Interfaith Group Unites to Combat Domestic Violence

May 16, 2000

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On May 16, 2000, The Columbus Dispatch reported that "Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff,...senior rabbi at Temple Israel on the Far East Side, joined Columbus Bishop James A. Griffin and the Rev. Jesse Wood, pastor of Love Zion Baptist Church, to announce the formation of an interfaith council to battle family violence." The group is calling for religious leaders to "give moral leadership in shaping the community's response to such abuse" and for religious communities to offer support to survivors of domestic violence, breaking the trend of many religious communities which have denied the problem or focused on keeping families together.

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