High Domestic Violence Rates Continue to Plague Russia, But the Gospel Is Changing Hearts

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Russia (Mission Network News) In 2017, Russia made the decision to downgrade domestic violence from a criminal offense to a misdemeanor for first-time offenders.

This ruling sparked a backlash in Russia, and many women are still vocally trying to find justice in the country today. But Eric Mock of Slavic Gospel Association says the problem isn’t just legal; the new laws stem from cultural attitudes in Russia and other Slavic nations that devalue women.  …

Mock says only Jesus Christ can change these attitudes and awful cultural assumptions.

“What we see is a tremendous transformation that occurs when men and women come to faith. We’re seeing relationships that are restored and the dignity of each life set as it should be.”

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