WE WILL SPEAK OUT SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 23, 2014
We Will Speak Out is calling all congregations across faiths and denominations to dedicate SPEAK OUT SUNDAY on November 23, 2014 to dialogue, teaching, prayer and action around sexual and gender based violence and its prevention.
WeWillSpeakOut.US (WWSO) is an outgrowth of the We Will Speak Out (Global) coalition, which was established in March 2011 at Lambeth Palace in London at the launch of Tearfund‘s ‘Silent No More‘ research report. The report highlighted the untapped potential and challenges of the worldwide church to prevent and respond to sexual violence.
Recognizing both the prevalence of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) in the United States, as well as the potential for American organizations and congregations to influence change, WWSO Steering Committee Member and Week of Compassion partner, IMA World Health, launched WeWillSpeakOut.US to unite and amplify existing voices and programs throughout the U.S.
We Will Speak Out Sunday will be November 23 because the United Nations has designated November 25 as the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women,” which kicks off the Center for Women’s Global Leadership’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, observed from November 25 through December 10, 2014. SPEAK OUT SUNDAY is the faith community’s way of uniting with and amplifying these global efforts.
For more information on how your congregation can SPEAK OUT, see the website for a range of information and resources. Join us in SPEAKING OUT on November 23, 2014 and put your Compassion in Action!
This Week’s Responses:
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance
Missouri, Fire Relief
Cameroon, Refugee Relief