Church Leaders in Solomons consulted about sorcery

The Solomon Islands Law Reform Commission (SILRC) conducted a one day sorcery consultation for church leaders around Honiara at the St Barnabas Cathedral last week.

The sorcery offence workshop is part of the on-going review of the Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code.

The aim of the consultation was to have church leaders have their say about the issue as the commission was in a process of reviewing the matter.

One of the workshop’s participants Fr Henry Paroi said that sorcery is part of the culture and the country must find ways to address it other than ignoring it.

“Sorcery is very much part of our culture, passed on from generation to generation, through our ancestors,” Fr. Paroi said.

“We just cannot ignore it; the thing is to find ways to deal with it where it won’t happen overnight. It takes time”.

About 80 participants who are mainly, Priest, Pastors and church leaders and elders from various denominations were expected to attend the workshop.

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