Domestic abuse and social isolation: how Christians can help the vulnerable, with Louise Cunningham @ Moore College Audio / Video uri icon

abstract

  • The serious problem of domestic abuse in our community is exacerbated by Covid-19 social isolation restrictions. While extra funding for shelters, helplines, counsellors, etc. is very important when it comes to providing help in these circumstances, Christian communities also have a significant role to play. I speak with Louise Cunningham from Emu Plains Anglican church, who is my co-chaplain at Moore College. Louise has years of experience in providing pastoral and practical care for people subject to domestic abuse. Louise shares some key principles for what to do – and what not to do – to help us as Christians to care for the vulnerable and help them to seek safety in these difficult times of social isolation.

publication date

  • April 1, 2020