Opportunities for Clergy to Change the Culture of Black Family Violence
Historically, the African-American church has preached the gospel of “spare the rod, spoil child.” This message has reached far beyond the pulpit and is often used to support the culture of family violence. This workshop is designed for faith-leaders of all backgrounds to examine religious texts and the impact on culture and family values as they relate to physical discipline of children. The richness and value of this unique workshop is that it will fully engage participants in a guided discussion where scripture, beliefs and the power of the pulpit are examined in relation to how faith leaders can change the culture of black family violence. Faith leaders have unprecedented influence and power in black communities. Fully engaging them in this discussion is a vital first step in working to change the conversation on physical discipline and the culture of family violence.
Ideal Time Frame
* This workshop can be adapted to an hour-length speech with an audience Q&A for audiences larger than (or smaller) 50 participants.