This project was developed to help black clergy and churches become effective in developing a place that supports families dealing with issues of Domestic Violence; since historically the black church has been a place of refuge and support for the black community and more specifically black women and children.
Chapter 1 defines Domestic Violence and states the Hypothesis, details the problem regarding the lack of an effective response by black clergy and predominately black churches regarding addressing issues related to domestic violence. Theological foundation supporting a call to action for clergy to understand that scripture speaks against violence and should not be misconstrued to justify violence in families struggling with these issues.
Chapter 2 the Literature review will focus on the problems and reasons why Black clergy and predominantly Black churches do not have a better awareness and response regarding domestic violence. The literature review will also address the significance of focusing on domestic violence in Black Churches.
Chapter 3 will explain the Methodology used to approach the subject of domestic violence with black clergy. Chapter three will further examine the project tool and the significance of having a pre-and post-survey following a Domestic violence awareness video; to achieve positive results for black clergy to bring about a difference for black churches to respond to parishioner’s issues related to domestic violence.
Chapter 4 will affirm the hypotheses and analyze the qualitative research data collected regarding black clergy response pre-and post-survey. Chapter four will also summarize the research project and its findings.
Chapter 5 will conclude with researcher’s final thoughts and suggestions for black clergy and churches moving forward in remaining actively involved with issues related to domestic violence.
|Commitee:||Awasu, Carol, Jordan, Patricia, Sanders, Martin|
|School:||Nyack College, Alliance Theological Seminary|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||DAI-A 78/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African American Studies, Social research, Religious education|
|Keywords:||Black churches, Domestic violence awareness campaign, Evaluation, Response|
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