Dear sisters and brothers,

16 Days of Activism

In 1991, the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), with others, created the ‘16 Days of Activism’ calling for the elimination of gender-based violence (GBV). It is an international campaign that is run annually from 25 November (International Day Against Violence Against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day).

This year, we are taking a much more active part in these days at Newcastle Anglican, as part of commitment to address domestic and family abuse.

An event calendar prepared by the Newcastle Domestic Violence Committee for the ‘16 Days of Activism’ can be found here.

A Service of Lament will be held on Monday 28 November at 6pm at Christ Church Cathedral. A promotional flyer can be found here.

Our DFA Working Group has prepared a devotional and intercession for each day of action. You are invited to read the Bible passage and then read the short reflection after which you are encouraged to be still and pray for those affected by domestic and family abuse. We hope that parishes using the devotions and intercessions will be inspired to work for the elimination of violence and abuse. A copy can be found here.

I also ask that during the ’16 Days of Activism’, you have copies of the ‘Domestic and Family Abuse – What Does the Bible Really Say?’ brochure available in your church. A copy can be found here.

Grace and peace


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