A Presentation & Panel on Rape Culture & Violence
The Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ invites you to join the conversation about what we as the Church need to know about Rape Culture and Violence and how we respond.
The Goal of this program is to enhance awareness about the culture of rape and abuse and harassment that is rampant in our community, country, and Church. We seek to equip our local Church leaders with resources and connect them with community partners so they can provide life-giving pastoral care in their congregations.
The event is being offered at no charge
, and is being funded by the Trustees for the Fund of Ministers.
Please RSVP to Emily McKenna (860.761.7114) by Nov. 13
Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis
Co-founder and Senior Pastor of God Can Ministries, United Church of Christ, Dr. Davis serves as the Director of Programs for the Education and Family Life Institute for individuals and families who are impacted by domestic violence. She is a career service Police Officer with the Chicago Police Department for over 30 years and is currently serving as one of their full-time Police Chaplains. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor with the McCormick Theological Seminary, teaching Sexual and Domestic violence, and has taught the same at the Chicago Theological Seminary.
The Rev Dr Molly Louden, Episcopal Priest and Psychotherapist
The Rev Kari Nicewander, Pastor, Senior Minister at Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford
Mary Jane Foster, President and CEO of Interval House, the state's largest domestic violence organization