‘You are not alone.’ Arlington Heights vigil supports domestic abuse victims
Three Catholic churches were involved in organizing the first vigil in 2015, held in accordance with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, said Kellen, a member of the domestic violence ministry at St. James Catholic Church. Five other Christian communities joined for this year’s event, which focused on how to respond to victims seeking help. Click here for full story.
2018 Shine the Light Interfaith Prayer Vigil – Faith Leadership Pledge of Support
As leaders in our respective faith communities, we come together to pledge to open our hearts to those affected by domestic violence. We have been taught to “love one another, as I have loved you,” therefore:
We commit to foster a faith community founded on:
- Mutual respect;
- Attentive listening;
- Prayerful support for victims; and
- Promoting healthy relationships based on the equal dignity of men and women.
We commit to support those affected by violence by:
- Educating ourselves, our staff and church members;
- Connecting victims to area support agencies;
- Listening and encouraging victims along their journey to safety and healing.
We urge each one of you to join us in our faith community support for victims of domestic violence.