June 20, 2016 — Pepperdine Law professor Tanya Asim Cooper convened a panel on “Domestic Violence in the American Christian Church: Current Trends & Effective Resources” and presented her paper, “Domestic Violence in the Christian Church,” at the 2016 Christian Scholars Conference. The conference, titled “Justice: Meaning and Practice,” was held at Lipscomb University on June 8-10 in Nashville, Tennessee.
About Domestic Violence in the Christian Church: Current Trends & Effective Resources:
“This project examines domestic violence in the American Christian Church: the incidence, narratives, theories, and responses; and strives to help churches navigate this problem safely and successfully,” says Professor Cooper. “Through interdisciplinary research methodology, this project aims to l) study how churches welcome and care for victims in their congregations, 2) educate on the ethical, psychological, legal, and restorative theories/dynamics underlying domestic violence, as well as 3) provide church congregations and leaders with knowledge, curricula, and resources to effectively address this nationwide epidemic of domestic violence.”
More information on the conference may be found at lipscomb.edu.