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November 2018

#ChurchToo (Theatre of the Beat, Waterloo)

November 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterloo North Mennonite Church, 100 Benjamin Road
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 3Z4 Canada
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Artfully depicted through a variety of scenes and relationships, #ChurchToo explores the struggle of wading into the realities of sexual assault and examines the difficulties of speaking out in a community where the topic of sex is often considered taboo. Follow an array of characters through seven vignettes, each bringing to life stories about hidden trends within our church communities. From the hidden relationship of a young woman and her pastor, to discriminatory church policies, all the way to bringing…

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May 2019

#ChurchToo 2019 Manitoba

May 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - June 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Canadian Mennonite University, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2J1 Canada
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#ChurchToo 2019 Manitoba: A Conference Responding to Sexual Misconduct in the Church This conference will tackle difficult and often-avoided questions, providing theological insights, practical guidelines, and personal stories. Participants will come away from the event with a deeper understanding of the central dynamics of professional sexual misconduct within the church, and better equipped to prevent and respond to these painful situations within their own communities. Pastors, ministry leaders, and members of the Christian community are warmly invited to join us…

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September 2019

When Love Hurts

September 23, 2019
Abbotsford, BC, 33933 Gladys Ave #201
Abbotsford, BC Canada
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The End Abuse Program in Abbotsford, BC will be staring another round of When Love Hurts groups the last week of September, 2019. For more information please contact Elsie Goerzen @ elsiegoerzen@mccbc.ca End Abuse Brochure 2018

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November 2019

Pastoral Care and Domestic Abuse

November 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Canadian Mennonite University, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2J1 Canada
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$35.00

This full day training is geared for faith leaders, pastors, and those in spiritual care roles. The day will include sessions on understanding the dynamics of intimate partner violence, how to respond to those who are harmed and those who use violence in relationships, and how to offer spiritual and theological support in ways that do no further harm.

The workshop is presented in partnership with Salvation Army

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March 2020

Understanding Abuse in Relationships: Training event for counsellors, students, pastors, support workers and advocates – Abbotsford, BC

March 13 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mennonite Central Committee B.C., 33933 Gladys Ave #201
Abbotsford, BC Canada
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$170.00

Lead Trainer: Karen McAndless-Davis, co-author, When Love Hurts Guest Speaker: Magi Cooper, sharing on Working with Men Who Abuse Power Weekend Schedule: Friday, March 13, 2020 3:30 pm - Registration 4 - 9 pm - When Love Hurts - The Woman’s Journey Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:30 am - Coffee 9 am - 4 pm - The Woman’s Journey Continued - Impact of Abuse on Children - Working with Men Who Abuse Power Sunday, March 15, 2020 (additional opportunity at…

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Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence: Group Exhibition

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mennonite Heritage Gallergy, Winnipeg, 600 Shaftesbury
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Art opening March 20 @ 7:30 pm. Mennonite Heritage Gallery, Winnipeg MB

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Religion and Family Violence: Understanding the challenges and working for change – Winnipeg, MB *CANCELLED

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Canadian Mennonite University, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2J1 Canada
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with Dr. Catherine Holtmann, University of New Brunswick Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence invites you to a workshop to equip individuals, communities, and faith leaders with practical tools on how to effectively identify and assist victims and perpetrators of family violence.    

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April 2020

Domestic Abuse and Pastoral Care Workshop – Morden, MB *postponed

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
310 Thornhill Street, Morden, 310 Thornhill ST
Morden, Manitoba

*Postponed. Stay tuned for details. A workshop on how to offer practical and spiritual care in situations of intimate partner abuse.

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Safe Church Webinar With Ruth Everhart, Author of #MeToo Reckoning

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Safe Church Ministry of the Christian Reform Church (CRC) is hosting a webinar: a conversation with Ruth Everhart, focused on her new book The #MeToo Reckoning! We are grateful to the Safe Church Ministry of CRC for allowing us to extend this invite to our broader MCC Community. All too often, churches have been complicit in protecting those who abuse and in maintaining cultures of secrecy, shame, and silence. In her book, The #MeToo Reckoning, pastor and author, Ruth Everhart, shines…

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May 2020

How Churches can Respond to Family Violence During COVID 19: Connecting and Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence: The Role of Manitoba Victim Services

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

The Salvation Army in partnership with Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence is inviting pastors and religious leaders to a zoom meeting with the Victim Services to discuss: Role of Victim Services in general Role of Domestic Violence Support Services in supporting people who have experienced domestic violence Available services to support victims and their families Legal options for victims and their families Legal parameters around disclosure and confidentiality Please email breakingsilencedv@gmail.com to confirm your attendance and to receive the…

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