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THE MANUPSTATE PLEDGE

I pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women. I pledge to learn about how I can help to end violence and discrimination against women and girls, and to work towards creating a community where all people are valued and safe.”

Thursday, April 21: Shepherding the Unsafe: Responding to Domestic Violence in the Church

Thursday, April 21, 8:00am-9:30am

Grace Church – Pelham Rd. Campus (Youth Center)

2801 Pelham Rd. Greenville, SC 29615

Register today: https://manupstatefaithcommunities.eventbrite.com

1 in 4 women in the United States will experience abuse from a husband or intimate partner at some point in her lifetime. That’s 25% of women in our country…25% of women in our state…25% of women in our city…25% of women walking through the doors of your church for worship on Sunday.

We invite ministers to bring their key staff/lay leadership teams to join us for a faith leaders’ discussion on how to create a culture within your congregation that:
•offers support, safety and helpful referrals for those who may be experiencing abuse within a marriage or relationship
•brings congregational education and awareness about the issue of domestic violence
•engages and equips all members (especially church leaders) to as role models for respect and healthy relationships as a reflection of their faith

This event will include testimony from a survivor of domestic violence, training/best practices materials on how to address the issue of domestic violence within faith communities, as well as a guided discussion for church teams to engage in together as a group.