Faith to Faith: An Interfaith Forum on Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse
The forum will be free and open to the public. As noted on the Save the Date, a formal invitation will follow with an Eventbrite link for RSVP, and agenda for the afternoon, including panel, and workshops.
Over the past year and a half since the revival of the #MeToo movement, it has become more and more apparent that Gender Based Violence affects people of all walks of life. This means that there are survivors and victims in our own faith communities too. While there are cases when these experiences are more public than others, we as members of the Cincinnati Interfaith Community have decided to be proactive in continuing the conversation of how our faith communities can better address sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking in our midst - with an important focus on supporting survivors.
With this goal in mind, on Sunday March 31, The Changing Role of Women in our Faith Communities, a series of interfaith symposiums, will present Faith to Faith, an Interfaith Forum on Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse. The forum will feature both a panel and interactive break out sessions regarding how both individuals and faith communities can bring change through recognizing gender-based violence (including domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking), speaking out against it, implementing preventative measures, and supporting survivors.
Change happens through conversation that leads to communal action. It is our hope that through conversations with leaders and members of different faiths as well as experts from organizations doing important work on this front we can bring needed change to Cincinnati. Faith to Faith, program of The Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, Xavier University is proud to be in collaboration with American Jewish Committee (AJC Cincinnati); Crossroads Church; Festival of Faiths Cincinnati; Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion; Interfaith Cincy, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati; Women Helping Women; the President's Office of Xavier University; Xavier University’s Center for Faith and Justice and Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice;and the YWCA Greater Cincinnati.
We hope that you will join in our learning and conversations Sunday March 31, 2019 at Hebrew Union College. To register for the event or learn more, please go to https://faithtofaith.eventbrite.com or check out our Facebook event entitled “Faith to Faith.” If you have further questions, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.