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Abuse violates human dignity and can have devastating, life-long impacts. Abuse is mistreatment of or violence toward a person. It can take many forms, such as physical, sexual, psychological or economic abuse or neglect.

God calls us to care for the vulnerable and to uphold each person’s human dignity. Every person is created by God, in His image, and loved by Him. This compels us to respect and uphold each person’s inherent worth and to treat them as a bearer of God’s image.

As Christians, we seek to prevent abuse and restore persons hurt by it.

New: Abuse Awareness and Prevention Network founded in 2022 by the EFC and five partner ministries. Learn more at AbuseAwareness. net

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Media releases

The EFC launches new resource on disability and belonging

Life Together: Disability and Belonging in the Church is a new online and print...

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Articles

How Canadians are harmed by illegal sexually explicit material online

Parliament recently studied the harms of accessing illegal sexually explicit material...

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Bill would reduce sexual exploitation online

Private member's bill C-270 is worth supporting, and here's why.

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Podcasts

Inside investigations into spiritual abuse

We've heard about third-party investigators for abuse scandals in churches...

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Responding to abuse allegations in seminaries and churches

Abuse allegations just keep coming in churches, seminaries and ministry organizations...

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Outgoing letters

Letter to Minister of Justice on Online Harms Legislation

Supporting a legislative and regulatory framework to address—separately from...

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Letter of support on bill to replace child pornography wording (C-291)

Bill C-291 would change the wording from “child pornography” to &rdquo...

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Videos

Inside investigations of spiritual abuse

We've heard about third-party investigators for abuse allegations in churches...

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Government

Bill C-63: Online Harms Act

This bill addresses online content such as sexual abuse images, intimate images published without consent, and online hate.

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Bill C-311: Violence Against Pregnant Women Act

MP Cathay Wagantall introduced Bill C-311 in the House of Commons on January 31, 2023.

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Documents

Trauma-friendly Church Study Guide

A 7-session video and discussion guide for small groups. Produced by the Peace and Reconciliation Network.

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