Tag: war

South Sudan Christians see glimmer of hope

Christian pastors, priests, saving lives amidst turmoil Originally published in Baptist Press A breakthrough between warring factions in South Sudan has provided a glimmer of hope that the mostly Christian nation may escape civil war. Leaders of a rebel opposition group said Jan. 10 they would no longer demand the […]

Church leaders speak out as violence swells in South Sudan

  Originally published in Worldmag.com Church leaders from the Episcopal, Catholic, and Presbyterian churches have asked to mediate between opposing parties in South Sudan’s latest round of infighting in its army. In a statement read by Archbishop Paulino Lukudu of the Catholic Church, the clergy asked the two parties in […]

Up to 1 000 killed in Central African Republic

Originally published in Christianity Today Fighting broke out once again between rebel groups in the Central African Republic last week and reports suggest that almost 1,000 people have been killed. The clashes took place between members of Seleka, a predominantly Muslim rebel coalition, and anti-Balaka (meaning ani-machete) groups, which are […]

UN endorses more military in Central African Republic

By World Watch Monitor The United Nations Security Council has authorised the expansion of an African military force inside the Central African Republic to counter a rising spiral of sectarian violence.  Against a backdrop of fresh deadly violence in the CAR capital of Bangui, Thursday’s unanimous vote of the 15-member […]

Syrian war through different prisms

[notice]International religious liberty analyst and advocate ELIZABETH KENDAL unravels some of the complexities of the war in Syria and highlights prayer needs in the area. She wrote this analysis for the Australian Evangelical Alliance Religious Liberty Commission of which she is a member.[/notice] Syria, Iran and the Shi’ite Crescent The […]