We are a global network of Christians committed to standing against domestic abuse in all of its forms.
We recognise that power and control lie at the root of domestic abuse/violence, and that these are often manifested within structures such as patriarchy and racism, and sometimes within the Christian church.
We join with survivors in speaking against the evils of domestic abuse/violence, and we share resources, prayers, education, encouragement, and action/event planning on a global and local scale.
Above all, we are disciples of Jesus Christ who believe that all people - regardless of religion, political background, age, sex, or nationality - were created for freedom, not abuse; peace, not violence.
When we talk about domestic abuse and violence, we work with the United Nations’ definition:
“Domestic abuse, also called "domestic violence" or "intimate partner violence", can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure, or wound someone. Domestic abuse can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. It can occur within a range of relationships including couples who are married, living together or dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.”
Statement of Faith
Members of CNEDA come from different branches of Christianity; Protestant, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, and others are represented in our network. Everything we do is rooted in our Christian faith which is simply defined in the WEA's Statement of Faith, which we ask all members of CNEDA to subscribe to.
If you're a Christian individual or an organisation working to end domestic abuse/violence in your local context and are interested in joining CNEDA, fill out this form expressing your interest and we'll be in touch!Join CNEDA