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The Dinah Project: A Handbook for Congregational Response to Sexual Violence

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608994373
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Monica A. Coleman is Associate Professor of Constructive Theology and African American Religions at Claremont School of Theology and Associate Professor of Religion at Claremont Graduate University . The African American Pulpit has named Coleman one of the "Top 20 to Watch—the New Generation of Leading Clergy: Preachers under 40."

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Table of Contents

1 Invocation 1
2 The church's problem 3
3 Dinah's project 6
4 Some basic information 10
5 Doing your homework 17
6 Getting organized 23
7 Saying "rape" in the sanctuary : worship 30
8 Go tell it on the mountain : community education 43
9 Weep with those who weep : group counseling 50
10 It's my body and I'll cry if I want to : images of body and sexuality 64
11 Why didn't God stop it? Suffering and evil 78
12 Getting over it : forgiveness 89
13 Time, prayer, and grace 98
App. A Doing your homework : where to get information 103
App. B Getting organized : job descriptions and other resources 110
App. C Saying "rape" in the sanctuary : worship service aids 115
App. D Go tell it on the mountain : community education resources 134
App. E Weep with those who weep : forms for group counseling 149
App. F: Master checklist 165
Notes 171
Bibliography 175
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