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.
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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.
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.
*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.
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
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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.