María Elena Mamarian and C. René Padilla | Addressing Domestic Violence in Church and Society
María Elena Mamarian, C. René Padilla, and Graham Hill discuss how the church can address domestic violence in church and society.
María Elena Mamarian is the President of EIRENE, a ministry dedicated to the strengthening of family relationships. Her ministry offers comprehensive assistance to marriages and families in crisis. It is focused on the local church as the matrix of healthy relationships, based on love, and oriented towards the formation of a society characterized by justice, peace, and the integrity of creation. It addresses family and gender violence and injustice. And María Elena Mamarian promotes the development of leaders who help families become violence-free and healthy, and the formation of Christian leaders focused on the integral development of people, marriages, families, and churches.
Dr. C. René Padilla was born in Quito, Ecuador, and reared and Bogotá, Colombia. He has been living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, since 1967. He received a B. A. in Philosophy from Wheaton College, an M.A. in Theology from Wheaton College Graduate School, and a PhD in New Testament from the University of Manchester, England. In 1992 he was granted an honorary D.D. by Wheaton College. He is a founding member of the Latin American Theological Fellowship (FTL, its acronym in Spanish) and of the Kairos Foundation in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For twelve years he was the International President of Tearfund – U.K. and Ireland. He is the President Emeritus of the Micah Network and Executive Director of Ediciones Kairos, the publishing arm of the Kairos Foundation. He has lectured in many countries around the world and has written or edited several books in English and Spanish. His main work, Mission Between the Times: Essays on the Kingdom of God, has been published in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, German and Korean.
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