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Violence Against Women: Theological Reflection and Response

Posted by Dr. Elizabeth Gerhardt on Aug 19, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Gerhardt-bookcoverDr. Elizabeth Gerhardt addresses the historical, cultural, religious, and political context of global violence against women in her recently published book “The Cross and Gendercide.” Through the lens of theology she proposes how the Church can work together in raising awareness and aid in ending crimes towards women and girls. This passage was taken from Chapter 6, “Creative Theological Reflection and Activism.”

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Topics: domestic violence, church's response to violence, violence against women

The politics of addressing domestic violence in our churches

Posted by Alicia Dixon-Garrard on Aug 13, 2015 12:00:00 PM

violence_against_women_response-566768-editedI was attending a church where I felt I really took ownership of my faith and became acclimated to church culture. At the time, there were several couples who were living together, but not yet married. Upon the arrival of a new pastor, his solution was to encourage the couples to get married sooner rather than later. Consequently, he married a few of them in his office and then the couples later held wedding ceremonies with invited guests.

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Topics: domestic violence, church's response to violence, violence against women

Doing Something About Violence Against Women and Girls

Posted by Maria Rambuski on Sep 11, 2014 1:53:00 PM

The_Cross_and_Gendercide_Gerhardt_BlogToward the end of my first semester as graduate assistant for Dr. Elizabeth Gerhardt, professor of theology and social ethics at Northeastern Seminary, she asked me to help her edit the book she was working on. This included things like checking sources, making sure things were cited properly (I almost memorized the Turabian style guide throughout this process), and checking grammar. I had already gotten to know her fairly well having had the privilege of serving at an orphanage in Fushun, China, with a team that included Beth and her daughter. So when she told me that the subject matter of the book centered on issues of gendercide and violence toward women and how the church needs to respond, I was on board. It was a topic that I had wanted to learn more about.

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Topics: reflection, domestic violence, Dr. Elizabeth Gerhardt, The Cross and Gendercide

The Role of the Church When Faced With Victims of Violence?

Posted by Sarah Beckler on Nov 5, 2012 9:18:00 AM

A guest post by Dr. Elizabeth Gerhardt, professor of theology and social ethics at Northeastern Seminary

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Topics: domestic violence, church, church's response to violence

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