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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."

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