Church Body Says Conflict Exists Countrywide

The crisis in the Democratic Republic

of Congo (DRC) affects the whole nation

not just the eastern region where

violence is centred,

the world Council of Churches (WCC) has said.

After an ecumenical visit to the Bas Congo

and Kasai Oriental provinces, the head

of the Africa desk of the German Church

Development Service (EED), Karin Döhne

and WCC programme executive for Africa,

Dr Nigussu Legesse, said the effects

of the conflict in the east are felt in

other parts of the country as well.

"Refugees are resented, even when

they are Congolese and the church has

to work hard at changing people's minds

and overcoming feelings of distrust,

even hatred, of newcomers," said Legesse.

Legesse and Döhne were traveling as

part of a larger Living Letters delegation,

headed by WCC general secretary

Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, which broke into

five groups to visit different parts

of the country from 8 to 11 July,

before coming together in

the capital Kinshasa, 12 to 14 July.

"Living Letters" are small international

ecumenical teams traveling to locations

around the world where

Christians strive to overcome violence.

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