A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

Category Archives: Supporting victims

Don Hennessy speaks to Emma Murphy in an Irish documentary about Domestic Abuse

Don Hennessy appears in this Irish documentary which follows 26-year-old Emma Murphy as she tries to use her experience of domestic violence to make a difference. Filmed over two years, Emma undertakes a journey to increase awareness about domestic violence, and encourage other young women to speak out. At 29:16 in the doco, Emma talks …

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Be safe! — blog safety vv Facebook safety, and other tips for keeping safe in cyberspace

It’s safer to comment on the A Cry For Justice blog rather than its Facebook page. Some years ago I was walking with my best friend/sister through her horrific divorce from a malignant narcissistic abuser. Although she and I had both blocked her husband during divorce proceedings, he still was able to find sycophants who would …

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Christians are jumping on the bandwagon to ‘help the abused’. James has something to say about that.

If a brother or a sister is without proper clothing, or destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, Depart in peace; may God send you warmth and food – and notwithstanding, you do not give them those things that are needful to the body, what help is it? Pure devotion, and …

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Question for our readers – why do some of you prefer to comment on FB rather than our blog?

Dear reader, if you comment at our Facebook page but don’t comment at our blog, could you please tell us why you do that? We prefer to receive comments at the blog. Facebook posts and comments quickly drop out of visibility. If you want to see a post which was put on Facebook some months …

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Women’s Independence Scholarship Program

  Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP)     Scholarship overview:  This scholarship is for women who have survived intimate partner abuse and have been separated from their abuser for a minimum of one year. Applicants must be full or part-time students interested in attending accredited programs at educational institutions such as state supported community colleges, …

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Shepherds Protect the Flock: Five Changes Pastors Need to Make in Addressing Abuse in the Church

A guest post by an American pastor. In his excellent book on pastoral ministry, Timothy Witmer proposes four duties of the pastor. Taking his cues from the Bible, he uses the image of a shepherd to describe these duties. A shepherd must know the flock, feed the flock, lead the flock, and protect the flock. …

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