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  • July 10, 2011

    The Church is “the visible sign of a faithful God”, declared the Archbishop of Canterbury. He was speaking at the Church of England’s General Synod on 9 July 2011, in York. He expressed the view that those present were “entrusted with the strength not to abandon and the joy of knowing ourselves not abandoned.”

  • August 24, 2010

    A UN human rights team has confirmed that two armed groups in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo raped more than 150 women.

  • June 6, 2010

    The World Council of Churches is working with partners in Congo to resist the increased oppression of human rights defenders, following the death of Floribert Chebeya Bahizire.

  • June 3, 2010

    Amnesty has called upon the Congolese government to launch a thorough independent investigation into the death of one of the country’s leading human rights activists.

  • March 9, 2010

    Following recent brutal attacks on women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Christian Aid is calling for more to be done over the voluntary demobilisation of armed groups there.

  • September 3, 2009

    The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches has urged its member churches "to publicly condemn violence against women" in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • July 23, 2009

    From the smallest village to the biggest town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) people are yearning for peace, says Fredrick Nzwili. Church leaders are encouraging the rebel fighters to disarm.

  • July 23, 2009

    Foreign armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo must leave if the country is to lift itself from its current quagmire, a church leader in the mineral-rich nation says.

  • July 21, 2009

    European and Asian companies, have been buying minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that are funding armed groups and fuelling conflict, said Global Witness in a report published today.

  • July 21, 2009

    A Catholic aid agency is condemning the growing climate of insecurity in eastern Congo following the killing of one of its staff members.