This 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). We are pleased to use this opportunity to launch an exciting new resource written by PADVN Moderator, the Rev. Dr. Kevin E. Frederick, Men in the Mirror: Constructing and Applying a Christ-centered Masculinity to Interpersonal Relationships, a new 13-session curriculum for use in addressing violence against women and children. Kevin writes that, “By studying the dynamics exhibited in Jesus’ relationships with a variety of others in his lifetime, this new sets out to explore and address the values that impact men’s relationships giving them the opportunity to critique their own relationship skills and grow in their discipleship to Jesus Christ.” We hope that you will use these resources in the month of October and throughout the year, working to Break The Silence around domestic violence.
Agency: Presbyterian Mission Agency