Religious Communities and Responses to Sexual Violence
Sexual violence is an issue affecting different genders, countries, and socioeconomic classes; all faith communities have survivors and perpetrators. Faith leaders, communities, and organizations can help to provide support for survivors as well as work on prevention in the United States and globally. This round-table discussion brought together practitioners and scholars with different perspectives on this complex issue to initiate dialogue with participants, discuss engaging faith actors, and consider the under-appreciated implications of sexual violence, domestic violence, and intimate partner violence for society.
This event was co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University Women's Center, Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Services at Georgetown, and the World Faiths Development Dialogue.