Friday, May 11, 2007

430 Women Killed. Why!

A murder spree has been going on for a decade along the U.S.-Mexico border. Yet we have essentially closed our eyes and tried to shut ourselves away from the reality that our sisters are being murdered. Why? Simply because they are poor factory workers, disposable to all but their families who have been unable to rally the necessary support and help to stop the slaughter. Do not let this issue be forgotten. Join a letter writing comapaign at
and read Teresa Rodriguez's book, The Daughters of Juarez.

Remember, energy flows where attention goes.

By the Shores of Babylon We Wept - Clergy Sexual Misconduct

If you are reading this section you may have an interest in learning more about working to end violence against women.

The following resources are offered as a way to link you with some quality materials on clergy sexual misconduct. And because different forms of violence are so prevalent among women I have added some really helpful reading materials on domestic violence and sexual assault. I will continue to add to this list, particularly websites. So feel free to check it periodically.
Blessings! Qiyamah A.Rahman

Hot Sources
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information, Washington, D.C. a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, can help with research and statistics Call (800) FYI 3366 or 73 385 7565 or email

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops supports stricter laws as long as the laws shield the privilege of confession and other clergy-parishioner conversations, 202 541 3000

Attorney Jeff Anderson f St. Paul,Minn.,m has represented hundreds of clients who say Catholic priests sexually victimized hem. Reinhardt & Anderson law firm, 651 22 9990 or

Articles on Clergy Sexual Abuse by Clergy

Clergy Sexual Abuse: Theological and Gender Perspectives a panel discussion

In the Trenches by David Clohess

Mediation in Cases of Sexual Abuse by Clergy by Kimberly Day Lewis

When the Rabbi Sins by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Resources From A Religious Perspective On Issues Of Domestic Violence

Book Categories on Domestic Abuse
A Religious Perspective on Issues of Domestic Violence

A Door of Hope, Revised and Updated. Frank, Jan Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995.

Abuse and Religion- When Praying Isn't Enough. Horton, Anne L. and Judith A Williamson. Ed Lexington, Mass: Lexington Books, 1988.

Angry Men and the Women Who Love Them: Breaking the Cycle of Physical and Emotional Abuse. Hegstrom, Paul. Beacon Hill Press.

Assault on God's Image: Domestic Abuse. Block, Isaac. Winnipeg, MN: Windflower Communications, 1992.

Balm for Gilead: Pastoral Care for African American Families Experiencing Abuse. Nashville, TN: Abington Press, 1998.

Battered But Not Broken: Help for Abused Wives and Their Church Families. Gaddis, Patricia Riddle. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 1996.

Battered Into Submission: The Tragedy of Wife Abuse in the Christian Home. Alsdurf, James and Phyllis. Intervarsity Press, 1989.

Battered Love: Marriage, Sex, and Violence in the Hebrew Prophets. .

Battered Women: From a Theology of Suffering to an Ethic of Empowerment.Bussert, Joy. New York: Division of Mission in North America, Lutheran Church in America, 1986.

Breaking the Cycle of Abuse: A Biblical approach to Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence. Scott, C.L. Elgin, IL: David E. Cook, 1992.

Broken and Battered : A Way Out for the Abused Woman. Canfield Kanoza, Muriel. Howard Publishing.

Broken Vows: A Religious Perspective on Domestic Violence (Video)*. Anton, Jean and Rev. Marie Fortune, Producers. Seattle: Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence, 1994.

Christian Men Who Hate Women: Healing Hurting Relationships.Rinck, Margaret J. Grand Rapids, MI: Pyranee Books, 1990.

Christianity, Patriarchy, and Abuse. Brown, Carol and Carole Bohn, Ed. New York: Pilgrim Press, 1989.

Churches That Abuse. . Enroth, Ronald. Zondervan

Dangerous Dating..Riddle Gaddis, Patricia. Waterbrook Press

Dangerous Marriage: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence. McDill, Linda. Spire Books

Defiant Hope: Spirituality for Survivors of Family Abuse. Leehan, James. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1993.

Domestic Violence: What every Pastor Needs to Know.Rev . Al. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000.

Don't Forgive Too Soon: Extending the Two Hands that Heal. Linn, Dennis. Paulest Press

Ending Marriage, Keeping Faith: A New Guide through the Spiritual Journey of Divorce. Nichols, J. Randal. New York: Crossroads, 1995.

Family Abuse and the Bible: The Scriptural Perspective.. Cassiday Shaw, Aimee. Haworth Pastoral Press

Family Therapy in Pastoral Ministry. Wynn, J.C. New York: Harper & Row, 1991.

Family Violence and Religion: An Interfaith Resource Guide. Brown, Charlsen. Volcano Press, 1995.

Family Violence: The Compassionate Church Responds.Miller, Melissa. Herald Press, 1994.

For Better or Worse: A Blessing or a Curse: Domestic Violence in the Christian Home. Martin, Melissa. Phoenix, AZ: ACW Press, 1999.

Healing the Hurting: Giving Hope and Help to Abused Women.Kroeger, Catherine C. and Beck, James R. Ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1998.

Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse. Jantz, Gregory. Baker Books

Hope and Healing from Wife Abuse. Hunt, Jane. Hope For The Heart

In the Name Of Submission: A Painful Look at Wife Battering. Stom, Kay Marshall. Portland, OR: Multnomah, 1986.

Into Abba's Arms. Wilson, Sandra. Tyndale House

Keeping the Faith: Questions and Answers for the Abused Woman. Fortune, Rev. Marie. New York: Harper San Francisco, a division of Harper Collins Publishers, 1987.

No Place for Abuse: Biblical and Practical Resources to Counteract Domestic Violence. Clark Kroeger, Catherine. InterVarsity Press

No Place to Hide. Olson, Ester Lee and Peterson, Kenneth. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1982

Pastoral Care for Survivors of Family Abuse. Leehan, James. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1989.

Pastoral Care of Battered Women.Eugene, Toinette M. and James Newton Poling. Clarke, Rita-Lou. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1986

Religion and Domestic Violence in Early New England: Memoirs of Abigail Abbott Bailey. Taves, Ann. Indiana University Press

Sexual Assault and Abuse: A Handbook for Clergy and Religious Professionals. Pellauer, Mary. Harper Collins College Div.

Set Us Free: What the Church Needs to Know from Survivors of Abuse. Rice, Rodger. University Press of America

Responding to Domestic Violence. Swagman, Beth. Faith Alive Christian Resources

Silence Is Deadly: Judaism Confronts Wifebeating.Graetz, Naomi. Jason Aronson

Striking Terror No More: The Church Responds to Domestic Violence. Basham, Beth and Sara Lisherness, Ed. Louisville, KY: Bridge Resources, 1997.

Telling the Truth: Preaching About Sexual & Domestic Violence. McClure, John. United Church Press

Texts of Terror. Trible, Phyllis. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984

The Battered Wife: How Christians Confront Family Violence. Nason Clark, Nancy. Westminster/John Knox Press

The Cry of Tamar. Cooper-White, Pamela. Fortress Press

The Lord Hears Your Cries. American Bible Society

The Shame Born in Silence:Spouse Abuse in the Jewish Community.Twerski, Abraham. Mirkov Publications, 1996.

The Survivor's Voice: Healing the Invisible Wounds of Violence and Abuse. Findley, Kathy. Smyth & Helwys

Too Close for Comfort: Understanding and Responding to the Reality of Abuse. Swagman, Beth. CRC Publications

Turning Fear to Hope. Green, Holly. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing, 1989.

Violence Against Women and Children: A Christian Theological Sourcebook. Adams, Carol and Rev. Marie Fortune, Ed. New York: Continuum Publishing, 1995.

Violence Against Women - Abuse in Society and Church and Proposals for Change. Anglican Church of Canada, Taskforce Report to General Synod. Toronto: Anglican Book Center, 1986.

Violence in Families: What Every Christian Needs to Know. Miles, Al. Augsburg Books

Violence in the Family: A Workshop Curriculum for Clergy and Other Helpers. Fortune, Rev. Marie Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press, 1991.

When I Call For Help: A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence Against Women. Secretariat for Family Laity Women and Youth Staff. Washington DC: United States Catholic Conference, 1992.

Wings Like a Dove (Video)*. Anton, Jean, Producer. Seattle: Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence, 1997.

Woman Battering. Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling Series.Adams, Carol. Mountlake Terrace, WA: Augsburg/Fortress Press, 1994.

Women, Abuse and the Bible. Clark Kroeger, Catherine and James R. Beck, Ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1996.

When Love Goes Wrong: What to Do When You Can't Do Anything Right.Jones, Ann and S. Scechter. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., 1992.

Women, Authority and the Bible. Mickelson, A. Ed. Downer's Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 1986.