Gender-based violence is a sin: Break the silence campaign

Break the Silence Sunday was held this year on November 19th.

This is the second year in which a collective wide effort by the Fiji Council of Churches (FCC)  marked the 16 Days of Activism and Break the Silence Sunday (BTS Sunday). Following a motion by The Most Reverend Dr. Winston Halapua, Head of the Anglican Diocese of Polynesia at the FCC’s meeting on September 15, 2016, members made a consensus decision to support the 16 Days of Activism campaign and the “Break the Silence” Sunday (BTS Sunday) initiative. 

Christian leaders in Fiji unite to declare that gender based violence is a sin, in this advert shown on television and cinema screens as part of the 16 Days of Activism against gender based violence.

The 16 Days Campaign is an opportunity for individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women

Why does the Church participate?
• To break the silence within our church and our families about family violence
• To affirm as Christians that we are all equal – made in the image of God
• To affirm as Christians that violence has no place within our families, our Church, our schools, our communities
• To add our voices and prayers to those around the world seeking the elimination of gender based violence

Follow these links to fantastic liturgical resources, including service booklets, with multiple translations. 

download the booklet

14 pg PDF