Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.
— Proverbs 31:8-9 —
Proverbs 31 records the wise sayings of a godly mother, a God given challenge not just to her son, but to all God's people to use their voice to advocate on behalf of others.
It's a challenge we take very seriously at Restored, as we raise our voices to speak up and defend the rights of survivors of abuse.
Violence against women affects 1 in 3 women worldwide; it is crucially important that we raise awareness of it, encourage Christians to take action, and lobby for change.
Speaking up . . .
Through the continuing work of Restored and other organisations, it is now our responsibility as people of faith to speak out and end it.
— Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury —