"Join with faith communities and agencies to celebrate the survivors & confront abuse in our community."
We, as concerned people in our community, are uniting to wage peace, heal families and build hope to end abuse
Over three hundred faith communities in Western Michigan are forming a united front to help those who suffer in silence. We are doing this by linking arms with nonprofit service providers, the corporate community, the medical professionals, academia, and law enforcement.
We are ordinary people coming together in a nonpartisan effort to help the hurting. Michigan ranks ninth in the nation in domestic homicides, second in sex trafficking, and ninth in child abuse and neglect. This crime of abuse knows no boundaries -- it is experienced by all identities and across all cultural and faith backgrounds. Yet it is largely preventable.
Uniting Against Abuse 2017: West Michigan Faith Community Conference to End Abuse is an event hosted by Faith Communities of Western Michigan with the purpose of raising awareness, providing education, and sharing resources to equip our community to provide the help so desperately needed by those who suffer in silence.
Gather faith communities in West Michigan to raise awareness, provide education, and share resources to equip our community to provide the help so desperately needed by those who suffer in silence.
philosophy about leading change
‘Peacemaking doesn’t mean passivity. It is the act of interrupting injustice without mirroring injustice, the act of disarming evil without destroying the evildoer, the act of finding a third way that is neither fight nor flight but the careful, arduous pursuit of reconciliation and justice. It is about a revolution of love that is big enough to set both the oppressed and the oppressors free” Common Prayer: Claiborne, Wilson-Hartgrove, Okoro
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