Church chastised for approach to domestic violence

Adriel Brathwaite
Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite

As Barbados join others around the world in commemorating International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women today, the church is being chastised for its impractical approach to dealing with the issue of domestic violence.

Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite said yesterday that church leaders cannot continue to bury their heads in the sand and encourage couples to stay together even in those circumstances.

He was speaking at a panel discussion on The Domestic Violence Act and the Church’s Response hosted by the Beulah Methodist Church.

4 Responses to Church chastised for approach to domestic violence

  1. Edwards Swindley
    Edwards Swindley November 25, 2013 at 8:44 am

    YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE VIOLENCE IN THIS SOCIETY, HOW CAN YOU BEAT CHILDREN TO SHOW THAT VIOLENCE IS WRONG.

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  2. Jomo Phillips
    Jomo Phillips November 25, 2013 at 8:55 am

    It is more than the church our poverty of a good response includes the government, law enforcement, the courts and our overall values which perpetuate violence.

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  3. Kate Farley
    Kate Farley November 25, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Men are the problem… not the institutions.

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  4. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner November 25, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    AG has a very good point,but more has to be done by everyone ,no one person can stop domestic violence but all of us can.

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