Rev. Al Miles, author of Violence in Families: What Every Christian Needs to Know (Augsburg Books, 2002) and Domestic Violence: What Every Pastor Needs to Know(Fortress Press, 2000), has been invited to become a member of the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women.
The invitation, which Miles has accepted, came directly from Attorney General John Ashcroft. Miles had been nominated based on his leadership and efforts to raise awareness in the area of violence against women. He has served as hospital chaplain in a number of medical centers throughout the United States since 1981, and now works for Pacific Health Ministry as coordinator of the Hospital Ministry Department at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Miles participates in many workshops and conferences throughout the year as a speaker on domestic violence issues.
Comprised of approximately 20 members, the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women is co-chaired by the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services. Miles’ length of service on the Advisory Committee is two years, subject to further renewal. As a member, Miles will be involved in policy issues regarding the Violence Against Women Act and other legislation, and will work on a national level to increase public awareness of violence against women, including domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.