Category: Human Rights

The Abused Bride of Christ

By Catherine Kroeger Like an abused woman, the church is battered and bleeding—from a wound that she fails to recognize. Many evangelicals cannot bear to acknowledge that spousal abuse is an enduring problem within our...

Bresha’s Story, My Story

By Erica Watts According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been a victim of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner...

How Do You Want to Die?

By Dr. Margaret Kim Peterson Has anyone—a family member, a friend, a pastor, a doctor—ever asked you this question? Have you ever initiated a conversation with someone else about what your wishes are for...

Ministry on the Borderline 2016

by Mayra Picos-Lee I am in Tijuana, Mexico, this week with Palmer Seminary students for our “Ministry on the Borderline” travel course, which focuses on immigration and the systems that propel undocumented immigration into...

Domestic Violence: It’s All About Control

Exposing the invisible violence of coercion and control by Kristyn Komarnicki I was fortunate to be able to attend an event held earlier this week, sponsored by University of Pennsylvania’s Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center...

A Woman of Strength

by Kelly Gissendaner A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape, but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape. A strong woman isn’t...