A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

Tag Archives: social justice /social gospel

Child protection — what question are you asking?

Many children are falling through the gaps in the system that is supposed to protect them. Every country, state, and culture has its own systemic gaps when it comes to child protection. I recently attended a talk on this subject that was delivered to professionals in the family violence and justice fields. As a community …

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The Shrinking Woman — a poem about the way women are conditioned

Just for today, we’re breaking our pattern of one post per weekday, because the Child Custody Battles post is just a set of links. This item is a little bit different from our usual offerings. It’s not a Christian item, but  I think many of our readers will relate to it.

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“Intimate Partner Sexual Violence” — a new book for professionals

Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: A Multidisciplinary Guide to Improving Services and Support for Survivors of Rape and Abuse  [*affiliate link] is now out. (Release date 21 Oct 2013.) Barbara Roberts contributed a chapter called ‘Pastoral Responses to Christian Survivors of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence’. Here is the publisher’s blurb: Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV) is the …

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The Believer’s Attitude Toward Single Mothers

In this current political and economic climate, it has become a national pasttime to point fingers at whichever class of society we feel is the source of all of our hardships. Depending on our political persuasions, we are either inclined to point fingers at society’s “irresponsible dregs” (i.e. – everyone on welfare, especially single mothers) …

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Violence against women: it’s a men’s issue — a talk by Jackson Katz featured at TGC

Violence against women:  it’s a men’s issue  is a TED talk by Jackson Katz. Many of you will never have heard of Jackson Katz, but he is an educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist who is a pioneer in the fields of gender violence prevention education and media literacy. He is co-founder of Mentors in …

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The idolatry of marriage – the church is putting marriage on a pedestal

This hymn was sung recently in a church service I attended. I don’t like the hymn much because it seems almost like idolatry of the Cross – the piece of wood – rather than worship of God. But it gave me an idea for a post. Here are the words of the original hymn: In …

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