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Christian Québecois Initiative
Against Domestic Violence

The name “Rapha” signifies healing in Hebrew.

 

The Rapha Project is a study of

experiences of domestic abuse and

the response of the church in Quebec.

 

We are convinced that to reveal is to begin to heal.

Take the Survey

 

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information sessions

To learn more about our project, register for an online information session on May 24th at 12pm in English, ou le 26 mai à 12h en francais.

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share your story

If you would like to share the story of how domestic abuse has touched your life, please contact rapha@direction.ca

 

about  the study

The Rapha Study is a research project that asks “What are the experiences of domestic abuse of victims/survivors in the church, and what are the attitudes of laypeople and leaders in Christian faith communities in Quebec towards this issue?” The study seeks to determine the experiences of domestic abuse of churchgoing victims/survivors and their experiences related to support from both church leadership and laypersons.

The research will be conducted in three phases: a survey of current or former churchgoers in Québec; interviews with victims/survivors; and focus groups with church leaders.


The first phase of our research is composed of a survey that will be available online, and printed upon request. Our goal is to survey 1001 individuals over the six months that the survey will be available (July 2022 - December 2022).

Survey Participants will not be compensated financially for their participation. The Rapha survey has been accredited by the Community Research Ethics Office.

For more information on the study, contact our principal investigator:

Emily Simunic (esimunic@direction.ca | 514-878-3035)

 

There are multiple ways to
participate in the project:

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about the project

Click here to learn more about the team, our research development process and the ethics approval for the survey.

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share your story

If you would like to share the story of how domestic abuse has touched your life, please contact rapha@direction.ca

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prayer support

If you would like to support the project in prayer, you can sign up for our prayer network here.

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financial support

If you would like to financially support the project, you can donate here.

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be an ambassador

If you would like to serve as a project ambassador, please fill out this form.

Resources

Rebâtir

1-833-REBATIR
1-833-732-2847

Information on domestic abuse and support for those experiencing domestic abuse

SOS Violence Conjugale

1-800-363-9010
438-601-1211 (text only)

Free legal advice for those experiencing domestic abuse

CALACS

1-888-933-9007
 

Regroupement Québécois des Centres d’Aide et de Lutte Contre les Agressions à Caractère Sexuel



 

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