Church's stand against family violence

St Columba Presbyterian Church on Otumoetai Road will hold a special morning tea in support of the White Ribbon campaign following its weekly service on Sunday, November 27, from 10.45am. Photo: Google Maps

St Columba Presbyterian Churches in Otumoetai is taking a stand against family violence in support of White Ribbon Day.

Reverend Donald Hegan and the congregation of St Columba on Otumoetai Road is inviting the community to join them for a morning tea to plant white ribbon stakes on Sunday, November 27.  

“We want to make a statement to our community that family violence is not ok,” says Reverend Hegan.

St Columba’s morning tea on Sunday is one of several stake planting organised by churches across the North Island that have partnered up with Presbyterian Support Northern to support the White Ribbon campaign which aims to end men’s violence against women.

PSN community advocate Anne Overton says displaying posters or billboards and planting white ribbons in visible public places are simple acts that everyone can participate in and help to spread the message that family violence is not OK.

“It’s such an easy way to make a powerful statement about family violence. Planting white ribbons together is a great way to unite people and ignite conversations about a major social problem that affects our communities.”

PSN is a charitable organisation which provides services to families and people struggling with age, disability or injury. It also advocates on behalf of those experiencing domestic abuse to help them to get safe and stay safe.

St Columba Presbyterian Church on Otumoetai Road will hold a special morning tea in support of the White Ribbon campaign following it’s usual weekly service on Sunday, November 27, from 10.45am.




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1 Comment

Careful here...

Posted on 26-11-2016 14:08 | By morepork

Anything that protests violence as a solution and especially, family violence, has got be good and should be supported. But I’m not happy with the "mission statement" here. "St Columba’s morning tea...aims to end men’s violence against women." So, women who beat up men are OK? Like, gangs of young women who attack elderly men (Greeton recently...), domestic violence where wives assault their husbands, mothers who bash their kids? If we are going to insist on Political Correctness then this needs to be re-worded.

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