New resources to help churches end violence against women

To mark this year’s Global Day of Peace, Restored and White Ribbon Campaign have launched new resources to help churches in the UK be more aware of domestic violence and tackle it appropriately.

The resources are also meant to help the churches prevent domestic violence.

The Global Day of Peace is initiated by Peace One Day with an aim of having a global truce on violence against women. It is marked on 21st September every year.

One in four women in the UK will be affected by male violence during her lifetime, and the church is not immune to domestic abuse.

Mandy Marshall, Co-Director of Restored said: “We know that there are women in the church and in our communities who are being abused, often suffering in silence. We want to equip churches to help end this violence and respond effectively.”

The new resources provide a range of information, statistics and biblical resources. They will equip churches to speak out, with a strong biblical foundation. They will direct those affected by abuse to the right places for help and support. They will also provide ideas for sermons and talks that could be used by churches on 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, also known as White Ribbon Day, which this year falls on a Sunday.

To mark the day this year there is a Peace One Day Celebration which will be broadcast internationally via Peace One Day’s YouTube Channel.

Elton John will be headlining Peace One Day’s event on 21st September. The event will also feature performances from James Morrison and 2CELLOS, at Wembley Arena London.

Introductions will be made by Peace One Day Ambassador Jude Law, Lily Cole and Jeremy Gilly, with special contributions from around the world.
 
The new resource can be found at http://www.restoredrelationships.org/resources/info/68/