Help to break the silence over domestic abuse
More people than you might imagine have been affected in some way by domestic abuse. About 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men - rich, poor, young, old, and even Christians. For women, the suffering is often more intense and more prolonged.
Getting involved in this worthwhile initiative is as easy as:
- Organise for bells to be rung.
- Let people know why they're being rung, using the resources on the website.
- Let us know what you're doing, using the contact links on the website.
This is an opportunity to put your compassion into action in a really accessible way.
Visit www.breakingthesilence.co to find out more.
We don’t often talk about it. We don’t like to acknowledge it. We might even make jokes about it. It may be hidden, but it happens, and it’s horrid. We know that God cares about this. He hears the cries of those suffering. And we care because God cares. We may not have all the answers, but we know that this behaviour is wrong, we care about those who are suffering, and we want it to stop.
Churches all across the region will be ringing their bells on Sunday 27th November, or at other unusual times throughout the White Ribbon fortnight (25th Nov - 5th Dec). This is a simple act of showing solidarity with those who are suffering, and it is a parable of what we long for - a breaking of the silence.
We understand how hard it can be to talk to anyone about what is going on, and yet how desperately victims long for freedom. We also know that talking to someone is often the first step in discovering that freedom. We also appeal to those whose hands commit the acts, and we know how many feel chained by their own behaviour - help is available.
If you'd like to get involved in this very simple way to show our support for such a worthwhile cause, there is more information and plenty of resources available on the web. You can also find links there to places that can offer assistance to those affected.