Welcome to the United Methodist Women and Men Collaboration Project
The Baltimore/Washington Conference United Methodist Woman and Men together are trying to prepare our churches and its communities to respond to domestic violence and abuse. We, the United Methodist Woman and the United Methodist Men with help from the Faith Trust Institute of New York are seeking teams from every District in our Conference to respond to this call. We are in need of 2 teams (6 people each) made up of two women, two men and one young adult (18 years or older) and one youth (representing youth programing in your church) represent each District.
The Domestic Violence church team training will take place Saturday October 11, 2014 at Sharp Street UMC in 1206 Etting St., Baltimore MD 21217 from 8am to 5pm. If you are interested, please contact your District UMW or UMM President or Elizabeth Stemly at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bill Weller at email@example.com ASAP. We must submit our final names by Friday, September 5, 2014.
The training is a pilot project for the Inelda Gonzalez Domestic Violence Initiative in the Baltimore Washington Conference. This is part of the collaborative partnership ministry between the United Methodist Woman and the United Methodist Men. Please help us respond to this call.
Hampton Conway, Jr. BWC UMM Vice President
Did you know?
- Every 9 seconds in the US, a women is assaulted or beaten
- Every year, more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes
- Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup.
- Children who live in homes where there is domestic violence also suffer abuse or neglect at high rates (30% to 60%).
- 1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) aged 18 and older in the United States have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime
Domestic Violence effects 1 in 4 women in the United States alone. Abusers are thought of as out of control and even insane; the reality is often much different; these individuals are usually well liked and respected in there everyday lives and there violent actions are often calculated, sometimes planning out conflicts to gain control over there partner. Violence comes in many forms: physical, emotional and phycological, usually followed by an empty apology, know when its time to leave!
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