discrimination, sex in marriage, planning for children and preparing one’s family for death and bereavement Download
Faith at the UN Commission on the Status of Women World Faiths Development Dialogue Online Article Read Online
FaithTrust Institute - Resources     Faith Trust Institute Online Articles Download

Faith leaders How can you help?    

Pennysylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence Online Article Read Online
Female genital mutilation/cutting Tearfund International Learning Zone Report on Community-based research: Potential role of the church to end FGM/C in Tanzania and Kenya Download

Fighting violence with truth   

Empower International Ministries Empower teachings confront Interpersonal Violence Aginst Women Read Online
First Man Standing Bible Studies Restored Relationships These Bible studies are designed to help you explore what the Bible has to say about masculinity and relationships. We hope that, once you’ve read them, you’ll agree that men have a key part to play in helping to build positive relationships and to end violence against women - and that you'll want to take positive action. Download
First Man Standing Africa Edition Restored

A pack to help church leaders and Christian men in Africa to tackle violence against women. This was based on our English 'First Man Standing' resources and Church Action Pack, but has been contextualised by Restored alliance member organisation Family Impact.

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FMS 1: Masculinity and Identity Restored Bible Study 1 in the First Man Standing programme from Resored Online
FMS 2: Men and Relationships Restored Bible Study 2 from First Man Standing Online
FMS 3: Men Relating to Women Restored Bible Study 3 from First Man Standing Online
FMS 5: Violence Against Women Restored Bible Study 5 from First Man Standing Online
FMS 6:Men and The Next Generation Restored Bible Study 6 from First Man Standing Online
FMS 7: Take Action Restored Bible Study & from First Man Standing Online
Forced virginity-testing is unlawful and offensive, and will not prevent HIV-AIDS    Daily Maverick Online Article Read Online
Freedom Sunday Church of England Resources for Worship & Action. God's people working together to end human trafficking Download
From Committed to Action: What religious communities can do to eliminate violence against women     UNICEF This was developed by UNICEF and Religions for Peace Download and Read Online

Gender Based Violence Bible Study

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Gender, Faith and Development OXFAM

This book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, lecturers, and researchers working in development studies, gender studies, political science, sociology, and religious studies. It will also be of interest to development policy makers and practitioners, voluntary sector workers, and social movement activists.

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Gender, Gender Equality and the Church Institute for Contextual Theology, Durban, South Africa Article by Nantondo Hadebe Download
Gender, HIV and Church Tearfund A case study on Gender, HIV and the Church written by Mandy Marshall, Idrissa Ouedraogo & Maggie Sandilands and Edited by Maggie Sandilands. Tearfund, March 2009. The case study outlines the programme in Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe over the last 3 years in working through the local church to challenge and change culturally and Biblically based attitudes on gender and sexual rights in the context of HIV and AIDS. Download
Gender Inequality at Church MICAH Network A Case Study on Gender Based Violence in the Church and Measures to Mitigate it Download
Gender Inequality and HIV/AIDS in Lesotho: A Human Disease Ecological Perspective KRE Publication Download

Gender Justice, Ministry and Healing. A Christian Response to the HIV Pandemic.

Progression Comment In this Comment, theologian and ecumenist Nyambura Njoroge describes the experience of African Christian women in promoting gender justice, in the context of HIV, through a 'ministry of Bible reading'. It highlights the potential of Christian communities to tackle the gender discrimination and disempowerment of women that has been a key driver of the HIV pandemic. Download
Gender Justice Bible Study Biblical Association for the Church of Ireland Bible Study developed 2013 Download
Gender Poverty and HIV/AIDS: What Ordinary People Living with HIV/AIDS want Decision Makers to Know PACSA Factsheet No. 52 Download
Gender Theology for Dummies Daughters Will Prophesy Online Article Read Online
Gender Roles Rooted in Creation? New Life Online Article Read Online
Girls Coping With Trauma are Often Met With Harsh Discipline at School Think Progress Online Article Read Online
Gender Justice Interfaith - Girls With Power & Dignity 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Poster Download
A Hanbook for Religious and Cultural LeadersEngaging Communities to End Feemale Genital Mutilation Femnet This publication is part a behaviour change communication tool intended to extended to expand the engagement of men in religious and cultural institutions to reach out to their communities to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation - FGMin Meru and Tharaka Download
Hand in Hand Tearfund International Learning Zone

Bible Studies to Transform our Response to Sexual Violence. This booklet contains 12 Bible studies covering a range of topics related to sexual violence. Individual studies include 'Sexual violence in the Bible', 'Gender and restoring relationships', 'Challenging violence within families' and 'Responding to practical needs'. The booklet includes guidance for facilitators and advice on adapting the Bible studies for use as sermons. They are available also in in French and Portuguese

 

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Harnessing Faith Leaders for Gender Justice     Stanford Social Innovation Review Online Article Read Online
Human Rights, HIV Prevention and Gender Equality UNICEF Postion paper on Human Rights Download
How Can Survivors of Abuse Survive this Election Season? Sojouners Online Article Read Online
'I Believe You:' The Silence and The Shame of Sexual Violence in Church Sojouners Online Aticle Read Online

Implication of Dowry on Burial Disputes  

CBE International Online Article Download
The Importance of Using Feminine Words and Images New Life Online Article  Read Online
Integrating HIV/AIDS into Ethics Curriculum. Suggested Modules OIKOUMENE This book contains modules for teaching ethics within the HIV and AIDS contexts. The modules deal with the subject of prevention, quality care, stigmatisation and gender. Download
It's On Us Too: An Open Letter to Theological Schools about Sexual Assault Sojourners An Open Letter to Theological Schools Read Online
Jewish Leaders Talk about Domestic Violence JFS Seattle Article by Beb Frockt Read Online
Joint Learning on faith and local communities event brief 3 Tearfund International Learning Zone Event Briefing Download
Justice for Women Action Sheet Anglican Alliance This pack can be used in activities on any of these days Download
Kissing Sexist, Racist Christianity Goodbye Sojourners Online Article Read Online
Large - Scale Study FInds that 27 Percent of Europeans Consider Rape Justifiable in Some Cases NYTIMES Online Article  Read Online
Learning form our Journey. An NGO moves towards sustainability through consultancy PACSA PACSA Consultancy Series. Action Research Report: 1/2012 Download
A Letter to Fathers: Threatening Your Daughter's Boyfriend is Not a Joke Rebecca Hauer Online Blog Read Online
Lifting our voices, building hope: Listening to survivors of sexual violence in Colombia Tearfund International Learning Zone Publication Download
Life Abundant for All God's People Anglican Communion Bible Study Download
'Locker Room Talk' SOJOURNERS Online Article Read Online 
Losing My Religion for Equality The Age Online Article Read Online
Love in a Time of AIDS: Women, Health and The CHallenge of HIV Gillian Paterson Publication Download
The Love of our Mothers and the Rape of our Sisters    Sermon by Rev Alan Storey Download
Love One Another Christian AID Christian AID Scotland and the Scottish Episcopal Church have released a new resource that addresses gender - based violence Download

Make it safer for sexual violence survivors to name perpetrators

The Mennonite Online Article Read Online
Male and Female: One Image, One Purpose The Red Letter Christians Online Article  Read Online
A Mapping of Faith-based Responses to Violence Against Women and Girls in the Asia-Pacific Region UNFPA This report presents findings from a mapping initiative that aimed to capture how faith-based organizations respond to violence against women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region Download
Masculinity work Tearfund International Learning Zone Reports on Transforming Masculinities  Download
Melinda Gates: Why Women are the Best Investment Christianity Today Online Article Read Online
Melinda Gates on What Faith in Action Means to Her World Vision Online Article Read Online

Men in the Mirror: Constructing and Applying a Christ-centered Masculinity to Interpersonal Relationships.    

Justice Unbound Online Journal Read Online
Men and Masculinities in South Africa. Stories of men making a difference. Volume 1 PACSA This book is the first volume in a three - part series comprising stories, analysis and and faith-based resources.  Download
Men and masculinities in South Africa. Faith - Based and Communiity Resources for Change. Volume 3 PACSA This book is the third volume in a three-part series comprising stories, analysis and faith- based resources Download
Mobilising Faith Communities in Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict /2013 Key Recommendations.    We Will Speak Out Recommendations on the 5 key thematic areas to the UK Government Download
Mobilising Religious Communities to Respond to Gender-Based Violence and HIV: A Training Manual.  NGO Pulse The manual created specifically for heads of religious organisations, such as inter-religious councils and women’s religious organisations. While this material was piloted with leaders, it can be adapted to meet the specific priorities and needs of participants, such as other organisation members. Download
Mother's Union March Against Violence on Women and Children Anglican Church of SA Online Article Read Online
More than a Prayer: Faith Communities Response to Sexual Violence.  ESHA A dialogue between Archbishop Rowan Williams and Michel Sidibe of UNAIDS for World Aids Day.    Download
Mudgin-Gal: Prayer Against Domestic Violence   Prayer against domestic violence Download
Naming the Sin. Are Churches Helping to Stop Domestic Violence-or Enabling it Sojourners Online Article Read Online
Nasty Women in the Bible, I Love You.   PATHEOS A partial list of nasty women in the Bible. Read Online
The Need to Analyse: Often Issues are not Recognized as a Gender Problem MICAH Network Case Studies on Gender Based Violence Download
The Negative Consequences of Dowry Payment on Women and General Society EFOGE International Online Article Read Online
New Study Guide Available to Help Church Discuss Human Sexuality  General Board of Higher Education and Ministry The study guide offers United Methodists an opportunity to facilitate constructive conversations around a cultural and ecclesial flashpoint—human sexuality. The concept for the study guide originates from an Academic Theological Colloquy that shares its name and was held at Candler School of Theology in March 2017. Download

A New Year Resolution for the Church   

Brother Ivos Blog Online Article Read Online

No More Fear. It’s Time for Christians To Talk About Sexual Violence  

Daily Theology Online Article Read Online
No Words. A Lament for Women The Junia Project Online Blog Read Online

Of the Same Flesh: Exploring a theology of gender  

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On Forgiveness and Abuse    

Rachel Heldevans Blog Online Blog Read Online

One in Three...and Me. Why Faith Leaders Must Address Sexual & Domestic Violence        

Sojourners

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Our daughter's voices - Working in faith communities to heal the wounds of sexual violence in Myanmar Tearfund International Learning Zone Online Resources Download
Pastors learn about domestic abuse at Pre-Lenten Gatherings New England Conference Online Article Read Online 
Pastors learn about domestic abuse at Pre-Lenten Gatherings New England Conference Protocols
Anne Marie Hunter suggested the following protocols for pastors dealing with domestic abuse
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Passover Dedication for Women Jewish Women In ternational Online Prayer for women Download and Read Online
PACSA Consulatancy Report 2012 PACSA Online Report Download
Prayer for Thursdays in Black The United Church of Canada Online Prayer to end gender-based violence, to mark International Women's Day Read Online and Download

The Pretence of Neutrality: Religion and the Implementation of Programmes on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights  

Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa Online Article Read Online
Preventing Sexual Violence in our Communities IMA World Health A Guide to help faith leaders educate congregations and communities about sexual and gender based violence Download
Promoting Equal and Respectful Relationships in Faith Communities: a Manual and Tool Kit Melbourne Anglican  This manual and tool kit is designed to assist faith communities in taking a primary prevention approach to the issue of violence against women. Download
Promoting Gender Equality. 15 Studies of Good Practice: Clapping with both hands  ACT Alliance  “Clapping with Both Hands: 15 Studies of Good Practice in Promoting Gender Equality” celebrates innovative ACT programmes championed by brave women and men in 13 countries Download
The Positive Muslim' Approach to Stigma, HIV, AIDS and PLWH Positive Muslims  A theology of compassion translated into non-judgemental support for HIV-Positive Muslims in South Africa Download

Positive masculinity and why it matters    

BMS World Mission Online Article Read Online

Positive Consequences of Dowry Payment on Women and the General Society   

EFOGE International Online Article Read Online

Policy Brief: The Role of Faith Communities and Organisations in Prevention and Response to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Implications for Policy and Practice

Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities Gender-based Violence Hub

    

Policy brief by Elisabet Le Roux Download
Power and Control of Women in Patriarchal Society & Women Created in God’s Image as Equal to Men Wheels.  NCDSV Online Focus Guide For Clergy and Religious Leaders Download
Pulse Annivesary: Church Plays Wounding Role to LGBT People National Catholic Reporter Online Article  Read Online

The Quick Start Guide To Equality In Genesis  

Christians for Biblical Equality South AFrica Online Article Read Online
Quiz: Violence Against Women UN Women Online Quiz Read Online
Reformed World World Communion of Reformed Churches

The twenty-sixth General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches will be held between 29 June and 7 July 2017 in Leipzig, Germany. The theme of this General Council—“Living God, Renew and Transform Us”—reflects not only on WCRC’s heritage but also centres the Council around the God of Life and calls us to renew the Church and ourselves so that the world can be transformed.

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The Rape of Tamar: Peace in the Community Overcoming Violence A Bible Study Download
Ramadan Reflection - Bearing Witness for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse/Assault   PATHEOS This essay discusses sexual abuse and the assault of women, men and children, the abuse of power by religious figures and institutions and also discusses of victim-shaming. Read Online
Redemptive Masculinities OIKOUMENE Publication Download
Rethinking Male-Centered Translations of the Bible   PATHEOS Bible Study Download
The Release of Brock Turner and "Boys Will be Boys" CBE - International Online Article Read Online
The 'religion or secularis m' debate on women's equality obscures the real problem: patriarchy  Religion Factor Online Article Read Online
Religion, Culrure and Tradition: Strengthening Efforts to Eradicate Violence Against Women  AWID Publication  Read Online
Responding Well to Domestic Abuse: Policy and Practice Guidance The Church of England This document sets out the Church of England's Domestic Abuse Policy and the detailed practice guidance on how the Church of England will implement its domestic abuse policy. It supports the Church's commitment to addres and respond effectively to domestic abuse both within its own community and wider society Read Online and Download
Restoring Dignity Religions for Peace A Toolkit for Religious Communities to End Violence Against Women Download
A Resource for Prayer, Reflection and Action for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence from the 'We Will Speak Out' Coalition Episcopal Relief & Development We Will Speak Out Prayer Resource  Download
Resources for Worship and Action - God's People Working Together to End Human Trafficking Church of England A Worship Resource on Freedom Sunday. Freedom Sunday is a day of worship, prayer and action on human trafficking Download
Report on Interfaith Forum for Combating GBV FECCLAHA Online Report  Download
Rewriting the Biblical 'Curse' on Womankind The Atlantic Online Article Read online
The Role of Faith Based Organisation in a Strategy to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls Harvard University Presentation Download
The Role of Religious Communities in Addressing Gender-Based Violence and HIV USAID
This report summarizes the USAID |
Health Policy Initiative
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Religion, Culture And Tradition: Strengthening Efforts To Eradicate Violence Against Women 

AWID Online Article Read Online

Religious Institute Safer Congregations Toolkit.

Religious Institute Online Toolkit Download

Religion, Women's Health and Rights: Points of Contention and Paths of Opportunity

Norad and UNFPA 

Report to inform UN Member States, civil society organizations, including Faith-based Organizations and the UN, among others, about the context and the nature of debates and different perspectives related to some particularly sensitive issues around sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights. Download  
Reluctantly...Porn. Blog  Perfectly Flawed Online Blog Read Online  
A Resource for Prayer, Reflection and Action for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence 2014
We Will Speak Out Coalition
Worship Resource in PDF 
SASA! Faith Guide Joint Learning Initiative on Faith &Local Communities Raising Voices in partnership with Trócaire developed SASA! Faith, an adaptation of SASA! An Activist Kit for Preventing Violence against Women and HIV, which is itself a proven methodology. To read more about SASA! and the study results Read Online and Download

A Scoping Study on the Role of Faith Communities and Organisations in Prevention and Response to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Implications for Policy and Practice

Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities Gender-based Violence Hub   Scoping study Download
The Sex Talk: Earlier is Better US Catholic Online Article Read Online
Sexually Safer Best Practice Congregation Religious Institute Handout Download
Sexually Safer Best Practice Initiative 
Religious Institute   
Selection of downloadable Resources and Tools

Sex with a pastor: An affair or abuse?   

Our Stories Untold Online Article Read Online
Side by Side A Global Movement A growing global movement of people of faith who want to see gender justice become a reality across the world Read Online
Silent no more Tearfund International Learning Zone A report that highlihts three key points about the largely untapped potential of the church in preventing and reducing the impact of sexual violence Download 
Sixteen days: Taking Action to End Violence against Women CCOW Resource for Church Action Download
Sixteen Days: WWSO Resource for prayer, reflection and action: 2014.    We Will Speak Out A resource for prayer, reflection and action for 16 days of activism against gender based violence from the 'We Will Speak Out' coalition Download
Soul Stealing: Power Relations in Pastoral Sexual Abuse Snap Netwwork An article about the psychological effects of Clergy Sexual Abuse Read Online
'Spotlight' A Multi-Faith Discussion Guide for the Film 

 

Faith Trust Institute A movie Spotlight offers a glimpse into the investigation by reporters from the Boston Globe as they uncover the history and scope of child abuse by priests in the Archdiocese of Boston Download 
‘Spotlight’ Discussion Guide UCC's Local Church Ministries A film discussion guide for use by churches interested in addressing ways to ensure members of faith communities are not vulnerable to abuse Download
'Spotlight' Dicussion Guide a meaningful Conversation Starter for Preventing Sexual Abuse in Churches United Church of Christ The discussion guide, developed by the UCC's Local Church Ministries as part of the denomination’s 2016 multimedia campaigns tied to its core mission, encourages UCC members and leaders to see the film and then reflect on its implications for their local churches and the denomination as a whole. Download
Strategies for Primary Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration MICAH Introducing a prevention programme into church-based children's ministry settings Download
Streams of Grace: The Book Spirituality and Practice A Book Review. A Selection of the Letter of the Abbe de Tourville Download
Strengthening of Partnerships between the Public Sector and Faith-Based Groups The Lancet Online Article Read Online 
SV Church Resource Single - Part 1 Safer Spaces A resource developed with information from Tearfund's "Hand in Hand and Bible studies to transform our response to HIV" as a church resource pack as well as materials from Ujamaa Centre for Biblical & Theological Communittee Development and Research Download
SV Church Resource Single - Part 2 Safer Spaces  A resource development with information from Tearfund's "Hand in Hand and Bible studies to transform our response to HIV" as a church resource pack as well as materials from Ujamaa Centre for Biblical & Theological Communittee Development and Research Download
SV Church Resource Single - Part 3 Safer Spaces  A resource development with information from Tearfund's "Hand in Hand and Bible studies to transform our response to HIV" as a church resource pack as well as materials from Ujamaa Centre for Biblical & Theological Communittee Development and Research Download
Survivor mapping Tearfund International Learning Zone Reports on Community-based research: Needs assessment of survivors of sexual violence Download
Tackling HIV and AIDS with Faith-Based Communities: Learning from Attitudes on Gender Relations and Sexual Rights Within Local Evangelical Churches in Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe and South Africa Oxfam Publication Download
Tackling Gender-Based Attitudes in African Churches to Reduce the Spread of HIV TEARFUND Publication Download
Talitha Cum: The raising up of women and girls to overcome violence Gewalte uberwinden Bible Study Download
The Tamar Campaign Profile FECCLAHA Tamar campaign is a tool that can be used in various platforms such as this to challenge the church to address the plight of women in the region  Download
The Tamar Campaign Seminar: Breaking the Chain of Silence. Report  FECCLAHA A report by Louise Khabure Download
Tamar Campaign FECCLAHA This book invites you to consider Gender-Based Violence from a biblical perspective as it relates to your life and context. Download
Tamar Campaign  FECCLAHA Contextual Bible Study Manual on Gender-Based Violence Download

Ten Myths About Domestic Abuse You Didn't Know You Believed: Part 1        

CBE International This is Part 1 in a two-part series on the ten myths we often believe about domestic abuse and the reality checks that prove them wrong.  Read Online
Theology of Gender Equality Papua New Guinea Church Partnership Reflects the common theology and understanding of the seven Partner Churches – the United Church of PNG; the Salvation Army; the Catholic Bishops’ Conference; the Seventh-Day Adventist Church; the Evangelical Lutheran Church in PNG; the Anglican Church in PNG and the Baptist Union PNG. Download
Theological Reflections - On the Root Causes of Gender-Based Violence in Intimate Relationship Diocese of False Bay Online Article  Read Online
Three Models of Manhood: In Search of Real Men Overcoming Violence Bible Study by Prof TS Maluleke Download
Time to End Zero Tolerance? The Irish Catholic Online Article Read Online
Time to Talk  Strategies of Hope The third book in toolkit, ime to Talk is a handbook to enable churches to discuss family life and sex in the context of the global AIDS epidemic. Intended for use by pastors, deacons and religious Sisters, as well as catechists and lay church leaders. Download
Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation World Viion Fact Sheet Download

Transformative Anger          

Christian Feminism Today Online Article Read Online

Transformative Masculinity, Contextual Bible study manual

Side by Side Gender Bible Study Download
To make our Voices Heard: Listening to survivors of sexual violence in Central African Republic Tearfund International Learning Zone Publication Download
Top Gay Rights Campaigner in UK SPeaks Movingly about her Catholic Faith New Ways Ministries Online Article Read Online

·    Towards a Deeper Theology of Women: 4 Contributions of Women SCholars 

Junia Project Online Article Read Online

Upon the Ground of Men?        

Searching Together Online Blog Read Online
Understanding the Link Between Theology and Abuse: A Defense of Ruth Tucker's Black and WHite Bible, Black and Blue Wife CBE International Online Blog Read Online
Undesrtanding Masculinity in South Africa - Essay and Perspective. Volume 2 PACSA This book is a second volme in a three-part series comprising stories analysis and faith based resources Download

Understanding Religious Fundamentalisms for Activists        

AWID This user friendly resource manual is intended for rights activists facing religious fundamentalists opposition to their work Download
The Victim Narrative on Sex-Trafficking: An Interview with Yvonne Zimmerman (Part 1) Our Stories Untold Online Article Read Online

Violence Against Women and the Role of Religion     

Violence Against Women NET Online Article Read Online
What Communities of Faith can do to make a Difference UN Women Guidelines for Faith Communities Download
What MTV Taught me about 'Masculine' Christianity SOJOURNERS Online Article Read Online

What #ThingsOnlyChristianWomenHear Showed About the Struggle of Women in the Church

Relevant Magazine Online Article Read Online
When Faith Does Violence: Reimagining Engagement Between Churches and LGBTI Groups on Homophobia in Africa HTS Theological Studies Publication Download
When God doesn't answer our prayers Caroline Abbott Online Article Read Online

 

When There Is No Justice in Scripture: The Rape of Tamar       

Sojourners Online Article Read Online
When the NRA Writes Your Theology Sojourners Online Article Read Online
While the Men Were in Hiding Women Delivering the Greatest News the World has Ever Known Sojourners Online Article Read Online
       

Why God May Want You to Leave Your Marriage

John Pavlovitz Online Article Read Online
Why Have You Abandoned Me?  Christianity Today Online Bible Study Read Online
Why 1 Timothy 2:8-15 Does not Ban Women From Teaching & Having Authority in the Church JUNIA Project Online Article  Read Online
Why Patriarchy is Abuse Ashley Easter Online Blog Read Online
Why We made a Video Making Fun of Partriarchy Sojourners Online Article Read Online

Why I Call Myself An Evangelical Feminist: Part 1         

CBE International Online Article  Read Online

Why I Call Myself An Evangelical Feminist: Part 2        

CBE International Online Article Read Online
Women Against Violence Sunday Resources from Chile Methodist Church Bible Readings Download
WWC's Engagement for Children Oikoumene Online Article Read Online