Theology and peacemaking in Africa

Authored by: Namakula Evelyn B. Mayanja

The Routledge Handbook of African Theology

Print publication date:  June  2020
Online publication date:  May  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138092303
eBook ISBN: 9781315107561
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315107561-29

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Abstract

in Rwanda, as we had never seen anywhere before, churches were intimately associated with the genocide. A man named Adalbert recalls … “We sang hymns in good feeling without Tutsi compatriots, our voices still blending in chorus” … “We left the Lord and our prayers inside to rush home” … “We changed from our Sunday best into our workaday clothes, we grabbed clubs and machetes, we went straight off to killing.” Brothers and sisters who had sung together the day before were suddenly mortal enemies. 1

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