WHEREAS, domestic violence is found in families of all economic levels, among all professions and in all parts of our world, and

WHEREAS, violent acts within the family are receiving increasing publicity, and

WHEREAS, minors, who have little or no influence in decision-making and are incapable of self-protection, are often victims of said violence,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) meeting in Anaheim, California, July 31-August 5, 1981,

1.That congregational leaders be urged to study the trends of their communities in regard to domestic violence;
2.That congregational leaders be encouraged to study causal relationships and means of preventing domestic violence;
3.That congregations or clusters of congregations be encouraged to help organize and participate in local consortia of church, law enforcement and community agencies to assist both the abusers and the victims of domestic violence.

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