Fight for Family Vlaues
South Africa has become more 'pornified' than anyone could ever have imagined. Children are not only viewing porn, now they're brazenly imitating its brutality; and making their own. In the last three years (2010 to 2012) there have been four gang rapes of girls by teen boys (that we know of from news reports); and in each of the four cases, the boys filmed the abuse, later spreading the video via social media. It is likely (but not certain), that these rapists had been exposed to porn, because they imitated the same abusive, exploitive behaviour towards women found in porn.
Women and girls need real protection and respect – practical action, not pious platitudes from politicians and meaningless public holidays! Why not use Women's Day this year (9 August 2012) as an opportunity to inform, inspire and involve people in promoting awareness and taking action against the exploitation of women through pornography, prostitution, trafficking and abortion?
You can download our Women's Day leaflet off the Christian Action website at: http://www.christianaction.org.za/ACA Women’s Day Leaflet.pdf
You could also encourage your congregation's Bible Study/Home Groups and pastor to focus their discussions and sermons nearest to Women's Day on informing and inspiring people to take action to protect women from abuse and exploitation. We have some helpful resources, books and DVDs which could empower your cell group to make a positive difference.
On 9 August, Women's Day, Africa Christian Action will be setting up literature tables in different shopping malls in the Cape Town area. This is also a great opportunity to reach people such as Muslims who are unlikely to step inside the four walls of a church. If you are in Cape Town, sign up to help out at one of our tables. We need lots of volunteers!
Why don't you consider doing a similar outreach in your area? Visit “Projects” www.christianaction.org.za website to get some tips on running your own Women's Day outreach.
Contact Christian Action for quantities of leaflets e.g. "The Christian Liberation of Women", “Abortion – the Facts”, “Women are Precious and Should be Protected” and “Finding Freedom from Pornography”.
We also have several different great Gospel tracts e.g. "Christ is Risen Indeed! Evidences for the Resurrection" and "The Greatest Book in the World". (We request a small donation for the postage costs.) These tracts can be downloaded from www.livingstonefellowship.co.za. Distribute these from your table and use them as a springboard for discussions about these issues.
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27