Faith, Women and Violence

Help and Resources

The Guibord Center maintains a list of local organizations offering both immediate and long-term help to victims of abuse and their families.

Emergency information and services are followed by the list of organizations and a description of the services each offers including some which provide guidance and referrals for clergy and specific communities of faith.

Ten Public Actions You Can Take Now

Are you ready to get involved, or looking at options for yourself, your group, or your faith community?

The Guibord Center’s Role

Turning to our faith to approach the issues challenging us,
we align with the Holy within their sacred texts and traditions,
and are moved to do those things that bring forth healing.

The Bible, Women & Violence


Dr. Amy Jill Levine leaned on the altar, kicked off her heels and plunged into a topic she was eager to tackle.

“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.

Saving Grace

A Faithful Response to Violence Against Women and Girls

First launched in 2014, this powerfully transformational, large community event was created
with great care over many months by The Guibord Center team, including our women advisors
from multiple faiths. Additional outreach into the women’s community provided appropriate
resources for those seeking help.



Men of Faith
Speak Out

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.


Women of Faith Speak Out

Women Faith Leaders representing Judaism, Christianity, Sikhism,
Islam, Baha’i, Brahma Kumaris, and Hinduism
speak out to reclaim faith on behalf of women and girls.


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