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."1
Already a CT subscriber? Log in for full digital access.
Subscribe to Christianity Today and get access to this article plus 60+ years of archives.
- Home delivery of CT magazine
- Complete access to articles on ChristianityToday.com
- Over 120 years of magazine archives plus full access to all of CT’s online archives
- Learn more
This slideshow is only available for subscribers.
Please log in or subscribe to view the slideshow.