WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Assault on the Body:
Sexual Violence and the Gospel Community
We are crowdfunding for this book project! Target: S$5,000
We are working with Graceworks and a host of contributors to bring together this book for the Singapore Church.
This book seeks to give voice to victims of sexual assault within the Singapore Church and consider ways the Church can respond rightly and minister well in such cases.
We are conducting a crowdfunding campaign with the aim of raising S$5,000 (50 kind donors X average $100) so that we can give a complimentary copy to every church / lead pastor in Singapore. To be clear, any amount of donation is welcome!
We hope this would resource churches to walk well with victims of sexual assault within the church.
You can help us do that!
How can you support?
You may make your donation to fund this book project by PayNow or cheque.
Graceworks Private Limited's PayNow details: 200609730G
Please insert in the payment reference "Assault On The Body".
Then, please email Graceworks your full name, contact number, donation amount, and let state that you have donated to support this book project.
Cheques may be made to GRACEWORKS PRIVATE LIMITED.
Please write on the back of the cheque your full name, contact number, email and the phrase "Assault On The Body" and send it to:
Graceworks Pte Ltd,
22 Sin Ming Lane
#04-76 Midview City
(Funds received in excess of target amount will go towards cost of reprints and/or organisations which support sexual assault victims, in the editorial team's discretion.)
Appreciation for your support
As a token of appreciation for your support, Graceworks will give you 1 complimentary copy of the book for every S$50 donated.
What is this book about?
Whether you’re a pastor or church leader needing to handle a sexual assault case for the first time, or a lay person who wants to help someone you know, or if you’d like to equip your church community to be a safe space for who have been shattered by sexual violence, this book is for you.
The book will address, among other things:
Stories of victims/survivors and accompanying experts’ reflections. It will unpack issues relating to sexual assault such as trauma, victim blaming, and power dynamics.
A biblical response to sexual assault. There will be pastoral and practical suggestions on the journey of healing for victims/survivors, including first responses, community responses, advocates' roles, legal options, lament, forgiveness, reconciliation & restoration.
Safeguarding the young in the church: pastoral, practical and policy approaches.
Stories and practical suggestions on how churches may minister to victims/survivors, work to restore perpetrators, navigate legal issues, develop policies and foster a church culture which facilitates safety against sexual assault.
For any queries (book distribution, bulk orders), contact Graceworks directly by email or call at 6752 3403.