Jodi Williams (Peace Prize laureate for her work to ban land mines) and the other leaders of the Nobel Women’s Initiative are taking part, as are many organizations throughout the world.
Today is “Speak Out! Sunday.”
IMA World Health is supporting the UN campaign of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence with their “We Will Speak Out!” campaign designed to inspire people of all faiths to take leadership in abolishing intimate violence. This is precisely the vision and mission of SAIV as well. www.saiv.net
You can download the entire guide from this link: http://www.wewillspeakout.us/wp-admin/images/sermon_guide/wwso.sermon_guide.pdf
For more general information, please visit: www.wewillspeakout.us.
It was my privilege to attend the EMO/ROSS (Ecumenical Ministries/Russian Oregon Social Services) panel entitled “We Will Speak Out” in September this year. IMA World Health Director, Rick Santos, spoke movingly about the origins of the campaign to end Gender and Sexual Based Violence. Rick’s work has taken him around the globe. He was in Haiti at the time of the devastating earthquake and survived being buried under rubble for several days. It was in Congo that “We Will Speak Out” was born. You can read more about the work for peace and justice for women in Congo at this site:
The SPIRITUAL ALLIANCE TO STOP INTIMATE VIOLENCE (SAIV) exists to inspire people of all faiths, leaders of all religions and spiritual traditions, to join together in raising our voices so as to break the silence in which intimate violence sadly flourishes. Please consider visiting the SAIV website if you have not already done so and catching the vision of founders Riane Eisler and Betty Williams. You will be “inspired to SAIV.”