We at PEAMM, are outraged at recent reports of human rights violations and mass abuse of children and adults all over the world who have suffered at the hands of this mission. Demand New Tribes Mission be investigated for their crimes of conspiracy, child abuse, spiritual abuse for it is a violation of federal law to fail to report child abuse, if you are a member of certain professions that come into contact with children frequently, and you work on federal land or in a federally operated or contracted facility and brought to justice. According to the GRACE report, -The workers NTM placed in charge of these children were often cruel and many of the boys and girls placed there endured sexual, physical, emotional, and spiritual abuse. Much of this behavior was criminal.-
I am writing to urge you to demand justice and more investigations into the reports of MKs (missionary kids) and natives around the globe, some of which are now adults, and seeking at the very least an apology. At the very most, justice served to those who spiritually, emotionally, verbally, physically, and sexually abused these American and native children.
Child abuse statistics show that about 900,000 children are the victims of child abuse or neglect in the United States each year, and about of these 1,500 children die. Every day a woman is raped. Since 1986, there have been very significant increases (300-500%) in the rates at which professionals recognize maltreated children. All too often these violent crimes are not prosecuted and worse still, they become socially accepted and tolerated and ruthlessly continue. Violent acts such as these are a global health crisis and human rights violation that contributes to instability and insecurity throughout our world.
It is my deepest regret these tragedies have happened to children of an American organization promoting good faith around the globe. New Tribes Mission should be held accountable for every crime they hid, are hiding, and the lack of compassion to those who have suffered and are suffering still, starting in the 1940s to present.
In a recent report by GRACE, Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment, the adult MKs of Fanda boarding school in Africa were interviewed and an investigation of NTM revealed abuse was hidden and covered up by NTM during the 80s and 90s. The amended report can be found here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/36559323/Amended-GRACE-Report-on-NTM-Fanda-Amended-Edition. I assure you Fanda is not alone. Adults and children from schools, training facilities, tribes, and natives from Thailand to Papua New Guinea to Mexico to Brazil to the United States, and so on, are coming forward with their reports and stories of the horrifying abuse at the hands of dorm parents, teachers, and %u201Caunts%u201D and %u201Cuncles%u201D of NTM. Many of these pedophiles and criminals are still in the field and/or residing in the states.
Support from the American public is strong. A 2009 poll found that 61 percent of voters across demographic and political lines thought global violence should be one of the top international priorities for the U.S. government. Let us be responsible in showing support to the generations who have been abused. Let us show no tolerance to those who root themselves to the United States and contaminate international relations. Let us be firm and assertive to organizations who use God and the Bible as tools of torment, and merely use the teachings to obtain power through fear.
In a world where tensions and violence within communities can jeopardize national and international security, it is critical that the United States takes action to end atrocities committed against adults and children in their homes, in their communities, and through religious organizations during times of peace and times of conflict.
Demand New Tribes Mission be investigated for their crimes of conspiracy, child abuse, spiritual abuse for it is a violation of federal law to fail to report child abuse, if you are a member of certain professions that come into contact with children frequently, and you work on federal land or in a federally operated or contracted facility. According to the GRACE report, %u201CThe workers NTM placed in charge of these children were often cruel and many of the boys and girls placed there endured sexual, physical, emotional, and spiritual abuse. Much of this behavior was criminal.%u201D
I am asking you, as my Congressman/woman, to be compassionate and show sympathy. Please make a difference in the lives of the MKs and natives past, present, and future.
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