Faith, domestic violence and sexual abuse

March 23, 2012 in The Question by Teri-Hayslett

This Saturday, your colleague Dr. Earle Fisher and Abyssinian Baptist Church will host a public discussion on the faith community’s response to sexual abuse and domestic violence.

As Earle will note in a guest column this Saturday, “One of the most prevalent and plausible critiques of the faith community is that when it comes to matters of sexual abuse and domestic violence, the church practices ‘sacred silence.’

Do you agree? What can we do to provide a safe place for dialogue regarding these matters? Please share any initiatives/programs your faith community is involved in to address these matters.”