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PNG Churches need to combat belief in sorcery

PNG Churches need to combat belief in sorcery

Updated 24 April 2013, 16:55 AEST

Churches in Papua New Guinea need to take a leading role in combating violence associated with beliefs in sorcery.

That's according to Reverend Jack Urame, Director of the Melanesian Institute in Goroke.

The Institute has just published a handbook on how churches can dispel rumours that a persons death was caused by sorcery by explaining the medical reasons.

Reverend Urame tells Bruce Hill that the problem needs to be urgently addressed, because attacks on suspected witches and even murders seem to be on the rise.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker:Reverend Jack Urame, Director of the Melanesian Institute in Goroka, Papua New Guinea

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