Domestic violence moves up on Christian social justice agenda at summit

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A public poster brings attention to gender based violence in Zambia. Religion News Service photo by Dale Hanson Burke

A public poster brings attention to gender based violence in Zambia. Religion News Service photo by Dale Hanson Burke

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WASHINGTON (RNS) The Sojourners Summit zeroed in on domestic violence as a human rights issue, hoping to shine the spotlight on a problem little talked about in many Christian circles.

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  • John Kenyon

    One can hope the SOJO Summit included domestica violence against men by women. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_violence_against_men

  • Be Brave

    Sojourners a Christian organization?

    They can hide their progressive secularism as well as an obese woman wearing size 8 leggings and a tiny halter top can hide her rolls of fat hanging out all over the place.

    That the fat lady gets hoots and hollers from a certain segment of society, and therefore believes this is about being attractive, is doing the same thing as Sojourners is when feeling they are walking the narrow road of Christian life.

    Sojourners is a wing of the progressive left in the Democratic party. And trying to insert feminist propaganda into Christian life is yet another tear in their wolf’s clothing showing them for what they are underneath it all. Just another “Political Correctness” activist group doing what the world and its ways desire. More humanist activist organization then anything preaching the Gospel of Christ risen.

    For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her. Note marriage: man…

  • larry

    It takes a certain level of cretin to find fault with a conference to address domestic violence. Especially when it is dealing with one of the biggest enabler of such acts, religious paternalism and traditional culture. There is no aspect of society which is more conducive to excusing or propagating domestic violence.

    First you have the patriarchal nonsense that wives and children must be subordinate to their husbands/fathers at all times. Then the notion that divorce, or leaving an abusive relationship is a character flaw of the wife deserving of ostracism.