CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: As fears of genocide flipped focus, churches in Boali (pictured) and at least three other cities sheltered hundreds of Muslims from reprisal attacks. Senior church leaders disputed the labeling of anti-Balaka fighters as "Christian militias" and Séléka fighters as "Muslim militias." The Alliance of Evangelical Churches even pledged to take action against Christians who "distort the essence of [Jesus' gospel]" and discredit his followers by not pursuing reconciliation. "Our battle is spiritual not carnal, and should be carried out on the knees and not weapons in hand."

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe now. Subscribers have full digital access.

June
Subscribe to CT and get one year free.
Tags:
From Issue:
Read These Next
Also in this IssueThe Good News About Bad Churches
The Good News About Bad Churches Subscriber Access Only
They're broken and messy. But God is remaking them in his holy image.
TrendingThe Theology Beneath the Trump-Comey Conflict
The Theology Beneath the Trump-Comey Conflict
How the former FBI director’s interest in Reinhold Niebuhr shaped his approach to political power.
Editor's PickSasse: Adolescence Is a Gift, but Extended Adolescence Is a Trap
Ben Sasse: Adolescence Is a Gift, but Extended Adolescence Is a Trap
The Nebraska senator wants parents to get serious about shepherding kids into responsible adulthood.
Christianity Today
Sanctuary
hide thisApril April

In the Magazine

April 2014

To continue reading, subscribe now for full print and digital access.