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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org | 514-878-3035)