Fredrick Nzwili writes for Religion News Service.
c. 2014 Religion News Service
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The government of Sierra Leone banned public Christmas and New Year’s celebrations because they may exacerbate efforts to eradicate the Ebola virus.
President Ernest Bai Koroma said that despite immense help from the international community, the number of people infected with the virus continues to rise.
Church leaders say attacks by Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants in the northeast region of Kenya are increasingly taking on an anti-Christian tenor, including targeted executions of non-Muslims.
At a news conference in Nairobi in mid-December, the leaders said Muslims must redouble efforts to preach religious tolerance and end youth radicalization.
(RNS) Nigerian religious leaders united to condemn a coordinated terrorist attack on a mosque in the city of Kano that left more than 120 people dead.
African church leaders, theologians, and health professionals have drawn up a road map to educate faith communities in the fight against Ebola.
The virus has killed more than 5,000 so far and has been declared a global security threat by the United Nations.
The Century's work relies primarily on subscriptions and donations. Thank you for supporting nonprofit journalism.
Support us by buying books: