Posts Tagged ‘sanguma’

O’Neill wants churches to lead sorcery fight

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O’Neill, has called on churches to take the lead in the fight against sorcery accusations and violence against women in villages. O’Neill said the old mentality and belief in sorcery was affecting the nation in rural and urban areas. He said the most affected were always women Read more

PNG – Highland Bishops attack sorcery

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

In an unprecedented move the Catholic Bishops of the Papua New Guinea Highlands Region have made a strong attack on sorcery refuting in particular the deeply entrenched traditional belief of sanguma, based on which human death is allegedly caused by sorcerers. This leads to persecution and killing of innocent people conveniently identified with the weakest Read more