Churches deny gender based violence

Update: 7:38PM CHURCHES in the region continue to deny the existence and the prevalence of Violence against Women.

This was highlighted by Reverend Cliff Bird, Secretary at the Council for World Missions while speaking at the public lecture on �Responding to Gender Based Violence: An Ecumenical voice to broken families� held in Suva last week.

The public lecture series is coordinated by the Pacific Theological College and co-hosted by the University of the South Pacific and the Pacific Regional Seminary with the central theme on Social Justice. 

Reverend Bird added there should be zero tolerance on Violence against women as statistics indicate that it has become one of the main issues faced by our region.

“There is a very strong bothering correlation between high national levels of violence against women and the high national Christian populations of the Pacific,” he said. 

“The blunt and the painful truth is that a lot of the violence is happening in all of our churches, the statistics tell us this.”

The public lecture series is coordinated by the Institute for Mission and Research at the Pacific Theological College.

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