A Canadian Christian ministry
to bring God’s Love and
Truth to the neediest
“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.”
(Matthew 5:23 NIV)
“Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”
(Matthew 6:12 NIV)
OVERCOMING GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING (Cont’d)
(Acts 2:44 & 1 John 3:18)
Caring for the victims is not only addressing their first material needs but also provide economic empowerment.
· The congregation should be always ready to address the first needs of the victims, such as contributing for the payment of medical bills, medicine, clothes, and provide food, etc.
· For the longer term, church members trained in business and accountancy are to share gratuitously their expertise and experience, with the victims and their relatives in mentoring sessions and workshops in entrepreneurship, with a view for the victims to be reintegrated in their community.
· Students in management, ICT, economy, etc. should assist in these trainings.
· Microfinance and other financing initiatives should be encouraged within the congregation and in the communities.
God’s Justice is not only to appear in the legal system and in courts, but it is also to be practiced in our daily activities to give justice to the neediest.
· Always work in collaboration with law enforcement mechanisms and specialized social services.
· Church members who are trained in law, who work in the police force or in the armed forces are to intervene as soon as possible on the crime scene, and follow gratuitously the legal process to fight impunity. They must check the legal frame and law enforcement mechanisms, and see how to improve them.
· Church members who are lawyers, paralegals and students, are to set up information meetings for the church and the community on human rights, Gender, women’s and children’s rights, victims’ rights, etc.
Truth is to be told and exposed to God’s light. Media are to inform without compromising.
· Church members trained in the media are to contribute gratuitously to fight against Gender Based Violence and Human Trafficking in providing awareness and encouraging the implementation of the Ubuntu Strategy.
· They are also to follow the legal process to fight impunity.
Initiators & Contacts
Justice & Equity, Inc. – Canada
· Florence Boivin Roumestan, President, LLB, Prophetess and Missionary, and International Consultant (law, marketing, communication); Phone: +243 815 316 932 (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com);
“Love goes with service”
“It is urgent for the Church to intervene and stand up”
“The entire congregation is meant to break the wall of shame, fear and silence”
“Give unconditional love to the victims”
“God’s justice not just in courts”