We Are Not All Victims

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Pamela Couture

Local Peacebuilding in the Democratic Republic of Congo

ISBN 978-3-643-90796-7
Band-Nr. 18
Jahr 2016
Seiten 392
Bindung broschiert
Reihe International Practical Theology


The book chronicles the peacebuilding activities
of the community led by Bishop Ntambo Nkulu Ntanda, his lay
leaders and ecumenical colleagues. They respond to the
conditions created by the wars in the Democratic Republic of
Congo, 1996 – 2003, organizing relief, building social
capacities, engaging in conflict transformation, and often
putting risking their lives for peace. These rural Luba
people in the town of Kamina and surrounding villages
negotiate their understanding of Christian mandates and
local tradition and practice, demonstrating that their
appropriation of Christianity and local indigenous tradition
can motivate practices of peace.

Pamela D. Couture is the Jane and Geoffrey
Martin Chair of Church and Community at Emmanuel College of
Victoria University in the University of Toronto.