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Christian faith provides considerable guidance on how to love and care for others, and faith communities can play a key role in ending violence and abuse in families.

Content warning This page involves descriptions and discussion of the experiences and impacts of domestic and family violence. Some survivors might find its content troubling.

It’s time to talk about how Australia’s problem with domestic and family violence affects faith communities. It’s also time to talk about how Australia’s faith communities affect domestic and family violence. 

Christian faith guides many of us on how to love and care for others. It can give strength to challenge perpetrators and compassion to support survivors.

We need more faith-filled Christians who will refuse to be bystanders to domestic and family violence:

  • Who will name abuse as abuse.
  • Who will repent of victim-blaming.
  • Who will challenge unequal gender roles.
  • And who will be faithful leaders in lasting culture change.

Faith communities can play a key role in ending violence against women. Will yours be a roadblock or a resource?

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