Christian Responses to Domestic Abuse

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Wednesday 13 February

6pm for 6.30pm

Room 9, West Downs Quarter, University of Winchester, Romsey Road, Hampshire SO22 5HT

Dr Kristin Aune, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (Coventry University)

Kristin Aune joined Coventry University in 2014, having taught on sociology and youth work and theology programmes at the University of Westminster, Ridley Hall Cambridge and the University of Derby. At Derby she became Reader in Sociology and Director of the Centre for Society, Religion and Belief. She has been a visiting fellow at Grinnell College, Iowa, and Uppsala University. She leads the Centre’s Faith and Peaceful Relations research group. She has undertaken pioneering work on gender, religion and feminism. She was the Principal Investigator on the 2016-18 project 'Domestic Abuse in UK Churches: A Case Study of Cumbria' (with Dr Rebecca Barnes at the University of Leicester and Mandy Marshall, Director of the charity Restored).

How and why has this form of violence become so pervasive and what factors contribute to violence against women? In an attempt to answer this question, The Institute for Theological Partnerships (ITP) would like to focus more intently on the role of religion. The major religious traditions are all theological systems which many people believe have been instrumental in the process of gender control, to the detriment of women. ITP would like to open up a conversation about the role of religion in gender violence with the aim of raising awareness but in also providing some hope for a future free from violence against women. 

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