Faith leaders have a unique opportunity to promote safe and healthy communities through their role in establishing the moral and ethical compass for their members. They can contribute to important conversations about parenthood, marriage, and relationships.
Faith communities can use their influence to engage in prevention strategies by:
- Challenging faith-based “justifications” for intimate partner violence.
- Offering a faith-based framework for social justice and a culture free from violence.
- Partnering with the local domestic violence program to assist with their prevention efforts.
- Using holidays and special events to raise awareness of intimate partner violence and sending messages that promote peace and equality within relationships.