men, masculinities and gender politics


(xvi) Faith-based violence prevention

Note: Poljski’s report provides a useful overview (pp. 35-39), while Holmes' toolkit is valuable as well.


Magner, K., Desrosiers J.E., Blunt I., Hawken T. and Brick E. (2015). The role of faith based organisations in preventing and responding to sexual, intimate partner and gender-based violence in conflict settings: A modified critical interpretive synthesis. University of Otago, for the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI).

Borderlands Cooperative. (2008). Promoting Peace In Families Partnership Project: Evaluation Report, Phase One (Pilot) 2007-08. Melbourne.

Bent-Goodley, T., Henderson, Z., Youmans, L., & St Vil, C. (2015). The Role of Men of Faith in Responding to Domestic Violence: Focus Group Themes. Social Work & Christianity, 42(3).

Behnke, A. O., Ames, N., & Hancock, T. U. (2012). What Would They Do? Latino Church Leaders and Domestic Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27(7), 1259-1275. doi: 10.1177/0886260511425246.

Choi, Y. J., & An, S. (2015). Interventions to Improve Responses of Helping Professionals to Intimate Partner Violence A Quick Scoping Review. Research on Social Work Practice, 1049731515579420.

Fowler, T. S., Ellis, S., Farmer, D. F., Hege, A., Anderson, R. T., & Jones, A. S. (2007). Lessons learned from a faith community-based domestic violence pilot program in Forsyth County, NC. Journal of Religion & Abuse, 8(3), 5-33.

Dopke, Cynthia Okayama. (2002). Creating Partnerships to End Sexual Violence. FaithTrust Institute.

Holmes, Scott. (2012). Northern Interfaith Respectful Relationships: Project Report. Melbourne: VicHealth and City of Darebin.

Holmes, Scott. (2012). Promoting Equal and Respectful Relationships in Faith Communities: A Manual and Tool Kit. Melbourne: Darebin City Council & VicHealth.

Herstad, B. (2009). The role of religious communities in addressing gender-based violence and HIV. Futures Group, Health Policy Initiative, Task Order I: Washington DC. Accessed on 7 July 2011 from

Horton, Anne, and Williamson, Judith. (eds.). (1988). Abuse and Religion: When Praying Isn’t Enough. Lextington, MA: Lexington.

Jones, A. S., Fowler, T. S., Farmer, D. F., Anderson, R. T., & Richmond, D. W. (2005). Description and evaluation of a faith community-based domestic violence pilot program in Forsyth County, NC. Journal of Religion and Abuse, 7(4): 55-87.

Jones, A. S., & Fowler, T. S. (2009). A faith community-domestic violence partnership. Social Work and Christianity, 36(4), 415.

Nason-Clark, Nancy. (1997). The Battered Wife: How Christians confront family violence. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press.

Nason-Clark, Nancy. (2000). Making the sacred safe: Woman abuse and communities of faith. Sociology of Religion, Vol. 61, Iss. 4, Winter.

Poljski, C. (2011). On Her Way: Primary prevention of violence against immigrant and refugee women in Australia. Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH): Melbourne. (pp. 35-39).

Ware, K.N., H.M. Levitt, and G. Bayer (2004) May God help you: Faith leaders’ perspectives of intimate partner violence within their communities. Journal of Religion & Abuse, 5(2), pp. 55-81.



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