Posts Tagged ‘Conflict’

Building Peace in West Africa

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Dear Friend,

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, violence and civil unrest continue to dominate the daily headlines. The people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo cry out for an end to their suffering. Our own country is engaged in two wars. The birthplace of Jesus remains a troubled region.

In this Christmas season, the question haunts us: Is there hope for peace?

Some years back, as Catholic Relief Services reflected on the horror of the genocide in Rwanda, the devastation that occupied Somalia and the upheaval unleashed in the Balkans, we set in place a new theme in CRS programs: peacebuilding.