Responding to Domestic Violence
Ridley Certificate Course Launch Event

When: 9th August 2021, 7:30pm

Speakers: Andrew Judd, Erica Hamence, Robyn Andréo-Boosey

Ridley College is committed to training Christians for God’s mission in the world. With recent findings discovered in the National Anglican Family Violence Project 2021, Ridley College is also committed to training men and women to respond sensitively and appropriately to those suffering from domestic abuse.

In this online launch event, Andrew Judd (Ridley Certificate Coordinator) joins Erica Hamence to discuss how this new online course will equip the broader Evangelical community to respond and stamp out domestic violence in our churches.

If you are looking to equip yourself or your ministry team to serve the church better, we encourage you to attend this webinar on a timely and important topic.

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About Erica

Erica initially trained to be a human rights lawyer, with a BA/LLB from The University of Melbourne. But she found herself drawn to express the same desire for justice within the church. This eventually led her to ministry in Sydney. She is a senior assistant minister at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Broadway (Barneys to everyone), where she mostly works to support and raise up leaders. She is also the spokesperson for Common Grace’s Domestic and Family Violence Justice Team. Erica is also a graduate of Ridley College and SMBC.

About Robyn

Robyn Andréo-Boosey manages the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne’s Preventing Violence Against Women Program and is co-founder and co-director of IC Change, a volunteer-led campaign urging the UK Government to ratify the Istanbul Convention on violence against women.

Her background is in international development, gender equality, tackling violence against women, and human rights. Robyn is particularly passionate about equipping the Church to play its part in tackling violence against women.

About Andy

Andrew is an ordained Anglican minister who teaches Old Testament and hermeneutics at Ridley. He has been in Anglican ministry for 14 years, previously working with students at St Barnabas Broadway and then at City on a Hill Melbourne. He is currently working on a book on trauma and depictions of sexual violence in the Old Testament.

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