Democratic Republic of Congo
I would have thought we would welcome a pro-democracy activist.
Amid a chaotic political situation in the DRC, churches are fighting for human rights.
Michael J. Sharp had been investigating violence in the Congo when he was killed one year ago.
Despite protests, the group persisted in welcoming refugees to their community.
"Maybe 5 percent of refugees are ever resettled. Meanwhile, human life is always more than survival."
A decade ago, I was writing historical novels about black Latter-day Saints history. I was contextualizing the death of Mary Ann Adams Abel, wife of black LDS priest (ordained by Joseph Smith) Elijah Abel, and reading newspapers of the day. What stories were the people who attended Mary Ann’s funeral reading? The most interesting article (for me) was one published in the Deseret Weekly News on December 5, 1877—a week after Mary Ann’s death.