FAITH, WOMEN & VIOLENCE INITIATIVE
This Initiative addresses the distortions of our many sacred texts used to justify demeaning and abuse of women and girls. We focus instead on those texts across multiple faiths, as well as their many teachings and practices, that uphold the sanctity of women and the Feminine.
The Bible, Women & Violence
with DR. AMY-JILL LEVINE
“ANY TIME the Bible gives rise to something that’s violent – that’s a misuse of the text!… To hold the Bible in one hand and to engage in violence with the other is both a sin and an obscenity. That should be pretty clear.”
“The Real Story: The Holy Qur’an on Women, Violence and Peace”
with EDINA LEKOVIC, Dr. LAILA AL-MARAYATI, MD, Dr. ASMA SAYEED, Ph.D
“The foundational principles of Islam that govern all relationships all the time are Mercy and Justice.”
This rich conversation among three leading Muslim women is heartfelt and eye-opening. Not to be missed.
An Evening Honoring the Feminine in All People
A Faithful Response to Violence Against Women and Girls
“It was such a beautiful event! I had tears just listening.”
Held in 2014, this community event was an evening of empowerment and celebration. Women and girls of faith who have experienced violence and abuse shared their stories, released past pain and found healing and hope.
FROM SAVING GRACE
Men of Faith
A Public Service Announcement
Violence against women and girls will not end until men speak out, until fathers speak to their sons and to their grandsons and to their friends and to other men. We wanted their voice in Saving Grace, but needed to create a safe space to protect the vulnerability of the women present. So this piece became a film.