YOUTH GROUP & Study finds youth group participation can reduce bullying

by David Briggs, The Association of Religious Data Archives, 8/9/17.

A powerful resource for reducing bullying and helping victims heal may be right in your local church, temple or mosque.

The congregational youth group.

A new wave of international scholarship addressing public concerns over bullying is extending into religious communities.

Researchers are discovering that congregations are uniquely positioned to offer the type of social support and the promotion of values such as empathy, forgiveness and love of neighbor that appear to be effective ways of addressing the issue.

Here are five ways research suggests faith can play an important role in reducing bullying…

Read more at … http://blogs.thearda.com/trend/featured/global-studies-reveal-5-ways-faith-can-reduce-bullying-empower-victims/