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We Are Not All Victims
Local Peacebuilding in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Reihe: International Practical Theology
Bd. 18, 2016, 392 S., 39.90 EUR, 39.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90796-7
The book chronicles the peacebuilding activities of the community led by Bishop Ntambo Nkulu Ntanda, his lay leaders and ecumenical colleagues. They respond to the conditions created by the wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1996 - 2003, organizing relief, building social capacities, engaging in conflict transformation, and often putting risking their lives for peace. These rural Luba people in the town of Kamina and surrounding villages negotiate their understanding of Christian mandates and local tradition and practice, demonstrating that their appropriation of Christianity and local indigenous tradition can motivate practices of peace.
Pamela D. Couture is the Jane and Geoffrey Martin Chair of Church and Community at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto.