Addressing Domestic Violence

The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States has developed a manual, Guidelines for Spiritual Assemblies on Domestic Violence, for the purpose of providing informed, consistent, and explicit guidance to Local Spiritual Assemblies concerning domestic violence. It is designed as a tool to familiarize local Assemblies with the many forms of domestic violence, to eliminate misconceptions about it, and to assist Local Spiritual Assemblies that may need to provide guidance to members of the Baha'i community on this issue.

Although this manual is intended primarily as a reference tool for use when a Local Spiritual Assembly is confronted with a situation of domestic violence, we welcome its examination by others who are also seeking to free humanity from this pernicious and age-old social disorder.

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