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SANCTUARY: the Church and Domestic Abuse

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Margaret Powell House

401-407 Midsummer Boulevard

Milton Keynes

MK9 3BN

United Kingdom

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1 in 4 women are victims of domestic abuse.

The statistic is not affected by geography, race, social or economic status, or religious belief. It might be physical, verbal, sexual, emotional, mental or financial.

We believe the church should be a safe place for victims and survivors, should model a Christ-like masculinity to society, should demonstrate Godly use of power, should be a powerful voice against abuse and should be wise in its approach to perpatrators. Sadly, this is not always the case, and we have a reputation for the exact opposit in many cases.

This day of training will equip church leaders and teams to:

  • Understand the nature and scope of abuse
  • Spot signs of abusive behaviour
  • Listen to disclosure in a safe way
  • Create safe spaces for survivors to tell their story
  • Work in intelligent partnerships with local authorities
  • Model masculinity which resemble Christ rather than exerting control
  • Enable healing to take place

The day is designed for senior church leaders and trusted members of the church who might take a lead in championing this cause in their local church.

As a result of the day, we aim to launch a 'safe standard' and associated certification for churches across Milton Keynes, obviously designating them as safe places to those currently suffering abuse.

Input and training through the day will be provided by:

  • Restored
  • MK-ACT
  • Thames Valley Police
  • Bishop Alan Wilson
  • Abuse Survivors

Doors open at 10:00 with refreshments sevred on arrival for a 10:15 start. Lunch will be provided.

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Margaret Powell House

401-407 Midsummer Boulevard

Milton Keynes

MK9 3BN

United Kingdom

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