Mending the World: The Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence

Mending the World - Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence


Mending the World is a series of seminars dealing with significant aspects of domestic violence, focusing on the church’s role in preventing and ending domestic violence. The series of seminars honors the late Margaret Hopper Taylor, long-time activist and friend of the Women’s Center, and is made possible by a portion of a generous grant to the Women’s Center in honor of Margaret Hopper Taylor by the Rev. Arch Taylor.

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The Women’s Center is offering three seminars in Spring, 2011:

“Gender Respect: New Directions in Preventing Domestic Violence”

Saturday, March 12
9 a.m. – 12
Women’s Center at LPTS
lunch follows the seminar
$12 covers registration, materials, and lunch

Rus Funk, MSW, founder and director of Menswork, Inc., leads this interactive seminar that focuses on the ways positive models of masculinity can contribute to the prevention of domestic violence, and introduces participants to the concept of gender respect, and examines the challenges and possibilities in cultivating gender respect with young men.

“Congregational Responses to Domestic Violence”

Saturday, April 2
9 a.m. – 12
Women’s Center at LPTS
lunch follows the seminar
$12 covers registration, materials and lunch

Rev. Nancy Troy, a pastor with a long experience working in the area of domestic violence, leads this interactive seminar that focuses on congregational responses to domestic violence. Participants will explore a range of responses, including worship, education, mission and service, and congregational care.

“It Happens in the Nicest Congregations – What Everyone Needs to Know About Domestic Violence”

Rescheduled: Saturday, April 16
9 a.m. – 12 noon
Women’s Center at LPTS
lunch provided following the seminar
$12 covers registration, materials, and lunch

JoAnn Rowan, MSW, for many years education and outreach coordinator for the Louisville Center for Women and Families, leads this interactive seminar. Designed to give participants a comprehensive overview of the scope and seriousness of domestic violence, and the impact of the daily reality of domestic violence on the lives of women in faith communities, as well as on the communities themselves. The seminar stands alone, but reinforces lessons in other seminars on prevention and congregational responses to domestic violence.

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If you have questions about the seminars, please feel free to contact the Women’s Center at LPTS at (502) 894-2285 or by email at womenscenter @ lpts.edu

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