Posts Tagged ‘Christianity’

By Joost R. Hiltermann– January 26, 1998

The approach the United Nations has taken to severe humanitarian crises has, especially in Africa, been short-sighted, half-hearted and, if I may throw in another bodily function, weak-kneed. (more…)

By David P. Gushee[1]

Christian reflection must focus on the role Rwandan Christians played in the swiftest and in some ways most brutal genocide of the 20th century. (more…)

By Martin Kimani

On the morning of April 16, 1994, Anastase Kinamubanzi was ordered to drive his employer’s bulldozer into the sacristy wall of Nyange church. The order came from Father Athanase Seromba, the parish priest. (more…)

By Rainer Chr. Hennig, afrol News, 2001

The 1994 Rwandan genocide, killing an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus, is made even more incomprehensible by the documented participation of many representatives of Rwandan church societies. How could God fearing nuns, and even a bishop, take part in the most cruel crimes against humanity committed on African soil? (more…)

By Tom Ndahiro

In the Vatican the three letter word “sex” makes the City’s insiders shudder. Pope Benedict XVI’s legacy is endangered as the scandal is sucking him in.

His role in the “mismanagement” of sex abuse cases in the 1980s – as the archbishop of Munich, and as head of the Vatican’s disciplinary Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – has put him in a weaker position. (more…)