Presbyterians are working to end violence against women and children
January 13, 2014
Stand up. Speak up. Be counted among those Presbyterians who are engaged more deeply in God’s work of reconciliation – taking part in World Mission’s call to end violence against women and children in communities around the world, including our own.
We invite you and your congregation, presbytery and synod to engage more deeply in God’s work of reconciliation – the heart of the Gospel message. Together, we must follow Jesus into the broken places of our world and strengthen our ministries of peace, justice, and reconciliation.
Join us as we focus on ending violence in the home and in addressing human trafficking in the U.S. and around the world. Here’s how you can directly take part in our campaign to end violence against women and children:
The Presbyterian Mission Agency will be advocating for an end of violence against women and children on Friday, January 24, through observing UNITE’s Orange Days.
- On this day wear orange as a symbol of our solidarity and commitment.
- Take a photo of you, your friends, your church, or your mission committee. Let’s get creative!
- Post the photo on Facebook and Twitter with a sign that says “Another Presbyterian ending violence against women and children” or “I will help end violence against women because (filling in your particular reason).”
- Use the hashtags #endviolence #pcusa and post photos on the World Mission Facebook page so we can share them with even more people, or Tweet them and tag @PCUSAMission.
Choose one of the following actions or create and share one of your own.
- Sign the We Will Speak Out pledge as an individual and encourage your Session to do so as well
- Dance! Find your local One Billion Rising event and join the international movement February 14.
- Join PC(USA) campaign End Violence Against Women and children as we partner with other organizations, mission co-workers, and global partners. Contact Shannon.Beck@pcusa.org with the subject line: I’M IN!
Through accompanying survivors in trauma recovery and education, building peace by creating “sacred space” for people to heal and forgive, and preventing violence through advocating for good governance and just economic policies, we can have a bigger impact.
Together, let’s raise our prayers, hearts and actions and be part of God’s reconciling work.