October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Church and Society has created a study to help congregations reflect on what the Bible and The United Methodist Church have to say about domestic violence.
Globally, one in three women experiences sexual or gender-based violence. Many factors increase women’s vulnerability to violence including motherhood, migration and the accessibility of guns.
As we approach Domestic Violence Awareness month (October), we hope that you will use this study to reflect theologically on the physical, emotional and sexual abuse that many women and girls experience. The study has four hourlong sessions that look at different aspects and intersections of domestic violence.
- Week One: Domestic Violence 101
- Week Two: Domestic Violence and Motherhood
- Week Three: Domestic Violence and Gun Violence
- Week Four: Domestic Violence and Migration
We also hope this will encourage people within your faith community to work to build healthy relationships and advocate for policies that end the threats of violence.