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Intimate partner violence

Justice & Advocacy Jenny Clark (ACSQ Domestic and Family Violence Project Officer) and The Ven. Dr Lucy Morris (ACSQ Domestic and Family Violence Working Group Chair) outside St John’s Cathedral in 2023 Justice & Advocacy

Making the invisible visible

“Domestic and family violence remains a difficult issue for many in the Church. It’s an uncomfortable concept that is incongruous for those who value peace, love and care. And because of this we can develop a blind spot to this issue within our own families, workplaces, social networks, and indeed in our church communities,” says new Domestic and Family Violence Working Group chair The Ven. Dr Lucy Morris

Hannah Clarke and her three children were killed in Camp Hill in 2020 by Hannah's estranged husband and the children's father (Image sourced from Mamamia)
Justice & Advocacy

Prevention and response to domestic and family violence through the Ten Commitments

“It can sometimes seem as if we are becoming desensitised to domestic murders given the sheer regularity of news stories covering such atrocities. But the February 2020 murder of Hannah Clarke and her three children in Brisbane sent shockwaves throughout the Australian community,” says ACSQ DFV Project Officer Jenny Clark


What is coercive control?

Coercive control is a form of domestic abuse. With May being Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in Queensland, this Anglicare Southern Queensland video explains what coercive control looks like and how it can impact those who are affected by it