In domestic violence, the loudest voice raised is not the cries of the victims. It is the screaming silence of the ambivalent. On October 13, 2009 an estimated 400 pastors from across the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church gathered to break the silence surrounding domestic violence. The pastors gathered for the first-ever Holston Conference mandated training on domestic violence. The clergy domestic violence training event marked the cumulative effort of a two and a half years work by a dedicated group of individuals.(Click here for a list of program participants.)
A huge thank you goes to the Rev. Tom Seay and all of the volunteers from Colonial Heights UMC. They worked very hard on logistics to make event possible. They provided a wonderful meal and added chairs to the aisles to try keep clergy domestic violence training from becoming standing room only. In short, they did everything possible to make us feel at home. It all came together beautifully.
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