WELCOME TO
THE RAVE PROJECT

& THE STAINED GLASS STORY OF ABUSE

RAVE is an initiative that seeks to bring knowledge and social action together to assist families of faith impacted by abuse.

The Beginning

Like a created work of stained glass, no two families look alike.

The individual pieces of glass reflect diversity -

family members are different from one another.

The stained glass window represents connection -

the web of relationships we call family bring women, men and children into contact with each other.

In the beginning, there is peace.

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The Chaos

When violence strikes within the home, peace and harmony evaporate.

Chaos is created.

The glass is shattered into many pieces.

Life will never be the same again.

The aftermath

Pain and brokenness abound.

There is disconnection and isolation.

Shame and secrecy rule.

The impact is felt by young and old alike.

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Rebuilding

New portraits can be created from broken shards of glass.

Jagged pieces, rough to the touch, and piercing to the skin, can be:

reshaped;

reconfigured;

reset.

Renewal

Beauty can be borne out of brokenness.

There is a dawn of a new day.

The white dove, with wings outstretched, represents spiritual strength to overcome even the greatest of challenges.

The language of the spirit brings hope.

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New Beginnings

Another family portrait of stained glass emerges, sometimes bearing a resemblance to the one before, sometimes not.

The inidividual pieces of glass reflect diversity.

The stained glass window represents connection.

Celebrate the beauty of new beginnings!

Resources

All about Rave

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