The Rise of Intimate Partner and Family Violence During the COVID-19 Crisis:
How can chaplains & faith leaders respond?
In light of the COVID -19 stay-at-home orders, we spoke with faith leaders and experts about pandemic-related isolation conditions that are impacting people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, intimate partner and family violence, and how chaplains and congregational leaders can help. On April 20, 2020 the Rev. Dr. Katie Givens Kime, Director of Religion and Civic Engagement at Odyssey Impact led panelists in a thoughtful conversation on providing leadership and spiritual care in the midst of the increase of intimate partner and family violence during the pandemic. The faith leaders shared wisdom and insights from their personal experiences.
Resources to help lead congregations, communities and classroom
discussion on topics related to intimate partner and family violence.
To help you in your work, please review the video excerpts of the intimate conversation, curated by Hasnaa Mokhtar, Special Program Manager of Peaceful Families Organization, along with brief expert reflections, discussion questions and suggested additional resources.
Preaching to Break the Silence
Curated Video Clip #1
Centering the Voices & Lived Experiences of Victims & Survivors
Curated Video Clip #2
Intervention at the Intersection of Privilege & Oppression
Curated Video Clip #3
Expert Reflection and Discussion Guide
We hope that the accompanying written resources will support you while leading your congregations and classrooms during this time. We have heard from our wider network that these “bite-sized” resources are ideal for clergy cohort groups, deacon/congregational care teams, seminary education modules, and general faith leader edification and support.
For these curated video clips and written resources, we are grateful to Hasnaa Mokhtar, Special Program Manager at Peaceful Families Organization.
Rev. Dr. Katie Givens Kime
Director of Religion and Civic Engagement
Fr. Charles W. Dahm, O.P.
Archdiocesan Director of Domestic Violence Outreach
St. Pius V Parish
Rev. Tawana Davis
Soul 2 Soul Sisters
Interim Executive Director
Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse
Rev. Amy Gopp
Kent United Church of Christ
Faith Trust Institute
Imam Mohammad Magid
All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center
Special thanks to our Co-Presenting Partners on this Live Town Hall:
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