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Episode 53 Ministry at a Motorcycle Rally–LaVonna Cline 6-13-14

June 13th, 2014 · Comments

Every year, over 400,000 motorcyclists descend upon Sturgis, South Dakota, for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The rally, the largest motorcycle rally in the world and one of the longest-running, nearly doubles the population of the state for that week in August. In this episode, we hear from LaVonna Cline who volunteers with the ABC Emergency Services Center, set up each year at the rally, to provide services, transportation, and counseling to rally attendees.

Links mentioned in this episode:

ABC Emergency Services Center:

BeFree58--a ministry committed to ending human trafficking:

Christian Motorcyclists Association:


Tags: Interviews · Human trafficking · Events · Domestic violence

Episode 52 Homelessness and Family Promise 5-8-14

May 8th, 2014 · Comments

In this episode, high school senior Mary Burnett interviews Tony Milner, executive director of Family Promise of Salt Lake City, Utah. Mary and Tony discuss homeless youth, women with children, the effects of homelessness, and some special challenges. They end with a story of hope.

For more information about Family Promise Salt Lake, visit their website. For information about the national Family Promise organization, click here.


Tags: Interviews · Children in Poverty · Economic empowerment · At-Risk Youth · Advocacy · Domestic violence · Women's Issues

Episode 44: Domestic Violence from a Medical Practitioner’s Perspective 9-16-13

September 16th, 2013 · Comments

In this episode, we hear from Maureen Locke, a registered nurse with an obstetrics and gynecology practice, on the issue of domestic violence. Maureen, with 30 years of experience in OB/GYN, also serves as a trainer of other medical practitioners on the issue of domestic violence. In this episode, we discuss how Maureen identifies victims or possible victims and what she is able, and is not able, to do. We also discuss the effect of domestic violence on children, teen dating relationships, and suggestions for what we all could do if we become aware of possible situations of domestic violence among family or friends.

Tags: Domestic violence · Uncategorized

Episode 42 Violence Prevention on College Campuses 3-25-13

March 25th, 2013 · Comments

I'm glad to be able to share with you the work of one of our 2012-2013 interns, Jasmine Turner (no relation to our other intern Christina Turner who posted previously). Jasmine interviewed Becca Bishopric, Coordinator for Health Promotion and Violence Prevention and Response at Elon University, Elon, North Carolina. In their conversation, they talk about sexual violence on college campuses, care for victims, and prevention education.

To read Jasmine's companion blog post to this episode, click here.


Tags: Interviews · Advocacy · Domestic violence

Episode 41 Dealing with Domestic Violence in Congregations–Interview with Sharon McMullin 1-14-13

January 14th, 2013 · Comments

Welcome to one of our interns for the In Their Shoes podcast and blog, Christina Turner! Christina interviews Sister Sharron McMullin, a member of People's Institutional Baptist Church in Seattle, Washington. Sister McMullin, herself a survivor of domestic violence, is an outspoken advocate on behalf of victims and survivors. Christina and Sister Sharron talk about how congregations should deal with this issue--most especially including the fact that domestic violence is very likely to be present among families in the church itself. They also address teenagers and domestic violence, and how women need to be aware of the red flags.

For more from Christina Turner, visit our blog.


Tags: Interviews · Advocacy · Domestic violence

Episode 39 Youth in Advocacy–Elena and Courtney 10-8-12

October 8th, 2012 · Comments

Youth can be such strong advocates and energetic workers for justice! In this episode, Elena and Courtney, both senior high young women, share with us their experience teaching their peers about such issues as human trafficking, domestic violence, and cyberbullying. We hope you're inspired to help youth in your area become involved in advocacy and world-changing!

For more information on the Break the Chains project that Elena and Courtney reference, visit our Break the Chains website.


Tags: Interviews · Human trafficking · Girls · Advocacy · Leadership development · Domestic violence

Episode 25: Ministry with Victims of Domestic Violence–Deacon Agnes Kiah 10-31-11

October 31st, 2011 · Comments

Deacon-Agnes-Kiah.jpgOur lives often give shape to our ministries, and Deacon Agnes Kiah is living proof of that. A survivor of domestic violence herself, Deacon Kiah now serves in ministry with victims of domestic violence in many ways. A volunteer at Laurel House, a women's shelter, Deacon Kiah has also founded a ministry on domestic violence, Hagar Ministry, at her church, Saints Memorial Baptist Church in Bryn Mawr, PA. Join us for this conversation between AB Women's Ministries executive director Virginia Holmstrom and Deacon Agnes Kiah about how churches and individuals can support victims of domestic violence.


Tags: Interviews · Domestic violence

Episode 23: Teens and Healthy Relationships–Debra Fields Oct 3 2011

October 3rd, 2011 · Comments

Debra-Fields.jpgDebra Fields, Community Education & Prevention Supervisor at the Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, draws on her experience working with both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence in the workshops and seminars that she leads on the issue. Debra and I spoke particularly about helping teens learn about healthy relationships early--how to draw boundaries, giving and expecting respect, and other behaviors and attitudes that will help protect them from becoming abusers or abused themselves.

For more information about the Sojourner Family Peace Center:

To find materials on the Domestic Violence Awareness Month Campaign, visit

For "Domestic Violence: What Churches Can Do," visit


Tags: Interviews · Girls · At-Risk Youth · Advocacy · Domestic violence

Episode 20: Men’s Ministries on Domestic Violence–Rev. Leroy Miles Jr. 8-22-11

August 22nd, 2011 · Comments

LeroyMilesweb.jpgRev. Leroy Miles, Jr., serves as Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA. Enon Tabernacle has a ministry for entitled "My Brother's Keeper," around issues of domestic violence. In this conversation, Rev. Miles describes "My Brother's Keeper," as well as a new men's ministry they are launching on issues of pornography; we also touch on various other ways that Enon Tabernacle enters into the reality of people's lives with creativity and courage.

For the "Power Wheel" by the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence referenced in this episode, click here.


Tags: Interviews · Domestic violence

Episode 019: Interview with Nancy Murphy on Domestic Violence July 18 2011

July 18th, 2011 · Comments

nancy.jpgDr. Nancy Murphy, founder and director of the Northwest Family Life Learning and Counseling Center in Seattle, Washington, has years of experience in working with people around the issue of domestic violence. She has particular interest in engaging congregations on this issue, as churches have great potential to be places of healing and hope for women and men caught up in the trauma of domestic abuse. In our conversation, we discuss how Christian churches are--and are not--engaged in this issue; we also talk about ways both large and small that congregations can become involved.

For more information and resources on domestic violence, particularly targeted at congregations, visit the Northwest Family Life Learning and Counseling Center at You will also find information and resources at the Faith Trust Institute at


Tags: Interviews · Resource Recommendations · Domestic violence