This weekend is the launch of Restored’s men’s campaign: First Man Standing. Even if you can’t be there you can sign up now at www.restoreduk.org/firstmanstanding
Peter, Natalie and her husband Baggy will be speaking on Saturday 25 June to 500 men camping in a field near Swindon! This is the Gathering, the annual conference of Christian Vision for Men (see www.cvmen.org.uk). CVM’s vision is for men to follow Christ and encourage each other. They are pioneering “The Code”, a new rule of life for men that includes much that supports First Man Standing. Carl Beech, the head of CVM, has been a great supporter and encourager of Restored during our development period.
First Man Standing is an opportunity for men everywhere to be the first in their family, club, church or workplace to stand up and speak out about building strong relationships and ending violence against women. We are proposing three steps for men to follow in order to make a difference:
- Respect all women everywhere and demonstrate love and support for women and children in your family.
- Challenge other men by speaking out to your friends and colleagues about ending violence and negative attitudes towards women.
- Join the cause and make a personal pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.
We are encouraged that as men stand up, we will start to change the culture and to turn the tide of violence against women. Sign up now!