Great article but saddening and frustrating.
Religion, women and gender-based violence in Nigeria
He who loves his own wife loves himself; for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church.. J Nichols, I agree with your posting above. Did the author look at Presbyterians? Thank you so much for adding scientific backing to what many of us in the trenches of ministry to women have known: there is a strong correlation between New Calvinism and an almost pathological lack of empathy.
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I have spent twenty-two years working in the field of Domestic Violence Prevention, as a part of ministry in the parish. I have been frustrated by the seeming lack of interest among my clergy colleagues, to address the problem in their ministries.
When workshops and training are offered, few attend. We need to keep working to better equip ourselves to be more effective professionals in the field. Your email address will not be published. Boston University More Publications.
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Thank you Steve for this timely and important article. May it be read far and wide. Post a comment.
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Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. In a country where these religious leaders are revered and feared, who will put them in check? I find it rather ironic the way women are addressed on such issues. Women are told to be prayerful and hopeful for a change in situations where they report such cases. An example is the response from my opening story.
They are further told to keep quiet and refrain from making the men angry. To address these issues, I believe advocacy messages should be directed to the male gender who are most likely to be perpetrators of this violence. Religion has a major influence in curbing GBV so religious leaders should be sensitized while the female leaders in the church should be encouraged to help younger ones get justice; not trying to cover up by making them pray.
Furthermore, there is need to interrogate how the social construction of men as authority figures has been used to subject women to abuse across the different religious traditions. September 9, Like Post Submit a post.
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