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    enditnow® Emphasis Day – Abuse of power

    26 August 2022 - 27 August 2022

    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 initiative, which extends to more than 200 countries and territories, was launched in October 2009 in partnership between the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)-a prominent humanitarian organization-and the Department of Women’s Ministries of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, two entities that are representative of the Adventist Church.

    enditnow is the most important stand the Seventh-day Adventist Church has ever taken regarding violence against men, women and children.

    Here’s what you and your church can do.

    1. Tune into the National Online Summit – Facebook 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, “Abuse of Power,” was written by  Ardis and Dick Stenbakken, a retired pastoral couple who have a wide background in church and family ministry.
    3. Ensure that your 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.

    Get help

    If you or someone you know is a victim, 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 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

    26 August – Online Summit

    Abuse of power is an issue that’s  infrequently spoke about in our church and difficult to address. Adventist Women Australia will be hosting a National Online Summit for enditnow on Friday, August 26 at 7:30pm.Learn how we can make a difference, raise awareness and be the voice of the voiceless.

    Guest speaker:  PROFESSOR. INGRID SLIKKERS
    Assistant Professor of Social Work and Exec Director of the International Center for Trauma Education and Care at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA.

    To join, follow the “Online Summit” link tand click “Going“. Updated will be posted on that  Facebook event page.

     

    27 August – enditnow® Emphasis Day

    How do those in power and leadership relate to church members? Many members have had painful experiences that they may have never spoken about but that nonetheless need to be addressed. This is a sensitive topic, and we ask that in all we do and say we do not make general statements about all people in power since this does not apply to all, only to some.

    ZIP FILES

    English | French | Spanish | Portuguese (coming soon; check here for availability)

     

    enditnow® Emphasis Day 2021

    In 2021, enditnow® Emphasis Day focused on the issues of youth violence and pornography. You can revisit the them at https://sydney.adventist.org.au/events/enditnow-2021/.

    WHEN

    26 August 2022 - 27 August 2022

    CONTACT INFO

    Beryl Landers
    [email protected]

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