FAITH, WOMEN & VIOLENCE
The conversation about violence against women and girls is changing in light of the MeToo movement.
The Guibord Center addresses the distortions of our many sacred texts by individuals and cultures using them to justify the demeaning and abuse of women and girls. We focus on those texts across multiple faiths as well as the many teachings and practices that uphold the sanctity of women and the Feminine.
We invite people of faith everywhere to join us in confronting the misreading of texts and restoring them to their appropriate context, upholding the sanctity of both men and women.
The Bible, Women & Violence
with DR. AMY-JILL LEVINE
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.
“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.
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.
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.
FROM SAVING GRACE
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.