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Sundays Bloody Sundays in Nigeria

Third weekend of church bombings in a row is "clear invitation to religious war," says Christian association.

Today militant Islamist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings of three churches Sunday that killed 50 Christians and Muslims and left hundreds wounded. The bombings provoked retaliatory violence that contributed to the death toll.

This is the third weekend in a row that Nigerian churches have been attacked during Sunday morning services. Reuters FaithWorld offers a helpful roundup of recent incidents.

Reuters reported that the Christian Association of Kano, northern Nigeria's main city, called the bombings "a clear invitation to religious war."

CT has reported whether Nigerian Christians will fight back or keep turning the other cheek, as well as a theological middle ground proposed by Nigerian theologian Sunday Agang.

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