Christian Aid Scotland and the Scottish Episcopal Church have released a new resource that addresses gender-based violence.
Every day, we hear stories reflecting the challenging and often dangerous experiences women face because of their gender - both in Scotland and throughout the world.
One in three women will experience physical or sexual violence, most likely by an intimate partner. Less than 25% of the world's parliamentarians are female. And yet, we believe we are made in the image of God. All of us.
‘Gender-based violence diminishes us all.'
In her introduction to the new resource, Head of Christian Aid Scotland, Sally Foster-Fulton says, 'Gender-based violence is a global pandemic which has undermined the will and purpose of God for too long.
'It diminishes us all, stifles the lives of women and girls and fractures our relationships. It is all too easy to assume that this is a problem that exists somewhere else. However, violence against women respects no boundaries: geographical, social or cultural.'
In line with Christian Aid’s commitment to work ecumenically on this issue, Christian Aid Scotland and the Scottish Episcopal Church have released Loving one another, a biblical resource which addresses gender-based violence.
Based on similar material developed by the Episcopal Church in Brazil, Loving one another seeks to look at gender inequality through a global lens and to learn how to apply it locally and personally.
In this insightful collaboration between Brazil and Scotland, Sally continues, 'This material exposes the spectrum of violence faced by women and girls and calls for change that goes to the heart of our faith. I hope you will read, engage, reflect and act.'
Get your copy
You can download Loving one another (2.5mb) now. Alternatively, for a print version, email Wendy Young, Christian Aid's Worship and Theology Partnerships Coordinator, or call her on 0141 241 6137.
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