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Collage Weisrussl. allgemein»Ecological niche« discovered

It is not easy for evangelical churches in Belarus. Their faith is perceived as „western“ and thus as unpatriotic. But the involvement for alcoholics and drug addicts of exactly those churches has been positively noticed by the government.

AVC has been involved in Belarus since 2003. What started with a tea room soon developed into a Christian Church. Our worker Igor and the members of his family are devoted to helping people who are stranded through drugs and alcohol to get back on their feet. So it is not surprising that he is unable to restrict his work to church work within church walls.

Drug and alcohol addictions are plagues of Belarus. Hardly any other state has to deal with such a high percentage of addicts. The success rate of state efforts to tackle the problem is very small, whereas the success rate of the rehabilitation centre which is supported by AVC is nearly 80%.