Thursday, September 7, 2017

Anglican Church offers formal apology to victims of domestic violence

From Australia-

The Anglican Church of Australia has for the first time apologised to victims of domestic violence — many of whom, it says, have been let down by Church leaders and teachings — and pledged to undertake independent research into the nature and extent of family violence in Anglican communities.

The Church's triennial General Synod meeting, held this week in Maroochydore, Queensland, heard abuse of power was "at the heart" of many relationship problems in the church.

"We grieve with victims and survivors of domestic abuse, and pray for their healing and recovery," the General Synod said in its apology.

"We give thanks for those women and men, clergy and lay people, who have faithfully supported, cared for and protected such victims in our churches and communities.

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