After two years of war, with thousands killed and millions displaced, the Ethiopian authorities and native groups in Tigray have pledged to cease hostilities.
Some believers say that “one of the greatest assets in life is forgiveness”, while others state that “the church is not as enthusiastic as the NGOs” about abolition.
The team of Elim Church led by Pastor Nicolas Guerekoyame-Gbangou was about 25 km from Alindao - Bambari axis. Cars were torched but there were no fatalities.
The Association of Evangelicals in Africa releases a statement after a well-known Nigerian Christian leader and his family were brutally attacked.
Churches are aware that the continent is one of the least prepared regions from a sanitary standpoint. Christians maintain an attitude of prayer and service while they work alongside the authorities.
Africa has become “an easy prey, because of its vulnerability and the abiding Western interest in the region”, says the Secretary General of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA).
After many years of labour, the Association of Evangelicals in Africa officially opened its new centre in Nairobi, Kenya. “Africa, your time has come!”, said the World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Efraim Tendero.
The Association of Evangelicals in Africa says “the Church’s response promises great prospects in charting a Zimbabwe that God wants”. Believers in Zimbabwe call “for national dialogue”.
“Pray for Sierra Leone”, the Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone asks. Several pastors and members, including many children, of Christian churches have died.
The World Evangelical Alliance and other evangelical groups ask governments to protect the Christian minorities.
The Association of Evangelicals in Africa encourages local churches in the continent and other Christians to pray and give to the project.
“May God comfort the victims’ families and support the government in its efforts to provide security amidst reports of further attacks”, the Evangelical Federation of Ivory Coast writes.
“We live in a global village and Africans understand the village life better- each person's problem is everyone's problem”, said AEA leader to Evangelical Focus. Christians in the continent ask Muslims to condemn violence against Christians.
Meetings helped “build relations” between Christian communities “for continuing local cooperation”. Impression from Czech Republic, Italy and Spain.