A Multi-Faith Theology On Moving Beyond Intimate Partner Violence
August 17 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
A Multi-Faith Theology on Moving Beyond Intimate Partner ViolenceWhen it comes to dealing with intimate partner violence within scripture and Abrahamic faith communities, responses are often limited by heterosexism, patriarchy and a lack of liberation theologies. What would it look like to have a theological understanding that focused on those who have experienced intimate partner violence? This Trans/Queer centric workshop will use Koran & Bible stories to explore an understanding of the text that does not merely gloss over victims of intimate partner violence, but centers their healing. Participants should come to this session with the understanding that it is a confidential space that will focus on using the Koran & Bible as tools of liberation from violence. We welcome all folks who have experienced various levels of intimate partner trauma in addition to those seeking to support loved ones. This session will utilize religious text, liberation theology and self reflection/healing tools that participants will be able to utilize to break down religious based trauma that impacts their ability to heal from intimate partner violence.