SCWA

Stop Child Witch Accusations

Tens of thousands of children worldwide are falsely accused of witchcraft and, as a result, face untold abuse. BCT is working to spark a Christian response to child witch accusations.

A focus group in Togo discusses the impact of witchcraft accusations on children.

The scale of the problem of witchcraft accusations against children is slowly becoming clear. The¬†world is becoming more and more aware of just how many children are being¬†labelled ‘witches’ and therefore¬†starved, beaten, poisoned, burned and abandoned or¬†even killed. That‚Äôs why BCT is a founder member of Stop Child Witch Accusations (SCWA), a coalition of organisations determined to¬†catalyse a¬†Christian response to child witch accusations¬†and bring¬†the phenomenon¬†to an end.

One of SCWA’s key focuses is educating the church about the practice of child witchcraft accusations and prompting congregations to get involved in tackling this issue. SCWA calls on the Church to lead the way in creating environments where children are safe and valued.

SCWA steering group members and friends at a recent UN workshop

SCWA has also been able raise the profile of the issue at the highest level, taking part in a UN workshop on witchcraft-related abuse.

And the coalition is excited to have produced a vital resource on child witch accusations, to help church leaders address the issue in their communities. ‘The Heart of the Matter’ has been piloted, with an extremely positive response, and will be available soon through the SCWA website.

Stand with us in SCWA’s vital work. Sign up for SCWA’s news and prayer updates here. Help us to stop child witchcraft accusations by giving here.

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