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Break the Silence Interfaith Clergy Forum

A Host Committee comprised of Bishop James A. Griffin, Catholic Diocese of Columbus; Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff, Temple Israel; Reverend Jesse Wood, Love Zion Baptist Church; and Abigail Wexner, Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence, spearheaded the first local event to educate over 250 religious leaders from numerous denominations on successful strategies for addressing family violence. National and local speakers helped Central Ohio clergy understand the dynamics of family violence and the ways they can be most effective in helping victims.

On October 31, 2000, attendees brainstormed ways to address family violence in their congregations. They received a Coalition “Toolkit” and signed a Declaration Against Family Violence, reaffirming their commitment to end the culture of violence.

For more information on the Faith Community task force or any of its initiatives, write to us.

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