Denominational statements and declarations

Statements
Many religious communities now have denominational statements speaking out against domestic violence and other social injustices. This can be helpful in understanding which religions have progressed to this point and which others are still striving for that goal. This section highlights examples of statements and declarations from different denominations.
Declarations
It is important to build momentum on local, state and national levels to encourage clergy and key stakeholders to address issues of violence against women. The following declarations offer an opportunity to advocate in this way.

National Declaration by Religious and Spiritual Leaders to Address Violence Against Women
We proclaim with one voice as national spiritual and religious leaders 
that violence against women exists in all communities, including our own, and 
is morally, spiritually and universally intolerable.
We acknowledge that our sacred texts, traditions and values have too often been 
misused to perpetuate and condone abuse.
We commit ourselves to working toward the day when all women 
will be safe and abuse will be no more.
We draw upon our healing texts and practices to help 
make our families and societies whole.
Our religious and spiritual traditions compel us to work for justice and the eradication of 
violence against women.
We call upon people of all religious and spiritual traditions to join us.
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