Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) is one of the greatest challenges we face in Australia, with one woman a week killed by a former husband or partner. The 15th Assembly of the Uniting Church adopted a policy relating to DFV and encouraged all parts of the church to become informed about DFV.
The Assembly has now released a comprehensive resource on DFV—it is a starting point to help members of our congregations and our communities begin a time of talanoa (conversation) with their people to raise awareness, understand what DFV is and begin to educate themselves in how they can respond to and support survivors.
You can download the 42-page resource at https://mk0unitingchurcq6akw.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/DFV-Report_FINAL_web.pdf
You can print a poster on this important issue at https://mk0unitingchurcq6akw.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/DFV-poster_A4_Final.pdf
A short video introducing the resource is at https://vimeo.com/555497646?fbclid=IwAR07jzRguH_I3zdFiAjnjgplIs1s2eDAwVCJVzGEPrR3QByny9I_QUvoaIU
The policy adopted by the Assembly can be accessed at https://mk0unitingchurcq6akw.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/09-Domestic-and-Family-Violence-15th-Assembly-Resolution.pdf