Breaking the Silence on Violence Against Women and Girls

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To women between the age of 13 and 35 who suffer violence.
We stand with you, and for you, we believe that #silenceisnotspiritual!

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Women are equally called and created with the full potential and capacity to steward the world. All abuse disfigures human dignity and distorts the image of God. Join us in taking a stand.

The rise of the #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements have awakened the world to the nature and extent of violence against women and girls. For too long the voices of women and girls who suffer violence have been marginalized, ignored or silenced within the Church. The global Church has been slow to speak up and take action. Until Now. More than 150 leaders from across the world are calling upon the global faith community to stop standing by and start standing up for women and girls who experience violence. Thousands responded within hours of launching #SilenceIsNotSpiritual in early 2018. To move the work forward #SilenceIsNotSpiritual has redesigned its platform creating an onramp into the story for churches ready to respond and offering resources for those suffering the weight of violence against women.

We face a defining moment as a Church. Will we shrink in fear and despair or will we join the cry of the vulnerable, echoing their voice and defending their courage?

SILENCE IS NOT SPIRITUAL
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#SilenceIsNotSpiritual is a call to action to the Church to stop standing by and start standing up for women and girls who experience violence.

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