Coalition Members

Our Members

We Will Speak Out U.S. is a coalition of U.S.-based organizations uniting to speak out against sexual and gender-based violence.

The Adventist Development and Relief Organization (ADRA)

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

is a global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that demonstrates God’s love and compassion. ADRA works with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action. Learn more at www.adra.org.

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Week of Compassion

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Week of Compassion

is the relief, refugee and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. Week of Compassion seeks to equip and empower disciples to alleviate the suffering of others through disaster response, humanitarian aid, sustainable development and the promotion of mission opportunities. Learn more at www.weekofcompassion.org.

Church World Service

Church World Service

works to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. CWS operates in more than 30 countries with deep expertise in refugee support, disaster response, advocacy, and relief and development. Learn more at www.cwsglobal.org.

CONNECT

CONNECT

is dedicated to preventing interpersonal violence and promoting gender justice. By building partnerships with individuals and communities, CONNECT strives to help change the beliefs, behaviors and institutions that perpetuate violence. Through legal empowerment, grassroots mobilization and transformative education, CONNECT seeks to create safe families and peaceful communities. Learn more at www.connectnyc.org.

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

is a statewide association of Christian denominations, congregations, ecumenical organizations and interfaith partners working together to improve the lives of Oregonians through community ministry programs, ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, environmental ministry and public policy advocacy. Learn more at www.emoregon.org.

The Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church

welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ, in 109 dioceses and three regional areas in 16 nations. The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The mission of the church, as stated in the Book of Common Prayer’s catechism (p. 855), is “to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.” Learn more at www.episcopalchurch.org.

Episcopal Relief & Development

Episcopal Relief & Development

has worked with Anglican Communion and ecumenical partners for more than 75 years to alleviate human suffering. Reaching over 3 million people in nearly 40 countries worldwide, its programs respond to disaster, poverty, hunger and disease. Learn more at www.episcopalrelief.org.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. The ELCA website states, “Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God’s grace in our lives… We also work hard to put our faith into action. In today’s complex world, we strive to make a difference in practical, realistic ways.” Learn more at www.elca.org.

FaithTrust Institute

FaithTrust Institute

FaithTrust Institute is a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence. Founded in 1977 by the Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune, FaithTrust Institute offers a wide range of services and resources, including training, consulting and educational materials. FaithTrust provides communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address the religious and cultural issues related to abuse. Learn more at www.faithtrustinstitute.org.

The Global Woman P.E.A.C.E Foundation

The Global Woman P.E.A.C.E Foundation

is an organization which exclusively services the girls and women that are the victims of Gender Based Violence (GBV). Since its inception, Global Woman has been an advocate in the eradication of GBV on women and girls. While its original focus and expertise was based on female genital mutilation (FGM), its work has expanded to broader issues of GBV including sexual abuse, and domestic violence, sex trafficking, breast ironing and pedophilia. Learn more at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org.

IMA World Health

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the secretariat and host of We Will Speak Out U.S., is a faith-based public health and development organization. IMA’s mission is to advance health and healing to vulnerable and marginalized people the world over. Learn more at www.imaworldhealth.org.

Islamic Relief USA

IRIslamic Relief USA

Islamic Relief USA is a community of humanitarians–staff, volunteers, affiliates, supporters, partners, donors–that provides relief and development in a dignified manner regardless of gender, race, or religion and works to empower individuals in their communities and give them a voice in the world. Learn more at http://irusa.org/.

Jewish Women International

Jewish Women International

is the leading Jewish organization empowering women and girls – through economic literacy; community training; healthy relationship education; and the proliferation of women’s leadership. JWI’s innovative programs, advocacy and philanthropic initiatives protect the fundamental rights of all girls and women to live in safe homes, thrive in healthy relationships, and realize the full potential of their personal strength. Learn more at www.jwi.org.

Mennonite Central Committee

Mennonite Central Committee

a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation. MCC’s ministry is described in its tagline, “Relief, development and peace in the name of Christ.” Learn more at www.mcc.org.

The Presbyterian Church (USA)

The Presbyterian Church (USA)

is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States. Part of the Reformed tradition, it is the largest Presbyterian denomination in the US. Learn more at www.pcusa.org.

The Religion and Violence e-Learning (RAVE) Project

The Religion and Violence e-Learning (RAVE)

Project seeks to equip religious leaders to respond to domestic violence in ways that are compassionate, practical, and informed by the latest research and best practices for professionals; RAVE seeks to build bridges between the steeple and the shelter; RAVE seeks to walk alongside victims and survivors on their journey towards healing and wholeness; RAVE seeks to hold abusers accountable for their actions, while offering hope for a transformed life. Learn more at www.theraveproject.com.

Safe Havens

Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence

Safe Havens is an interfaith organization that promotes hope and justice for victims and survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse. Learn more at www.interfaithpartners.org.

Sojourners

Sojourners

Sojourners is a national Christian organization committed to faith in action for social justice. Sojourners seeks to inspire hope and build a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world. Learn more at www.sojo.net.

The Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV)

The Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV)

was founded by noted author Riane Eisler and Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams to address the global pandemic of violence against women and children, especially intimate violence often justified on traditional or religious grounds. The goal of SAIV is to build a cooperative coalition of unprecedented breadth and depth to strengthen and empower the efforts of faith groups, non-profit partners, and individuals to end the global pandemic of violence against women and children. Learn more at saiv.org.

United Church of Christ

United Church of Christ

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action. With more than 5,100 churches and 1.1 million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world. The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where “…they may all be one” (John 17:21). Learn more at www.ucc.org.

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