April 11, 2015 / Tags / Violence

21 Blogs tagged as Violence

Dec
11
2014
by Matthew Ellis   |   comments
Today begins the Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend. I hope we can all agree that we are against gun violence, despite the many conflicting opinions about the presence of guns in our society. If you are still seeking additional prayers for this weekend, I direct you to the resources at MarchSabbath.org.
Dec
08
2014
by Matthew Ellis   |   comments
<h1><a href="/blog/on-the-loss-of-empathy">On the loss of empathy</a></h1>
I've had many thoughts about the protests in Ferguson and throughout the country in response to the deaths of unarmed African-Americans. As you know, Episcopal Health Ministries has been active in promoting responses to violence; we agree with those who see violence as a public health issue.

This is surely not the only comment I'll have on these events, but I wanted to start with a look at what I think might be an underlying cause, as well as a possible long-term solution to these issues: Empathy (or the lack thereof).
Dec
04
2014
by Matthew Ellis   |   comments
<h1><a href="/blog/16-days-art-created-by-healing-domestic-violence-survivors-on-display">16 Days: Art created by healing domestic violence survivors on display</a></h1>
For survivors of domestic abuse, making art can help the healing process. “When all else fails, and you have no words, art is so therapeutic,” Gates said. (Billings Gazette)
Dec
03
2014
by Matthew Ellis   |   comments
<h1><a href="/blog/16-days-of-gender-violence-awareness-human-trafficking">16 Days of Gender Violence Awareness: Human Trafficking</a></h1>
Human trafficking is a multi-dimensional threat: it deprives people of their human rights and freedoms; it is a global health risk; and it fuels the growth of organized crime. Human trafficking has a devastating impact on individual victims, and it undermines the safety and security of all nations it touches.
Dec
02
2014
by Matthew Ellis   |   comments
<h1><a href="/blog/16-days-stalking">16 Days of Gender Violence Awareness: Stalking Response Tips</a></h1>
As health ministers, it's not unusual for us to be approached by someone who is in need of help. It's important to know how to respond properly in the moment. Here are some tips from the Stalking Resource Center.
Nov
30
2014
by Matthew Ellis   |   comments
<h1><a href="/blog/16-days-of-gender-violence-awareness-rape">16 Days of Gender Violence Awareness: Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network</a></h1>
1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.
Nov
26
2014
by Matthew Ellis   |   comments
Throughout the next 2 weeks, we will be highlighting resources, linking to other blog posts and doing our part to bring awareness to this critically important issue.
Oct
07
2014
by Matthew Ellis   |   comments
<h1><a href="/blog/signs-from-the-times">Signs From The Times</a></h1>
Bishop Fisher calls gun violence a public health crisis: “Stop the Violence. We have kids here. Think before you shoot.” Those words are on a handmade sign on the front door of a home in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Aug
21
2014
by Matthew Ellis   |   comments
<h1><a href="/blog/join-us-for-a-free-course-in-understanding-violence">Join us for a free course in Understanding Violence!</a></h1>
Sue Nelson and I are taking this free course from Coursera entitled 'Understanding Violence' beginning September 3. The course is offered by Emory University. To be clear, Episcopal Health Ministries is not sponsoring this course. However, we do expect it to be very worthwhile and invite you to join us as participants!
Jul
10
2014
by Matthew Ellis   |   comments
<h1><a href="/blog/deadly-language">Deadly Language</a></h1>
As Christians, we may disagree about the strategies our communities adopt to address violence. However, what is not up for debate is our basic responsibility as Christians when we participate in these discussions and listen to others.