Hidden in Plain Sight: A Call to End Domestic Violence
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Church and Society has created a study to help congregations reflect on what the Bible and The United Methodist Church have to say about domestic violence.
Globally, one in three women experiences sexual or gender-based violence. Many factors increase women’s vulnerability to violence including motherhood, migration and the accessibility of guns.
As we approach Domestic Violence Awareness month (October), we hope that you will use this study to reflect theologically on the physical, emotional and sexual abuse that many women and girls experience.
And, we also hope this will encourage people within your faith community to work to build healthy relationships and advocate for policies that end the threats of violence.