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Is there a way to secure peace?

National dialogue in the Congo offers hope

Congolese says young people, accept gunfire as ordinary and know someone who has been raped, pray that miracles happen for their beleaguered country. read more »

by Albert Otshudi Longe
on October 04, 2013

Word from Winkler — ‘True friends’

The General Board of Church & Society assists faith partners in the midst of international crises. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on September 19, 2013

Social justice in East Congo

Region continues to be plagued by armed groups, limited development

Communities ravaged by war, diseases, rape welcome seminar on issues such as conflict resolution and management, social justice. read more »

by the Rev. Antoine Otoka
on August 26, 2013

‘Every day 9/11 in Congo’

Rape, plunder, forced dislocation are weapons of war

UMC wants to pursue sustainable peace affirming human dignity, protecting natural resources and human rights, according to social-justice agency executive. read more »

by Pierre Omadjela
on August 19, 2013

‘We need intervention of the Church’

GBCS staff meets with DRC ministers to discuss health programs

United Methodist Church feels called to help alleviate trauma in country in crisis. read more »

by Pierre Omadjela
on August 19, 2013

Rethink understanding of malaria

Humans are ‘hosts,’ mosquitoes are ‘carriers’

Best way to break cycle of malaria is to focus on healing the host, according to doctor. read more »

by the Rev. Clayton Childers
on August 12, 2013

A story of forgiveness

Congo woman loses husband, 4 children to rebels

Issues challenge to forgive at GBCS-led seminar on management and resolution of conflict. read more »

by Pierre Omadjela
on August 05, 2013

A question about U.N. peacekeeping

Intern from Congo sees escalating violence

Seeks clarification about how U.N. ensures peacekeeping team achieves goals. read more »

by Glory Mulimba
on July 29, 2013

Missing from Congo peace process

Coordinated international leverage needed

Process has neither necessary parties at the table nor sufficient international involvement for success, according to Enough Project. read more »

February 28, 2013

Interfaith delegation from Congo in U.S.

Seeks help to end ‘massive human rights violations’

United Methodist Bishop Ntambo in group, including civil society, calling on U.N., members of Congress to end 2 decades of violence. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on September 04, 2012

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