As the situation in the Central African Republic further deteriorates toward ethnic cleansing and genocide, some in the country are carrying out positive, peace-building efforts to bring the nation back from the brink. On a diplomatic level, Christian and Muslim spiritual leaders have set aside their differences to call for an end to the violenece and to advocate a return to the peaceful and religiously tolerant Central Africa Republic they remembering loving in what seem now distant childhood memories.
2014-04-14 Central African Republic (Worthy News) – As sectarian killings continue in the Central African Republic, the country’s churches held a month of prayer, according to Barnabas Aid.
On March 30, members of CAR’s two opposing factions — the Seleka and anti-balaka militias — gathered together in a sports stadium to demonstrate their reconciliation through a symbolic act of “burying the hatchet”.
The conflict in CAR began in November 2012 when the militant Islamists of Seleka launched an uprising against the country’s Christian majority. Within months, anti-balaka militias were formed in response to the looting, raping and murders by Seleka Islamists after they seized control of the country in March 2013