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DaKaTeo: Statement on sexual violence against women

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DaKaTeo published already on 2008 a statement on sexual violence against women:

“ACT JUSTLY, LOVE TENDERLY, AND WALK HUMBLY WITH YOUR GOD!” A Plea for and in behalf of the Women Victims of Sexual Abuse

The phenomenon of sexual violence against women is a scandal for every society, much more for one that calls itself Christian.

Prompted by the Spirit of the truth that sets us free and guided by the Church’s teachings, we, the members of the Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines or DAKATEO (Damdaming Katoliko sa Teolohiya), in collaboration with the team of social scientists that investigated the phenomenon, in dialogue with other theologians, with representatives of faith‐based institutions that provide care to sexually violated women, and with the presence of some women victim‐survivors themselves, gathered together in Tagaytay City on October 24‐25, 2008 to pray and reflect on the phenomenon in the light of God’s word.

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