Denominational Statements on Domestic Violence

Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence has begun compiling denominational statements and declarations on domestic violence and violence against women. The purpose of this project, which is a work in progress, is to help you explore what different faith communities say about domestic violence. If your denomination has a statement that you would like to add to this resource page, please email us with the link to the resource.

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Episcopal Church

Encourage Ministries That Respond to Violence Against Women, 1994

Urge Education, Prayer, and Local Response to Issues of Sexual and Domestic Violence, 2000



Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

“Violence Against Women” Social Policy Resolution, 1995



Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence in the Greek Orthodox Community


Presbyterian Church

Turn Mourning into Dancing! A Policy Statement on Healing Domestic Violence, 2001



Southern Baptist Convention

Resolution on Domestic Violence, 1979



The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

Domestic Violence, 2009



Union for Reform Judaism

Violence Against Women, 1991



Unitarian Universalists

Violence Against Women, 1993



United Methodist Church

Book of Resolutions, 1992



United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

When I Call For Help: A Pastoral Response To Domestic Violence Against Women, 2002

Seventh-day Adventist Church

Family Violence


Latter Day Saints



Guidelines for Spiritual Assemblies on Domestic Violence

United Church of Christ

Abuse Prevention

FaithTrust Institute (Islam)

Domestic Violence and Muslim Women FAQs

Orthodox Union

Sexual Abuse Prevention: Choosing the Right Words