5.2 Faith groups

It is clear that both faith and domestic violence are part of many people’s lives across the UK. For domestic violence survivors who identify with a particular faith, their faith (or aspects of it) may serve as either a ‘roadblock’ or a ‘resource’ in dealing with their experiences of violence. Faith leaders, staff or volunteers of faith organisations and community members can play an important role in ensuring that faith is a resource rather than a roadblock.

Also see Section 2.7 which looks at the issues facing survivors identifying with a particular faith.