How do you stop witchcraft

Put an end to the witch craze

Most of the victims are women

Belief in the supernatural is deeply rooted in tradition-conscious society. Women living alone are quickly accused of being responsible for all kinds of strokes of fate: illness, death or even crop failures. The Swiss nun Lorena Jenal knows the problem. She has been working in Papua New Guinea for 35 years. Most recently, an acquaintance of hers was accused of witchcraft and tortured. She eventually died of the serious injuries.

Educational work against the persecution of witches

Sister Lorena is now planning a broad-based program to raise awareness about superstition at all levels of society: in schools, families, village communities, with the police and in parishes. In addition to Sister Lorena, the team includes two other religious sisters from Switzerland, a catechist, a police officer, a village judge, two former victims and a church worker. In order to be able to be present throughout the villages, further volunteers are trained.

In addition to educational work, the victims should also receive immediate help: medically and emotionally, around the clock for the first few days after an incident.

The budget of 20,000 euros annually is used for fees, materials, accommodation costs, meals and transport costs.

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