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In response to the #MeToo movement and the growing awareness of sexual and domestic violence, many congregations have contacted us for information about creating faith services for healing, recognition, remembrance, and recovery.

We've gathered together resources that we've found on the internet to offer support for faith groups that would like to create their own healing service. Each community will approach these issues in its own way.We include these resources as examples of services, not as an endorsement.

Visit our Sermons page for examples of preaching/teaching about domestic and sexual violence.

If you or your community would like to share resources that have been valuable in creating liturgy addressing sexual violence, intimate partner violence, or trauma, please contact us via email.

Sexual Violence/Abuse/Harassment:

  • (from United Church of Canada) - PDF
  • (St. Joseph’s Catholic Community, Child Protection Task Force) includes liturgy template, video, and program)
  • (Women of ELCA) - PDF
  • FutureChurch response to clergy abuse)
  • Yale Divinity School Community Eucharist in Conjunction with "Seeking Justice, Healing & Transformation: Response to Sexual Violence in US College and University Campuses" - PDF

Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence:

  • 2018 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Liturgy Written by Rev. Lydia Mulkey (PDF)
  • (PDF)
  • (United Methodist Church of Wisconsin) - PDF
  • (Archdiocese of Chicago) - PDF
  • (Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network) - PDF
  • (The Liturgical Commission of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia) - PDF


BOOK: Telling the Truth: Preaching About Sexual and Domestic Violence.
Editors: John S. McClure, Nancy Jean Ramsay. Available for free on google books at: 

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