Resources for Christians and churches to respond to violence against women
Here we have brought together a list of useful links and resources for any Christians or Churches wishing to respond to Violence Against Women.
An international Christian alliance working to transform relationships and end violence against women.
Restored offers free resources & videos for churches to raise awareness on the issue of domestic abuse and violence against women. Training for churches at a cost price (minimum cover of expenses) are also offered. Here are the ways you can access the resources available. Ple
ase see our website: www.restoredrelationships.org for more info.
Leaflets and Booklets
Restored leaflets, First man Standing booklets, and (a few) drinks mats are available and stored at the Restored office. If you would like some of these materials for display in your church please email email@example.com with your postal address and the quantity you would like for your church.
Free Church Pack
Restored has produced a pack for churches on ending domestic abuse. This covers definitions, dos and don'ts, a theology table, the law amongst other key areas. Download the Ending Domestic Abuse pack for Churches here free.
During the course of 2013 and 14 Restored has released a series of videos as a part of our 'In Churches Too' campaign, raising awareness that domestic abuse happens 'in churches too'. These are free and accessible via our You Tube Channel Restored.
Information for Churches
There is a whole section on the website on information and resources aimed to equip individuals and churches on the issue of ending domestic abuse. See the Domestic Abuse section for more information.
There are also a host of other resources freely available on the website here.
Restored hope some will be interested in supporting the amazing work they do. They rely on a small number of regular givers at the moment and they would love to be able to do more. See here for ways to support financially http://www.restoredrelationships.org/about/financial/
Training for Churches
Training on what domestic abuse is, what it looks like and how to address the issue. This is delivered at a cost basis and at a minimum expenses are expected to be covered. If you are interested in your church receiving training then please contact the UK Training Manager, Josephine Wakeling on firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up & keep in touch
There are various ways you can keep in touch with Restored. Sign up here to receive an email once a quarter.
- You can like Restored on Facebook and keep up-to date with news and views here www.facebook.com/RestoredRelationships
- Follow on Twitter @Rest0red - noting the zero instead of the o. Restored use various hashtags including #In ChurchesToo and #RestoredPrayer
First Man Standing - in conjunction with Christian Vision for Men CVM
Restored positively encourages men engaging in this issue to bring violence against women to an end. Find out more & join in with other men around the world in this endeavour here.
Born to Fly
The ministry of Teresa Madden, with a vision to see women become who they were born to be. See: www.borntofly.org.uk
Christian Vision for Men
Christian Vision for Men (Wales) is a mission to equip men, led by Mark Lyndon-Jones.
Going Public is a mission-focused theatre in education, providing resources to young people, schools and groups.
Cardiff Christian Healing Ministry
Life for the World
Some resources were provided by Life for the World: a mission to enhance addiction treatment and recovery. For more info vist: www.lftw.org
BMS World Mission
Resources also provided by BMS World Mission can be found at: www.bmsworldmission.org
The Junction Pregnancy Crisis Support
Find out more about The Junction Pregnancy Crisis Support at: www.thejunctioncardiff.co.uk
28 Too Many
FGM... let’s end it: www.28toomany.org
Welsh Women’s Aid
Welsh Women’s Aid provides direct services for women and children who have or are experiencing abuse.
End it Now
Adventists say No to violence against women; a global campaign from the Seventh Day Adventists. www.enditnow.org
The End Violence Against Women (EVAW) coalition
A coalition of organisations and individuals campaigning to end all forms of violence against women.
Porn Scars are running an event in April in Cardiff – more information to follow.
The Moving Forward (after sexual abuse) conference
Lead by Rebecca Mitchell. 14th-15th March 2014 at The Park Inn, Cardiff North.
‘Love and friendship after sexual abuse’ – a workshop on Friday evening for men women who have experienced abuse (£5 by 1st March 2014)
‘Supporting others and growing ourselves’ – Saturday is a training day for counsellors (£30 by 1st March 2014)
Cost: both sessions £32 booked by 1st March 2014.
Links to relevant organisations linked with the Moving Forward conference:
- Into the Light: London-based organisation providing help and support to those who have experienced child sexual abuse, and supporters.
- Rebecca Mitchell: counsellor who runs Into the Light programmes, and part of Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC). Skype sessions available.
Rebecca's new book: ‘New Shoes’ for survivors and counsellors.
And finally, a link to an article on FGM that is currently on the Evangelical alliance website.