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Parish Resource Kit to support our response to domestic violence


2016 Statement by Victorian Bishops


Parish Brochure - Responding to domestic and family violence
Statement by Bishop Vincent Long, February 2016 
A prayer to end domestic and family violence 

Victorian Government 10 year strategy Transforming our approach, November 2016  

New app connects women to local services: 1800RESPECTDownload Daisy here
Ugandan Bishop:  We cannot keep silent 

 
Domestic Violence
Bells toll for women and children killed through family violence

The bell tolled 63 times at St Peter’s Eastern Hill on Sunday afternoon of 2 December. Each toll marked the death of a woman by someone she knew. The count was 54 in 2017.

Each year in December, an ecumenical service, Holding the Light, is held in remembrance of the women and children killed due to family violence. It is hosted by St Peter’s Eastern Hill, East Melbourne, in partnership with Think Prevent: A Bystander Intervention Program and is a faith-based contribution to the United Nations 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

Representatives of faith-based groups who are running prevention programs were present on the day including a number from Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in People (ACRATH) and Tanya Mathias, Community and School Engagement of McAuley Community Services for Women. Those who have lost loved ones and who are survivors of family violence were also in attendance.

For more information, see www.thinkprevent.org.

View a short video of the tolling bells at St Peter’s Eastern Hill, here.
 
Mark Brolly of The Melbourne Anglican has also written a story, here.




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