Domestic Violence

Social Concerns
Domestic violence rates increased more than 8% as lockdowns were ordered during the COVID-19 pandemic. United Methodist Men and the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee collaborated to develop the AMENDing Through Faith program designed to help change harmful attitudes about women. Photo by Ronny Perry, United Methodist Communications.

Program preaches that real men respect women

An eight-week course offered to United Methodist men contradicts the sexist attitudes that can lead to domestic violence.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Anne Marie Hunter. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Hunter.

Faith community must support those experiencing abuse

Clergy must be ready, as some research shows domestic violence victims are five times more likely to seek the aid of clergy than any other professional.

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