Towards A World Without Gender-Based Violence – Vers Un Monde Sans Violence Sexiste
On Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 at 1 pm EDT we hosted an online 90 minute conversation about how we as a community, and individually, can work towards a world without gender-based violence.
It was an enlightening time of discussions on social interconnections with gender-based violence, transformational mindset theory, incorporation of Indigenous medicine practices; related decolonization efforts, and what types of behaviours and thoughts seem to be embedded in normal society.
Through justice advocate Danielle Strickland and Moose Hide Campaign speakers, Sage Lacerte and David Stephenson, as well as Global Thursdays in Black Ambassadors: Bishop Susan Johnson, Evangelical Church in Canada and Rev. Michael Blair, The United Church of Canada, you will learn about the inspirations behind movements to help raise us from the darkness in which gender-based violence often thrives.
To access a recording of this informative webinar, please click on the below YouTube video.
You will be encouraged to “be together in this work” after listening to these mobilization movement leaders.
Click here to download the Thursdays In Black – Towards A World Without Gender-Based Violence transcript.
Click here for Thursday in Black Action Sheet
Churches have an important role in ending gender-based violence.
What does this mean? How can we take action?
Thursdays in Black
Our WICC Council and Staff support “Thursdays in Black”, wearing black in solidarity of ending rape and violence in our world. This grassroots movement is endorsed by the World Day of Prayer International Committee.
Join us with your own solidarity button available through our online store ($20 for 20 Thursday in Black buttons).
WICC Thursdays in Black Video was created by Laura Van-Schaick of the Salvation Army.
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Liturgy for December 6th
WICC also offers a series of liturgy for use on December 6th, Canada’s “National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women”. These interdenominational services are free and focus on remembrance and hope.
WICC Prayer Service and Call to Action against Gender-Based Violence (2021) – PDF, Word
The Light Shines in the Darkness (2015) – PDF, Word
A New Day will Dawn on Us From Above (2014) – PDF, Word
Heal Us, Strengthen Us and Renew Us (2013) – PDF, Word
Building Hope in Community (2012) – PDF, Word
Téléchargez une copie maintenant:
La lumière brille dans les ténèbres (2015) – PDF, Word
L’astre levant viendra pour nous d’en haut (2014) – PDF, Word
Guérison, force et renouveau (2013) – PDF, Word
Construire l’espérance pour la communauté – PDF, Word
Status of Women
For more information about gender-based violence, please consult the Status of Women Canada website.
Restore: Ending Violence Against Women
The Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada has updated its “Healing Waters” resource on gender-based violence. The new version, “Restore”, was recently introduced here. It is a detailed tool for understanding and acting against violence.
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