October Newsletter: Congolese citizens lead the way to a more just society

October Newsletter: Congolese citizens lead the way to a more just society

At a meeting in Paris in August 2017, leaders of Congolese citizens’ movements, civil society organizations and the Catholic Church launched the “Manifesto of the Congolese Citizen,” calling upon all Congolese to protest the failure of the current government to hold to the promises of the 2016 New Year’s Eve agreement and to participate in the creation of a more just society.

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Reflections from Amy Chatelaine on the Benefit Concert

Reflections from Amy Chatelaine on the Benefit Concert

Reflections from Amy Chatelaine, organizer of the benefit performance:  “This was a time to join our voices together in solidarity with the young people of the DRC affected by the ongoing conflict.  Expressions of trauma and resilience were shared through music, dance, stories, and sculpture.  We also heard stories from students of Let Africa Live, interspersed with a wide variety of beautiful music….

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August Newsletter: Trip to the DRC

This June I was given the opportunity to visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the second time and to be a guide for three members of Grace University Lutheran Church (Barb Thomasson, Tom Mayer, and Randee Edmundson) who were visiting for the first time. A trip like this is too full to do justice with one post, but below I are some of the highlights (with pictures!).

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