Residents of Bangui were asked about the current escalation of violence in the Central African Republic. Here are some of their thoughts as collected by ATD Fourth World :
It’s a question of dialogue, because there are two parties, the Seleka and the Anti-balaka. If there isn’t dialogue, it will get worse. It’s become a question between Christians and Muslims, and that requires working from the heart, forgiveness, patience, so that there is no more hate.
A huge reconciliation won’t do anything. What we need is to find and support all those Mandelas in the villages
Respect things, people, without trampling on the rights of others.
We need forgiveness. The radio says it too, it’s their slogan. We have to bring people to love each other again.