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.

The¬†world is slowly becoming 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. These efforts have included producing a training resource for church leaders, which is currently being piloted and will be available soon.

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.

Find out more about SCWA.

‘Roots, Realities and Responses’, a comprehensive SCWA report, is now available. The report tells the story-so-far of SCWA, unpacking the issue, identifying challenges and suggesting further action. Click here to read the SCWA report.

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.