Aug 18 • 1HR 2M

Intimate Partner Violence: Asking the Right Questions and Centering Black Communities with Dr. Maxine Davis

Season 3, Episode 6

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Jonathan Walton
Sy Hoekstra
Leaving colonized faith for the Kingdom of God – Shake the Dust features candid interviews and informed discussions that guide us as we seek Jesus instead of empire.

Content warning for discussion of intimate partner violence and emotional abuse. Today, Jonathan and Sy talk to Rutgers University social work Professor Dr. Maxine Davis. They discuss intimate partner violence and abuse: the role religion and churches can play in IPV/A situations, how abolition and centering Black and brown survivors can lead us to peaceful living, how white feminism dominates the IPV/Aconversation, and a lot more. Dr. Davis’ compassion, honesty, and love for both survivors and perpetrators of IPV/A can teach us a lot, not just about this issue, but what it means to view all people through the lens of the gospel.

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Production and editing by Sy Hoekstra.

Transcript by Joyce Ambale and Sy Hoekstra.

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