It happens in every kind of family, no matter what we’d like to believe. Girls and boys are sexually abused by adults in their households. Women and men are battered by their spouses. Even if our homes are loving and safe, many of us have experienced violence and trauma in settings too numerous to list. To begin to heal, itcan help for people to tell their stories—if the rest of us can listen without looking away.
Healing from Trauma & Abuse
But we must recall the innate human dignity of every person, every prisoner, and recognize their need for healing, too.
Our most holy texts make it clear that we may not stand idly by while violence is perpetrated in our midst.