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.

July/August
Subscribe to CT and get one year free.
Tags:
From Issue:
Christianity Today
Sanctuary
hide thisApril April

In the Magazine

April 2014

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