AVA Advocacy for Victims of Abuse
This is a self-paced tutorial on abuse for clergy, spiritual leaders and teachers. It was created by AVA (Advocacy for Victims of Abuse), a ministry of Women Ministries of the Evangelical Covenant Church. The purpose of this tutorial is to provide leaders with needed information on issues of domestic violence (also referred to as family violence) and childhood sexual assault. Given the prevalence of abuse, all faith leaders need basic knowledge about these two types of violence. This format permits you to gain this information at your convenience and at no cost to you.
Read more at the AVA website: http://ava-online.org
Sankofa: A Journey Toward Racial Righteousness
The Sankofa Journey is an intentional, cross-racial prayer journey that seeks to assist disciples of Christ on their move toward a righteous response to the social ills related to racism. This interactive experience explores historic sites of importance in the Civil Rights movement and sites of oppression and inequality for people of color, while seeking to move participants toward healing the wounds and racial divide caused by hundreds of years of racial injustice in the United States.
Our next Sankofa journey will be July 31 – August 3, 2014. If you are interested in participating, please register and submit your deposit online here. You can read more about the journey and watch a short video on the Evangelical Covenant’s website.
ECC Immigration Resolution
The “2014 Immigration Resolution” is presented to the church with the intent of fostering dialogue, awareness, and feedback around a complex and often politicized issue. The ECC is one of many evangelical communities across the country who affirms the importance of engaging in this timely dialogue. Instead of reacting to already-polarized debates, the church has the opportunity to speak into and shape this issue as faithful witnesses relying on our biblical foundation and commitment to follow Christ. This resolution invites the ECC, a historically immigrant church, to learn about and respond to current immigration issues with compassion and justice so that we may potentially shape the current conversation on immigration for the good of all.
2014 Resolution on Immigration – Download now
Resource Sheet – Download now