CONFERENCE: “Tackling Domestic Violence and Abuse in Faith Communities”

With the theme “Foundations For The Future”, this educational conference will use in depth research and experiences shared by survivors to examine aspects of Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) known to exist in faith communities. Our aim is to equip, educate, and empower delegates to effectively tackle all forms of DVA in faith communities, most importantly to give refreshing hope for freedom, healing & restoration to adult & child survivors.

Our special guest for the event is:

  • The Bishop of Durham: The Rt Revd Paul Butler.

Other guest multi-faith leaders include:

  • Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham: The Rt Revd William Kenney C.P.;
  • Prolific Educator & Religious Broadcaster: Rabbi Benjy Rickman;
  • Co-Founder of Imams Against Domestic Violence: Imam Abdullah Hasan;
  • Chairperson Of Warwick District Faiths Forum: Jatinder Birdi;
  • Director/Secretary General of Hindu Council UK: Sanjay Jagatia;
  • Leader Of Nottingham Jewish Synagogue: Rabbi Tanya Sakhnovich;
  • Senior Pastor At Zion City Tabernacle, Author of “A Time To Speak Out” & Founder Of Not Another One: Windsor Queensborough.

Topics will include:

  • Spiritual Abuse
  • Experiences Of Adult & Child Survivors
  • Child Abuse & Exploitation
  • The Complex Dynamics In Faith Communities
  • The Behavioural Patterns Of Perpetrators
  • Complete Restoration Of Adult & Child Survivors
  • Setting Up In-house DVA Service
  • Legal Perspectives
  • Foundations For The Future: A Plenary Discussion With Faith Leaders

Date: Thursday, 23 November 2017
Time: 10.00am to 3.00pm. Registration at 9.30am.

Venue: The Signing Tree Conference Centre, Ladywood Road, BIRMINGHAM, B16 8SZ

Cost: £58.00 per delegate, inclusive of educational materials. BOOK ONLINE or email for offline payments, alternatively call 01212317465. Concessions for survivors of DVA available. Places are limited.

Speakers: Representing multi-faith communities, professionals, academics and politicians, our speakers will give multi-dimensional perspectives on the existence of DVA in faith communities. There will be in depth insight on the needs of adult and child victims; and a bold emphasis on how to facilitate radical work with perpetrators of DVA, given that they are the key agents of DVA.

In addition, a plenary discussion with the delegates will be facilitated by the panel of guest multi-faith leaders with the aim of forging the working plan for combating DVA in faith communities, that can be effective in this generation, also laying a foundation for the future.

Open to national delegates, the event is ideal for multi-faith leaders, members of multi-faith communities, survivors of DVA, politicians, and multi-disciplinary professionals who work with survivors or perpetrators. We strongly encourage you to plan to attend the full conference for maximum benefit. It is open to national delegates.

Attending this event will incredibly transform your understand on DVA, and empower you to take the appropriate action in faith communities – at all times. We strongly encourage you to attend the full conference for maximum benefit. You are welcome to book your place and to invite others to do the same.


For details on our work with faith communities, please visit:
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Please note: you may have difficulty in booking your place online using mobile devices. We recommend that you use a laptop or computer if that is the case.
Alternatively email:
Telephone: 01212317465 for further assistance.

Please note: no refunds are available for cancellations made within 3 weeks to an event date.

Sanjay Jagatia
Director/Secretary General
Hindu Council UK