ADVOCACY FOR VICTIMS OF ABUSE
There is an epidemic affecting one out of every four women.
They suffer behind closed doors, most often concealing their pain, fearful of those on both sides of the door. These are the victims of abuse. They are neighbors, co-workers, friends, and loved ones. Victims of abuse come from all walks of life, and this epidemic knows no boundaries. While the secular world can offer protection and advice, it cannot provide the one thing most needed: Jesus’s healing touch that brings renewal and hope.
The Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada addresses sexual assault and its related concern, domestic violence, through the Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA) initiative. As a church we acknowledge the reality of brokenness and sin in the world as well as the power of the community to heal brokenness through Jesus Christ. AVA informs, educates, and raises awareness in our congregations and communities.
Brenda Coble Impey is the AVA Canada Director.
Her email address is: ava(at)covchurch.ca
Information from our denomination is available here. Note that this is US based information. We are working to provide Canadian information soon.
Mending the Soul
Congregations are empowered to address the wounds of abuse and to become safe sanctuaries and healing communities where people can flourish and grow into whole and healthy disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more…