Domestic Violence is never acceptable and cannot be justified on any grounds.
As a community we value dignity, equality and the inherent value of all persons - regardless of gender, race, belief system or financial position.
We recognise with concern the issue of domestic violence in our city, which predominantly affects women and children and where the perpetrators are most often male. In living out the biblical message that all men and women are created equal in God's image (Genesis 1.27 & Galatians 3:28) we become committed advocates to change attitudes that contribute to the demeaning of and violence against women.
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. - Galatians 3:28