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?
In this section:
- Domestic and family violence: a gendered problem
- Why preventing domestic and family violence is a key faith issue
- Prevalence within the Australian church
- What are denominations doing?
- The Bible on…
- Women, inequality and the Church
- Abuser-friendly church cultures
- Churches as agents of change