Domestic Abuse webinar: Tuesday 24 November 2020

The Methodist Church held its first Domestic Abuse Webinar on Tuesday 24 November 2020.

You can view the webinar again below

The Methodist Church’s first Domestic Abuse Webinar aimed to promote awareness of domestic abuse and look at how as a church we can begin to tackle this and respond appropriately to victims/survivors.

We put together a packed and diverse programme including an interview with the Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Nicole Jacobs.

Other speakers included

  • Mandy Marshall, Co-Founder and previous Co-Director of the domestic abuse charity Restored (now the Director for Gender Justice for the Anglican Communion) 
  • The Revd Helen Cameron, Chair of Northampton District
  • The Revd Dr Jonathan Hustler, Secretary of the Methodist Conference

There were also contributions from domestic abuse survivors.

The Vice-President and President of the Methodist Conference opened and closed the proceedings.

Please find below some helpful resources

Here is the resource from the Anglican Communion on Domestic Abuse & COVID-19:
How Churches Can Respond (available in multiple languages

Research infographic highlighting key results of academic research on domestic abuse within churches across Cumbria

Free survivors handbook available from Restored

Domestic Abuse and Young People from Safe Lives

NSPCC report on Disadvantaged Teenagers, Intimate Partner Violence and Coercive Control

Research into Abuse within young people's relationships (mentioned by Mandy Marshall)

The Anglican Communion has a host of events happening now that you can join in

Restored has a primary school education resource

Restored church pack - including some theology

The Domestic Abuse bill can be found here

 Sources of support are here

The Methodist Church seeks to offer a safe place for all people in its worship and community life and holds that domestic abuse in all its forms is unacceptable, inconsistent and incompatible with the Christian faith.