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Domestic Violence

Get "I Believe You" On the Air Again

Initially Appeared on ABC in 2011, Now on NBC

Domestic violence is not just a women's issue. It is an issue of faith. As a part of United Methodist Women's work to raise awareness in local congregations about the issue of domestic violence, United Methodist Women joined with an interfaith collaboration to produce an hour-long documentary I Believe You: Faiths' Response to Intimate Partner Violence.

The documentary will begin airing on NBC affiliates September 23, 2012, and will be available for air through March 2013. Call your local NBC affiliate and make sure I Believe You airs often during prime time viewing hours.

I Believe You will go a long way in giving voice to the stories of survivors, making clear the assistance faith groups can provide and offering encouragement and direction for women still trapped in abusive relationships.

Share this with your local United Methodist Women unit, your church and other community groups. Contact domesticviolence@unitedmethodistwomen.org to learn more.

How to Contact Your NBC Station

  • Find your local NBC station by checking your local listings.
  • Call your local NBC station to express your interest in I Believe You: Faiths' Response to Intimate Partner Violence.
  • Meet with the NBC program director to let him or her know that this documentary will have a positive impact in the community.
  • If possible, join funds with other groups to offer to buy time in the program or to buy the time slot so that the station will air the program.
  • After your local station airs the program, let them know you appreciated it by sending a note of thanks. Be specific, including comments from viewers.

About I Believe You

United Methodist Women partnered with Presbyterian Women, the Evangelical Church in America, the New York Board of Rabbis and the Islamic Society of North America. The resulting documentary explores the stories of women who have experienced abuse and the programs that faith groups have created to address their needs.

Harriett Jane Olson, Deputy General Secretary of United Methodist Women, Dr. Traci West, author of Wounds of the Spirit: Black Women, Violence, and Racism, and the Rev. Barbara Certa-Werner, Executive Director of Harbor House speak to these ministries.

Last Updated: 04/17/2014
 
 

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