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.
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.
For more information on the study, contact our project lead:
Jenna Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org | 514-878-3035)
There are multiple ways to participate in the project: