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Silent Witness Program Combats Domestic Abuse

The ceremony will be held Oct. 6 at 11:30 a.m. in Churchville.

The mission of the Silent Witness Program is to promote peace. (Credit: Patch File Photo)
The mission of the Silent Witness Program is to promote peace. (Credit: Patch File Photo)

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County (UUFHC) is inviting the Harford County community to take a stand against domestic violence at a Silent Witness ceremony on Sunday.

The program works to increase community awareness of the very real and sobering fact that domestic violence pervades through local communities, neighborhoods and homes. UUFHC knows that victims are not nameless, nor are they very far removed from our everyday lives.

The mission of the Silent Witness Program is to promote peace, healing and responsibility in adult relationships in order to eliminate domestic murders in the United States, according to a release.

Each year, UUFHC displays on its front lawn, wooden silhouettes that represent victims of domestic murder within Harford County.  The figures are then unveiled in a ceremony of healing and in an affirmation of the life of those affected by domestic violence.

“This is an event that ripples throughout Harford County, and is appreciated by countless folk rebuilding their lives in the wake or in the continued struggle with domestic violence,” said UUFHC minister, Reverend Lisa Ward. 

The ceremony will be held Sunday at 11:30 a.m., at 2515 Churchville Rd. All are welcome to attend. 

For more information regarding the Silent Witness Initiative, visit the website at http://www.uufhc.net/silent_witness.html.

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