You might have read a post or two here about the “witches” of Malawi. You might skim over the news articles I’ve posted on the CPSM facebook page. Now is the time that you can get involved and help get this information out into the world.
So what can you do to bring awareness of the witch hunts still going on all over the world? Read about what’s going on and educate yourself. Write a blog and educate others. Join a campaign, sign a petition, write letters, make a donation.
As long as there are people in the world who are unsafe from the accusations of witchcraft, none of us are truly safe.
Here are some links for more information:
- Witchcraft Legal Aid in Africa
- Missionaries May be Encouraging Accusations of Witchcraft (Via Christianity Today)
- Did Missionaries Trigger the Witch-Hunts (Via The Wild Hunt)
- Witchcraft and Statecraft by the Georgetown Law Journal (downloadable PDF)
- Read the children’s book Eno’s Story, about a child accused by a family member of witchcraft. 50% of the purchase price goes to Stepping Stones Nigeria.
- Watch the documentary Return to Africa’s Witch Children
Sites to visit (and donate to) and campaigns to join:
- PACT: “
Donations to make and letters to write:
- Make a donation to Stepping Stones Nigeria (a UK based charity) by adding their name into the “charity name” section of the donation form at American Fund for Charity.
- In UK, donate right at the Stepping Stones Nigeria website.
- Donate through my Just Giving page.
- Write letters to help the children of Nigeria
And while this post mainly focuses on Africa, don’t forget these things happen in other parts of the world as well:
- Boy killed in London by family members over witchcraft claims
- Woman beheaded for witchcraft (Saudi Arabia)
- Rampant Witch Killings in Orissa District Causes Concern (India)
- Gaza Woman Murdered for Witchcraft
- Fawza Falih (Saudi Arabia)
- Haitian Cholera Epidemic Sparks Witchcraft Killings
- Tribal Woman Killed by Nephew in Witchcraft Case (India)
- Three brother’s lynched, buried alive for witchcraft (Bolivia)
- Ali Sibat (and others, Saudi Arabia)
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