‘Gender-based violence is a sin’ – church leaders take message to the big screen

By Gavin Drake
Posted Dec 9, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] Christian leaders in Fiji have united to declare that gender-based violence is a sin, in an advert shown on cinema screens and national television. The 60-second advert has been shown during Fiji television’s main evening news for the past three weeks and before films in 16 cinemas in Suva, Lautoka and Nadi. The video was the idea of Anglican Archbishop Winston Halapua, who received 100 per cent backing from other Fijian Christian leaders, the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia said.

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  1. Rob Godwin says:

    When you say that gender based violence is a sin, are you suggesting that male on male, and female on female violence is not a sin? Surely not! And yet to suggest that gender based violence is a sin without also saying that all violence is a sin seems to imply this.
    We must never suggest that violence can ever be anything but a sin. In certain cases it may be the lesser of two evils, but we must never let it be said that Christians are OK with any violence against any Human Being made in the likeness of his God

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