Ally Kern Speaks about “The Exile of Abuse”

October 12, 2017

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and here on Christian Feminism Today we are featuring a variety of links about this important topic.

One her website, professor and social justice activist, Ally Kern, describes the goal of her work:

“…to see the global Christian church equipped and mobilized to end gender-based violence and empower women to heal and flourish.”

Today we are sharing a video of a presentation she gave at Fuller Theological Seminary.

 

 

Rev. Dr. Christy Sim
Christy graduated from St. Paul’s School of Theology in Kansas with a doctorate in Global Health and Wholeness. Her main area of research was in healing after domestic violence, and her dissertation was titled Body, Theology, and Intimate Partner Violence: Healing Fragmentation through Spiritual Play. She also holds an M.Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City and is listed in the Scientific Reviewer and Adviser database for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an expert in Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Teen Dating Violence. In June, 2018, she helped organize the "For Such a Time as This Rally," speaking outside the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, encouraging pastors and ministry leaders to respond to domestic violence and sexual assault in trauma-informed and survivor-centered ways. Her new book Survivor Care: What Religious Professionals Need to Know about Healing Trauma will come out in spring 2019 (Wesley Foundry Books).

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