A while ago, I put up a post entitled ‘The Child Witches of Nigeria’. In that post, I talked about how the Church in a certain geographical region of Nigeria had failed in protecting children. In fact, some of those churches actively participated in the torture and stigmatization of children after labelling them as witches and wizards responsible for family misfortune in an area where disease and inadequate infrastructure is more likely to cause death than any so-called witchcraft. I cannot do justice to this deep issue with my writing but I can share the link and encourage you to watch this documentary for yourself. Trust me, you will be left with righteous anger at the injustice these vulnerable children face. Your prayer points will probably increase after watching this documentary. It is amazing how far the word of God can be twisted and manipulated for the selfish gains of a few to very devastating effect.
Link to documentary: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/4od#3008630
- The Child ‘Witches’ of Nigeria (setwatchman.com)