Religion

The Protection of the Church

[Slate] An intensely moving AP story from Carnot, a city in the Central African Republic: The Christian militiamen know hundreds of Muslims are hiding here on the grounds of the Catholic church … The priests here in Carnot have given away all their money to try and keep Read More

World

Report: Rebels Decimate C. African Republic Town

KRISTA LARSON, Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Rebels in Central African Republic decimated a mostly Christian village earlier this month, burning down dozens of homes, after demanding fuel and money from a nearby Muslim community to attack “the enemy,” an international human rights group Read More

World

UN: Children Victimized in World Conflicts

[Voice of America] UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations says thousands of children have been killed, injured, tortured or recruited into militias and armies in the past year as a result of armed conflicts.  In its annual report on the situation, the world body notes progress Read More

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Coup Thwarts Search for Ugandan Warlord Joseph Kony

[Los Angeles Times] JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Uganda‘s military has suspended its hunt for notorious warlord Joseph Kony after rebels toppled the president of the Central African Republic last month. Kony, indicted by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity, is believed to be hiding in the eastern Central Read More