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“Find and Support all the Mandelas in the Villages” for Reconciliation in the Central African Republic

Written by Lova Rakotomalala On 25 January 2014 @ 14:08 pm | 3 Comments

In Central African Republic, English, Ethnicity & Race, French, Human Rights, Humanitarian Response, Quick Reads, Religion, Sub-Saharan Africa, TYPE, War & Conflict

Residents of Bangui were asked about the current escalation of violence in the Central African Republic. Here are some of their thoughts [1] as collected by ATD Fourth World :

Muslim and Christian leaders try to lead reconciliation in CAR via @faitreligieux [2]

Muslim and Christian leaders try to lead reconciliation in CAR crisis via @faitreligieux1

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.

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[1] some of their thoughts: http://www.atd-fourthworld.org/Overheard-in-Bangui.html

[2] Image: https://twitter.com/FaitReligieux1/status/411127215896543232/photo/1

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