Faith in action
SAFER is a brand new online resource produced to help churches support and prioritise victims of domestic and family violence, and know how to deal with perpetrators.Read more
As we long for a safer church, what will it take to see that happen?
Research shows that the task of changing culture takes a long time, yet we need to know where we’re going and how we’re going to get there.
Erica Hamence identifies 10 things that will need to change for Christian communities to be safer places.
Over the next weeks we will flesh out these changes with suggestions and resources for how we can start making the progress we need.
However, one thing will remain constant: the need for prayer.
Let us continue to pray to God that He does the deeper work of changing each of our hearts in every way needed: for courage, for those who need that; for humility, for those who need that; for repentance, where it’s needed; and for eyes to see where God is leading us.
Erica Hamence is the Common Grace Domestic & Family Violence Spokesperson. Erica is an Associate Minister at Barney's Anglican Church in Sydney.
Join us for 16 DAYS of Prayer against Domestic & Family Violence with Christians from across Australia.Read more
Northside Baptist Church shares their six-year journey to better recognising and responding to Domestic and Family Violence within faith communities and Christian churches. Northside Baptist is part of a unique community-wide project to respond to and reduce Domestic and Family Violence. Read their story of how this project came about.
May is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is a time for all of us to speak up about the dark reality of domestic and family abuse that is far too common in Australia.
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2021, Rachel Neary encourages us to consider the women often forgotten or dismissed in their experience of family and domestic violence.
Brett White from Kingsway Churches reflects on how his church has sought to live the call of International Women’s Day 2021 theme #ChooseToChallenge.