Scripture teaches that men and women “are joint heirs of the grace of life” (1 Peter 3:7). On National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, we confess that patriarchal attitudes (present even in our churches) can contribute toward violence against women. We condemn gender-based violence, especially the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and affirm the dignity and agency of women. #MyActionsMatter #EndVAW #MMIWG
God’s light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness cannot put it out.
We live with the pain of Eden’s curse,
we live with the promise of Eden regained.