Engaging The Faith Community in the Quest to Prevent Domestic Violence
On October 31st, Safe Space will host the first annual “Engaging The Faith Community in the Quest to Prevent Domestic Violence” pastoral conference. The training is geared toward all pastors and ministers in Franklin County. The conference will be held at the Usher’s Building in Franklinton with registration/breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Conference will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Rev. Carolyn Yancey: Ordained minister, district court judge, and founder of Abigail’s Veil.
- Rev. Rick Houston: Prevention specialist at Domestic Violence Shelter & Services, Inc. in Wilmington, NC. Rev. Houston is a national and international lecturer, trainer and prevention educator. Rev. Houston is also a core trainer for A CALL TO MEN, a national association of men and women committed to ending violence against women. He also serves on the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence DELTA State Steering Committee, and was one of the architects of their ten year plan for the prevention of domestic violence.
Through the month of October we are asking area churches to host a “Purple Sunday.” Participating churches will invite a Safe Space representative to talk about our services during church announcements, collect a special offering to donate to the agency, and distribute brochures and information about domestic violence to their congregation. We are encouraging all who attend the service to wear purple.
Contact Safe Space Executive Director, Monica Kearney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-497-5599 if you are interested in registering for this conference and/or hosting a Purple Sunday.