A POST COMPOSED BY:
Itumeleng Mothoagae, Voice and Voicelessness Project, University of South Africa
Cobus van Wyngaard, University of South Africa
If we do not speak, the rocks will cry out – On continuing violence against children and the vulnerable in society
Recent media reports about the mutilation, rape and brutal destruction of children’s bodies compel us to break our silence and to seek to stand where God stands, namely, against injustice and the denial of life for our children. We recognize that we, our society and Christian communities have become paralyzed by the scale of violence against children and the fact that places which should provide community protection and life have failed our children: homes, schools and communities have too often contributed to fear among children, parents and family.