2006 Statement on Domestic Violence

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2006 Statement – PC(USA), pp. 50-51, 788-789
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tem 09-04. Monitoring Report on the Implementation of Turn Mourning Into Dancing! A Policy Statement on Healing Domestic Violence with Recommendations.

The 217th General Assembly (2006) approved the following:

Monitoring Report on the Implementation of Turn Mourning Into Dancing! A Policy Statement on Healing Domestic Violence with Recommendations

The 217th General Assembly (2006) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) reaffirm[ed] the action taken by the 213th General Assembly (2001) calling on “the whole church to affirm God’s gift of abundant life in Jesus Christ to all” (Minutes, 2001, Part I, p. 242) and voted to do the following:

1. Approve[d] the “Monitoring Report on the Implementation of ‘Turn Mourning Into Dancing! A Policy Statement on Healing Domestic Violence.'”

2. Commend[ed] the entities listed in this report for their efforts to implement the actions included in “Turn Mourning Into Dancing! A Policy Statement on Healing Domestic Violence.”

3. Urge[d] the entities of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to report their ongoing efforts to implement the actions included in “Turn Mourning Into Dancing! A Policy Statement on Healing Domestic Violence” to future General Assemblies.

4. Encourage[d] the members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to become advocates of God’s restorative justice for all of God’s people in our daily lives and work; and to bring healing to those abused.

5. Encourage[d] the members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to consider prayerfully contributing their human and financial resources toward the work of the Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN), a network of the Presbyterian Health, Education and Welfare Association (PHEWA).

6. Call[ed] on the members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to support local, state, national, and international legislation that is consistent with the General Assembly’s policy on “Turn Mourning Into Dancing! A Policy Statement on Healing Domestic Violence.”

7. Reaffirm[ed] the call of previous General Assemblies urging the United States Senate to ratify the United Nations Conventions on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and on the Rights of the Child.

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