Churches challenged to champion elimination of violence

The Anglican Diocese of Polynesia aims to work ecumenically to eliminate all forms of violence – at home and in the community.

They  hope to work with other churches in the future to champion the elimination of violence in all forms.

Diocesan secretary/registrar John Simmons said there was a need to tackle the issue and the church was one of the major organisations which could lead the charge against violence.

This was one of the main issues discussed at the 36th Synod of the Diocese of Polynesia  held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Suva at the beginning of May.

“The church stands up against violence in all forms. I was the mover of that in the last Synod, I am an advocate of the elimination of violence and what better way to start than in the church,” Mr Simmons said.

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