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In line with the vision for our unique initiative for empowering, educating, & equipping faith communities to effectively tackle all forms of Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) that occur in their environments, we are hosting the national educational conference specifically focussed on the church.

Dubbed “Tackling Domestic Violence & Abuse In Faith Communities: A FOCUS ON THE CHURCH”, the event is open to national Church leaders, other Christians especially those who serve in the church or in other areas of society, academics, politicians, survivors of DVA, & multi-discipline professionals who work with victims and perpetrators of DVA.

Date: Thursday, 14 April 2016

Time: 9.00am to 4.30pm.

Venue: St John’s School Of Mission, Chilwell Lane, Bramcote, Nottingham, NG9 3DS. (please note this is a change of venue).

Cost: FREE, but we encourage all delegates to plan to attend the full day as there is a full & packed programme to benefit from. Lunch & educational literature will be provided. To book your place CLICK HERE.

Special Guests: PASTORS JOHN & DEBBY WRIGHT – National Directors Of Vineyard Churches & Senior Pastors Of Trent Vineyard Church; REV’D DR ELIZABETH KOEPPING – Anglican Priest At Diocese Of Germany & Northern Europe, & Research Fellow In World Christianity & Domestic Violence & Abuse At University Of Edinburgh; PASTOR WINDSOR QUEENSBOROUGH, Senior Pastor At Zion City Tabernacle & Founder Of Not Another One; REV’D DAVID SHEARER, Senior Pastor Of Coton Green Church; & RT. REV’D DR DAVID E CARR OSL – Bishop Abbot Of The Order Of St Leonard, Senior Pastor Of Renewal Christian Centre, & An Overseer Of The Free Methodist Church In Europe.

Educators: Representing a wide dimension of highly experienced & knowledgeable experts, educators of the day are: JOHN ROBINSON – Nottinghamshire DVA Champion & CEO Of Gedling Borough Council, KUDAKWASHE NYAKUDYA – Survivor Of DVA In The Church & Founder Of Kahrmel Wellness, DR LISA OAKLEY – Expert Academic On Spiritual Abuse At Manchester Metropolitan University, DAMIAN CARNELL – Trainer On Working With Perpetrators & Director Of End Gendered Abuse, RUMBIDZAI BVUNZAWABAYA – Principal Of RBM Solicitors, & JUSTIN HUMPHREYS – Head Of Safeguarding Of Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service.

They will teach on the nature, consequences, & impact of DVA as it is experienced in the church / Christian community. They will give deep insight on the needs of adult and child victims in the church; and boldly emphasise on how to facilitate radical work with perpetrators of DVA, given that they are the key factors in causing DVA. They will also give direction on the best practical approaches to apply in a way that provides improved outcomes for adult & child victims. The church will also be inspired to become an agent of social change in society, especially regarding pandemics like DVA.

Topics covered: 

  • Complex Dynamics Affecting Adult & Child Victims In The Church
  • Behavioural Patterns & Traits Of Perpetrators
  • Spiritual Abuse In The Context Of DVA
  • The Experiences Of Migrant Victims
  • Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation
  • The Collision Of Faith & Culture
  • Post-separation DVA
  • The Best Approach To Tackling Domestic Violence In The Church
  • The Church Becoming An Agent Of Social Change
  • & making the declaration & signing the pledge against DVA

We warmly invite you to join us at this event, that will incredibly transform your understanding and knowledge of DVA in the church community, and empower you to take the appropriate action – at all times. We strongly encourage you to attend the full educational conference for maximum benefit. Book your place here and invite others to join you too. Exhibition tables are also available.

For details on our work with faith communities, please visit or contact us at 01212317465.

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