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The Mission

posted on October 17, 2014

The New Yorker‘s Jon Lee Anderson reports on religious warfare in the Central African Republic. In 2012, the Seleka, a Muslim rebel group whose name means “Alliance,” began sweeping across the country. The antibalaka, a largely Christian group, rose up in retaliation, and the country slid into a murderous sectarian war. Lee follows Father Bernard Kinvi, who helps run the Catholic mission inside the isolated interior of the Central African Republic. “It’s not that we made a specific decision to help the Muslims,” Kinvi explained. “It’s that our mission is to protect the weakest and most vulnerable.”

Read at The New Yorker