We Are Not All Victims (Paperback)

Local Peacebuilding in the Democratic Republic of Congo (International Practical Theology #18)

By Pamela Couture

LIT Verlag, 9783643907967, 392pp.

Publication Date: December 15, 2016

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Pamela Couture chronicles the peacebuilding activities of the community led by Bishop Ntambo Nkulu Ntanda, his lay leaders, and ecumenical colleagues. This community responds 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 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. (Series:?International Practical Theology, Vol. 18) [Subject: African Studies, Peace Studies, Christianity, Religious Studies]