Violence Against Women 16 days of action


16 days of action

25th November – 10th December


This is an on-going action much needed when ' Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic. In many countries there is a culture of impunity for those who carry out this kind of violence. It is seen as normal, acceptable, and even Christian churches very often hide, tolerate, perpetuate and even practice violence against women' – Kathy Galloway writing for Side by Side.

Talks and Workshops and Vigils


with Hilary Burrage (author and member of Global Media Campaign to end FGM),

and Wura Ogunrotimi ...... of KWISA (African Women in Scotland)

1st December on WOMEN AND POWER –

with Clare Phillips of Castle Douglas Meeting, who stood for the Green

Party in Holyrood elections,

and Helen Minnis of Glasgow Meeting consultant paediatric psychiatrist in the NHS.

Both if the above at Glasgow Quaker Meeting House, 38, Elmbank Crescent,

6.30 food sharing then 7pm talks and interaction.


With Judy Wasige and Juliet from KWISA

at Robertson House, 152 Bath Street, Glasgow

6.30 food sharing then 7pm talks and interaction.

Vigils – Thursdays in Black 30th November & 7th December 12.30 – 1pm at Donald Dewar Statue

Towards a world without rape and violence.

Wearing black on Thursdays shows others that you are tired of putting up with violence and calls for communities where we can all walk safely without fear.

Follow-on Workshop – Alternatives to Violence

16th December 2pm Held at Glasgow Quaker Meeting House.

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Local Ecumenical Resources

  • Help to get started

    Help to get started

    Are you looking for help to start working with other churches near-by?

    Here is a starting point "Progressing in Partnership", a step by step guide for congregations wishing to pursue local partnerships with their ecumenical neighbours.     

    To download the guide click here:

    To download representative flowchart click here:

  • Guidelines for new Churches Together Groups

    Guidelines for new Churches Together Groups

    If you are looking for information about setting up a new Churches Together Group,

    Please click here to download the guidelines.

  • Shared Buildings Agreement

    Shared Buildings Agreement

    In situations where two or more congregations share the same building for worship and/or other activities, it is good practice to set out in writing, the relationships between the parties involved. The document below sets out some of the issues which may need to be addressed in such a situation and is followed by an actual example of a shared building agreement.

    To download the Resource Document "Shared Buildings" click here.


  • How is a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP) formed?

    Details are given below outlining the various steps which are taken in the formation of a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP).

    To view the document, please click here.

  • Definitions of a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP)

    A Local Ecumenical Partnership is defined as existing where there is a formal written agreement affecting the ministry, congregational life, buildings and/or mission projects of more than one denomination: and a recognition of that agreement by the ACTS Ecumenical Development Group, and authorisation by the appropriate denominational authorities.

    To find out more about LEP's, download the definitions here.

  • Orientation for Incoming clergy

    Orientation for Incoming clergy

    This document provides an orientation process that seeks to enable clergy to gain this understanding. The process involves the support of a colleague from another denomination in the LEP, together with a person appointed by the local congregation, and reading essential documents.

    To download a copy please click here.

  • An Ecumenical Service of Baptism and Confirmation

    The Joint Liturgical Group of Great Britain have produced ther following resources: 

    A service of confirmation and baptism for use in Local Ecumenical Partnerships. Click here to download.

  • Liturgical resource: when a Local Ecumenical Partnership ceases

    The Joint Liturgical Group of Great Britain have produced ther following resource: 

    "An act of parting" - which can be used when a Local Ecumenical Partnership ceases to exist. Click here to download.

  • Model Constitution for a Single Congregation Local Ecumenical Partnership

    The Model Constitution for a Single Congregation Local Ecumenical Partnership was drawn up by the Constitution Group.

    To download a copy, please click here


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