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Domestic Violence: Cultivating Compassion
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A 6 week journey

Sitting with domestic violence experiences

 

 

We fool ourselves if we think that family violence does not impact those we worship with, our friends, neighbors, and other family members.  Even if violence is not in someone's home, it may be in a home of a loved one, close friend or someone a child knows, plays with or dates.  In fact, most of us know someone who is living with violence even though we may not know it.  It is a powerful secret where those living with it know they are not to tell anyone.  It is up to us to make a difference.  The challenge is how.  How can we respond, what are we able to do and what is not helpful. 

 

Cultivating Compassion is an exercise in presence, potential, respect and following one’s own personal calling relating to violence, both in our world and our communities.  This 6 week series on Thursdays evenings will also reflect on teen violence and the impact of violence on children and teens. This may be violence in their home, in dating or in the lives of friends.  Please plan making a difference for those who live with violence and those who care for those suffering from violence.  

 

Cultivating Compassion can be offered in a congregational or community setting.  It can be led by one or both of us or by someone who is comfortable with a more non-directive learning experience.  For more information, please call Priest Joanne Skidmore at 262-763-7482 (cell: 847-732-2346) or Sherry Hartog at 262-763-6226, ext. 29.