The Value Of Church Leaders In Tackling Domestic Violence & Abuse


Written by Kudakwashe Nyakudya Domestic Violence & Abuse (DVA) usually happens in private directed towards an adult and or a child victim. It also happens in systems that uphold the oppression and inequality of women. DVA secretly devastates the church community by devastating its smallest unit, the family. Responding to it therefore needs a defiant community … Continue reading The Value Of Church Leaders In Tackling Domestic Violence & Abuse

The Complex Dynamics Unique To Faith Communities


Written by Kudakwashe Nyakudya Faith doctrines, traditions & values can either be primary resources or roadblocks, in tackling  Domestic Violence & Abuse (DVA)1. This is because adult & child victims & survivors of DVA respond to their affliction on the basis of the belief systems that have been formed in them through the teachings & practices of their faith. This is … Continue reading The Complex Dynamics Unique To Faith Communities

What’s So Good About Submission? By Dionne Gravesande


Dionne Gravesande explores the thorny and contentious issue of submission in 21st century Christian marriages During a pre-Christmas meal with some friends, an area of conversation we touched on was the subject of submission.  Without breaking confidence of the discussion, I found it interesting that the single women suggested blind marital submission was out of the … Continue reading What’s So Good About Submission? By Dionne Gravesande

Churches Urged To Tackle Domestic Violence by Gavin Drake


FAITH communities, including churches, are reluctant to tackle domestic violence and sexual abuse because of their understanding of their sacred texts, and a lack of understanding of the issues, a conference heard this week. Leaders of different faiths joined police, local politicians, and professionals for the conference, held on Tuesday at a centre attached to … Continue reading Churches Urged To Tackle Domestic Violence by Gavin Drake