Standing against domestic violence
Church-goers?have been told not to sit in the pews and turn a blind eye to domestic abuse that might be plaguing their brothers and sisters in Christ.
They have also been cautioned against allowing strict adherence to religious principles to stop them from calling for help.
This is the view of acting director of the Bureau of Gender Affairs, Nalita Gajadhar, who said it was important that congregations take a stand and say domestic violence must end.
She was speaking at a women’s ministry march of the Seventh-day Adventist Church at Emerald City car park, Six Roads, St Philip, yesterday. The theme of the event on domestic violence was End It Now.
“And we know that there are brothers who sit with us and lead us in prayer and lead us in worship . . . that we know that some of them are also abusing their partners,” Gajadhar said. (LK)