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Interfaith Exhibition on Domestic Abuse

Interfaith Exhibition on Domestic Abuse

Shoes signifying life journeys form the exhibition, which is based on an earlier  YWCA project where 104 pairs of shoes represented the two women who die each week in the UK from domestic abuse.

Photo courtesy of the Paisley Daily Express


Some of the shoes, in this exhibition speak on behalf of abused individuals who suffer at the hands of their abuser. Other shoes and comments represent a faith perspective from those who journey alongside.   Scottish Episcopal Church contributors include the Primus, and the Bishop of Edinburgh who donated the shoes he wore at the Lambeth Conference in 2008 in memory of the moving plenary session, involving Bishops and their spouses, which considered the story of the Rape of Tamar in 11 Samuel 13.   

The exhibition material states that "it is God's intention for all human beings, male, female, child and adult, to enjoy safety, freedom, dignity and fullness of life.   Abuse in the home is a violation of God's wish for humanity as it can adversely affect an individual's relationship with God and also creates substantial damage in the family, in the community and in society as a whole".

Photo courtesy of the Paisley Daily Express


The faiths represented were Judaism, Christianity, Baha’i and Islam.


Contact Person: Ann Glenesk,

Mothers' Union Diocesan President Glasgow & Galloway , Diocesan Office, 5 St Vincent Place, Glasgow G1 2DH, SCOTLAND


This article will appear as part of Scotland's contribution in the newsletter of the International Anglican Family Network in December 2010


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