Kia Ora, Talofa, and Greetings.
White Ribbon Day is held each year on 25 November. This international campaign is a platform for individuals, churches and organisations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women.
This year, I would like to encourage our congregations and leaders to unite in solidarity and worship on Sunday 27 November 2022 at the beginning of the Advent season. You could light a candle of hope, share the meaning of ‘hope’, pray and recommit to the task of preventing family violence in our homes, churches, work environments and local communities.
Family violence is a blight on our communities, especially violence against women and children. The high number of family harm incidents in Aotearoa New Zealand is of deep concern. Violence – including physical, spiritual, sexual and/or psychological violence – is escalating, and guns are being used more often. The impact on domestic relationships is devastating and traumatic... download here the full message from Rev Hana Popea.
Video, Worship and other resources for White Ribbon 2022
For White Ribbon 2022, the Rev Hana Popea, the PCANZ’s new White Ribbon Ambassador, has prepared video resources for parishes, and also Worship resources - reflection, prayers, call to worship and benedictions, and music suggestions for use on White Ribbon Sunday, 27 November. See the White Ribbon 2022 website page or see links to White Ribbon 2022 resources below.