The following stories have popped up in the last few days:
Nigerian children accused of Witches cast out of their homes, tortured, even killed by church leadership, and their own parents:
see this report from yesterday:
SOS Children's Village
and this one from 3 days ago:
The above stories are from Nigeria alone, but this is happening in much of the "third world." Mike Davis' book Planet of Slums outlines this problem in Kinshasa, Congo as well. You should read this book. See link to it in the column to the left.
Indian Muslim widows beaten after being accused of being Witches:
video footage here
Is there hope for delivering these abused women and children from the evil created by superstition and fear-mongering? I hope so, but I am convinced that this superstition has been exported by many US churches, and expanded to unbelievable lengths by poverty, greed, and ignorance. Heaven help us.
For previous blog posts on this issue see here and here.