Our Presiding Bishop, Rev Purity Malinga launched a campaign against Gender Based Violence today, which will run for 7 weeks – please share this message widely.

FREEDOM FROM FEAR: MCSA Against GBV Campaign LaunchBishop Purity Malinga, Presiding Bishop

Posted by Methodist Church of Southern Africa on Sunday, 28 June 2020

Please find the MCSA resources hereunder:-

MCSA Transforming Masculinities Manual June 2020

A Gender Based Violence Resource Page will also be created on their website: https://methodist.org.za/

Follow their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MethChurch/

A prayer for those working to end violence against women.

Great God we give you thanks that you call us out of silence to name hidden and domestic violence.

Today we pray for all those women who despite suffering from violence, continue to care for family and children, to grow and prepare food, carry water, earn a living and offer support to others.

We pray for women who are trafficked as domestic or sex workers; for women who are raped and do not know how to find words to name their pain or a way into the future.

We pray for transformation of our societies which often find it easier to judge the victims of violence than to solve the problems of injustice

We pray that women’s voices may be heard and taken into account in all peace and reconciliation work.

We pray for a transformation in the violent way many men act towards and think about women.

We pray for right and just relations between women and men that together we may transform and overcome violence in all its forms and learn to celebrate our diversity and interdependence

We look forward to the age of peace, when violence is banished, both women and men are able to love and to be loved, and the work and wealth of our world is justly shared.

Amen.