Anglican leadership will present this motion to the October Synod
That this Synod:
Notes the Royal Commission into Family Violence (RCFV), reporting to
the Victorian State Government in March 2016, included three particular
recommendations for faith communities 163, 164 and 165 may be found
al/RCFV-Vol-V.pdf for recommendations.
Acknowledges the significance of these recommendations and the desire
to live as faithful Christians honouring the sanctity of all life:
- a) Continues to recognise the ground breaking work of Anglicans
Helping to Prevent Violence Against Women project (PVAW) and in
particular the Active Bystander Program and recommends
participation in the program to all parishes.
- b) Requests that the Active Bystander Training Program be made
compulsory training for clergy, lay ministers and ordinands
throughout the Diocese as part of Professional Standards Training.
- c) Commits the recommendations to prayerful discussion by all Anglican
parishes, agencies and schools in the Diocese.
- d) Encourages conversation of the issues across ecumenical, multifaith
and multicultural communities.
Moved: Bishop Genieve Blackwell; Seconded: The Ven Jan Crombie