Domestic Violence

Caring for All of God’s Creation

"…All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. Men and women did not weave the web of life; they are merely strands in it. Whatever one does to the web, one does to oneself." ... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on April 15, 2013

Protect Young Women, Immigrants, Native people and LGBTQ people from violence!

Call your U.S. Representative Enter street address and zipcode to be connected directly to your Member of Congress. Street Address Zip Phone: Below is our sample script, when calling: As a constituent and a person of faith, I urge the Congresswoman/man: To reject the House substitute VAWA that... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on February 27, 2013

Keep Pressure on Congress to Pass VAWA

Although Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) has passed, the horrors of family violence continue. Awareness about domestic and sexual violence needs to be raised every day of every month until our homes and communities are havens of peace and justice. Call Congress at 1-888-427-0530 and urge them... read more»

Posted by Amee Paparella on December 05, 2012

Supply and Demand: Profit over People?

A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark. Chinese proverb “There but for the grace of God go I”, is a phrase that I hear frequently from people reflecting on pain and suffering, and I must admit, it... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on October 16, 2012

Latest National Call Emphasizes Local Work & Issues Call to Action

United Methodist advocates who would like to see an end to domestic violence and human trafficking convened a national conference call on August 30th to hear stories from other UMC leaders who are tackling these issues in their local communities. The call was the second in a regular series aimed... read more»

Posted by Erica Johnson on September 10, 2012

National Call-In Day to Urge Legislators to Pass VAWA

Call your Congresswomen and men and tell them to ACT NOW to pass VAWA. Separate Senate and House versions reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act have been passed, but since then, the reauthorization of VAWA has stalled. The two versions of the bill have important differences. The House version omits... read more»

Posted by Amee Paparella on September 07, 2012

National Call Connects Work on Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking

Over 50 individuals representing 21 states participated in the first GBCS National Conference Call for local campaigns to combat Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking on July 11th. The call was the first such call aimed at sharing best practices and networking UMC folks who care about these issues. Leaders from Virginia, Louisiana,... read more»

Posted by Erica Johnson on August 20, 2012

Organizing to END domestic violence in the Desert Southwest

As the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is stalled in its reauthorization vote, ten women gathered in Las Vegas in Julyto take part in a powerful training to help build a UMC campaign to end domestic violence. Getty Images Leaders in the Desert Southwest Annual Conference (DSWAC) came together to... read more»

Posted by Erica Johnson on August 16, 2012

Take Action! Violence Against Women Act National Day of Action - June 26

10 DAYS OF ACTION to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act NATIONAL RALLY JUNE 26th, 2012 U.S. Capitol, at 1st Street & Constitution Ave. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Stand up! Speak out! Join the hundreds and be part of 10 Days of Action across the United States to reauthorize the REAL... read more»

Posted by Linda Bales Todd on June 14, 2012

Violence Against Women Act passes Senate; now let’s get the House on board!

I report with great joy that 15 Republicans joined every Democrat in the U.S. Senate to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), 68 to 31 yesterday. The vote reauthorizes for five years many services for abused persons. Senate passage is something to celebrate, but we must not rest on this. Please... read more»

Posted by Linda Bales Todd on April 27, 2012

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