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    enditnow® Emphasis Day – Youth violence & Pornography

    27 August 2021 - 26 September 2021
    Online

    More and more we read in the newspapers of violence perpetuated by and against young people. We can no longer pretend that this problem exists only outside the doors of our church.

    This year for enditnow® Emphasis Day we have chosen to focus on the issues of youth violence and pornography. These are not issues normally discussed, and we know that some will be uncomfortable with the topic. Yet it is vital that we recognize the problem.

    We must find ways to help them deal with the destructive and harmful effects resulting from these types of abuses. With God’s help we will make a difference in the lives of individuals struggling with these issues and help the healing process to begin.

     

     

     

    Church Announcement Video

    Download the video here.

     

    Local Sermons

     

    enditnow is the most important stand the Seventh-day Adventist Church has ever taken regarding violence against men, women and children. Through this campaign, more than 15 million Adventist church members-men, women, and children-are expected to create a global movement that will be mobilized within their own communities, where each person will actively work to create awareness and share solutions on ways to end this global problem.

    How does it work?

    enditnow is a global initiative to raise awareness and advocate for the end of violence around the world. It aims to mobilize Seventh-day Adventists around the world and invites other community groups to join in to resolve this worldwide issue.

    Here’s what you and your church can do.

    1. Tune into the National Online SummitFacebook Event
    2.  Deliver the enditnow sermon* in your church. The video is already available for download via the enditnow® resource packet button above. The sermon, “Bringing Peace Home,” was written by Sarah McDugal, MSA-ID, author, trainer, abuse recovery coach and founder of WildernesstoWILD.com.
    3. Ensure that you church has a plan to assist those in need of help. AdSafe is available to help.
    4. Share this information with your church network.

    *This enditnow® resource packet comes to us from North American Division Women’s Ministries. While many of the statistics and information are specific to the North America, much of it holds true in Australia as well.

    Helpful:

    Get Help

    If you or someone you know is a victim of violence or are struggling with pornography, help is available. AdSafe Ltd is a service of the Seventh-day Adventist Church committed to maintaining safe environments within the church and facilitating healing and justice pathways for victims of sexual and physical abuse.

    AdSafe’s Survivor Services team provides care and support, and creates a safe environment where survivors can share their stories and be empowered to seek justice. www.adsafe.org.au

    Other options for help.

    • Relationships Australia, 1300 364 277
    • DV Crisis Line, 1800RESPECT or 1300 737 732
    • Child Protection Helpline, 13 2111
    • NSW Rape Crisis, 1800 424 017
    • MensLine Australia, 1300 78 99 78
    • Men’s Referral Service, 1300 766 491
    • LifeLine 13 11 14
    • Adventist Counselling Services (ACS), 1300 723 070

    Contact

    Looking for something else? Have something you/your church would like to contribute? Contact the Communications Department at [email protected] and we will do our best to assist.

    WHEN

    27 August 2021 - 26 September 2021

    WHERE

    Online

    Speakers

    Sarah McDugal

    Sarah McDugal regularly appears on TV/radio as a speaker on forgiveness, healing, and how to better handle abuse in the church. She holds a Master’s in International Development from Andrews University, as well as a Bachelor’s in English and Religious Studies from Southern Adventist University.

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