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Violence as a Culture & War Crimes

The following passages in the Bible were referenced in some way in the prayer for this topic.

Is. 49:15; Ps. 91:11, 15; Jer. 51:6; Deut. 32:35; Lam. 3:56, 59; Heb. 4:16; Ps. 72:18


  • “UNICEF estimates that 300,000 children younger than 18 are currently trafficked to serve in armed conflicts worldwide.”

    — “55 Little Known Facts About Human Trafficking.” 02 Jan. 2011. Web. 29 Nov. 2011.

  • One in four men in South Africa admit to have performed a sexual assault.

    — Rebombo, Dumisani. “South African rapist: ‘Forgive me’.” 25 Jun. 2009. Web. 11 Nov. 2011.

  • “Women in eastern DRC remain one of the most vulnerable population groups in the world.”

    “Rape is used as a means of psychological warfare to terrorize the population, make people submissive.”

    — Palitza, Kristin. “DR Congo: No End to Mass Rapes: ‘It’s a Miserable Life’.” 17 Oct. 2011. Web. 25 Nov. 2011.

  • Between 1/5 to 1/7 women worldwide will be raped sometime in their life.

    — “Rape and Sexual Assault”. Jan. 2014. Web. 05 Mar. 2014.

  • Girls under 18 are increasingly present in the armed forces (Loc 31-2).

    Child soldiers have been found in 47 countries (Loc 15-26).

    Children as young as five to seven have been found armed for combat (Loc 6, 15, 19, 20).

    From 1995 to 2005 over 2 million children were killed as a tactic of war. “Six million more children have been disabled or seriously injured in wars over the last decade, and one million have been orphaned” (Loc 5).

    — Singer, P.W. Children at War. New York: Pantheon Books. 2005.

  • The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have enslaved as many as forty thousand children, which is up to 80% of their ranks (Loc 111-2).

    A commander can have four to five sex slaves at his disposal in the LRA (Loc 130).

    About 30 thousand children walk each night to a safe shelter near a national army garrison (Loc 121).

    The LRA usually enters rural villages at night to abduct children (Loc 121).

    — Batstone, David. Not for Sale. HarperCollins. 2008. Kindle edition. Model D00901.

  • Honor killing occurs for about 5,000 women/girls every year (30).

    Forced sterilization occurs in many poverty-stricken countries (26).

    — Miller, Darrow L. with Stan Guthrie. Nurturing the Nations. Colorado Springs: Paternoster. 2007.


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