The National Executive of Wesleyan Women hosted a forum on Domestic Violence at our National Office in Brisbane on 25 May 2017. The purpose of the forum was to inform key stakeholders in the Wesleyan Church and Wesleyan Women on domestic violence issues, to resource-share and to brain-storm strategic responses going forward. Julie Tyler (Southern District) facilitated discussions and provided input. Elisiva Moala of Divine Grace WMC, (Sth Qld District), Leonie Taylor of One Mob Fellowship and Lee-Anne Simpson from Yeppoon (Nth Qld District) were keynote presenters. Written submissions were also received from June Qoraqana (Solomon Islands Wesleyan Women), David Collins (missionary/theological trainer, Solomon Islands) and the office of Dame Carol Kidu, retired Member of Parliament in Papua New Guinea. The forum resolved to form a task force to draft a strong position statement on domestic violence for presentation to the National Board of Administration.
– Deb Kuss (on behalf of National Wesleyan Women)