Shining a light on Domestic Violence


DarknesstoDaylight1.jpgOn Monday 31st May, St John Fisher & St Patrick's College completed the 110km Darkness to Daylight challenge. The challenge​ aims to raise funds and awareness of domestic and family violence with each kilometre​ representing a life tragically lost to DFV. Before setting off on their last leg, the team were led in prayer and acknowledgment of country by SJFC Captain Hollie Megaw and St Pat's Captain Angwik Shan.

Acknowledgment of country: 


Let us have a sense of the importance of the country on which we are standing, where learning and ceremony have taken place over many thousands of years.  

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land - the Turrbul people northside of the Brisbane river, and pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

May we continue to walk gently and respectfully on this land.  In keeping with the spirit of Reconciliation, we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land where St John Fisher College stands, and recognise that this has always been a place of teaching and learning.

For we too are in land, one in spirit, one in faith united in God's love.

Prayer

Loving Father, you bring light to the darkness of this world. We pray that you would bring understanding, knowledge, and acceptance of the truth and expose what lurks in the dark and bring it into the light.

We cry out to you. We cry out that Domestic and Family Violence may change. We cry out to you that the women and children who are victims of violence would cease to be so. We pray that violence in all its forms would cease.
We pray that you would give us courage to face this epidemic with all that we have. To make changes to education, implement early intervention, and resource front-line responders. Most importantly, we ask that your people would be the hands, feet, and voices for change. You almighty God have conquered all evil – all that is wrong within us, and without. There is no power that can stand against you. Please give freedom, healing and protection to all who need it."

Amen.

St John Fisher College raised $4684 and collectively walked or ran thousands of kilometres to shine a light on domestic and family violence.