Supporting survivors and nurturing self-care
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Supporting survivors and nurturing self-care

By Cindy Ruble The women’s advocacy center with whom I partner in Asia has seen a 58 percent increase in their hotline calls regarding domestic violence, adult sexual assault, child sexual abuse and relationship issues since the pandemic began.  Hotline calls from outside our region more than doubled as the center’s online presence increased on … Continue reading

Churches as “First Responders” to those in need
COVID-19 / Leadership Scholars

Churches as “First Responders” to those in need

By Laura Ellis I recently hosted a vigil remembering the 19 people killed by domestic violence in Massachusetts within the last year. The virtual service was accompanied by prayers of confession, moments of remembrance, and blessings for future hope. During the vigil we took a moment to speak about the uptick of domestic violence during … Continue reading