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