The church’s response to domestic violence

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2010 
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This Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) project focuses on the topic of domestic/intimate violence in the Harlem community, and what the church is, or is not doing, to remedy the situation. It certainly is not a new phenomenon but one that has been going on in the shadows of our urban communities for many years. One of the first things I’d like to do is help people to understand that this behavior is a crime and then to bring it out in the open where it can be properly dealt with. Once people become aware that this problem is so pervasive I wanted to present possible solutions that churches can institute, first for their own congregants then to the community as a whole. After talking with members of several Harlem churches, I found out that many people are not up to date on what kind of behaviors constitute domestic violence. Most people, especially older church members, had very limited views of what it means to be violated by someone who say they love you. I was pleased however to find out that those same elder members  
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