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SEP-OCT 2016

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16 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 | Pr e s by te r i a n s To d ay COURTESY OF CHRISTI BOYD Annual offering supports Presbyterian reconciliation efforts far and near BY PAT COLE T ired of their country's civil war and related atrocities, some church women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo bravely walked to the hiding place of a notorious warlord in March 2013, seeking peace. The delegation was made up of members of the Federation of Protestant Women in Congo, which includes women in the Church of Christ in Congo, a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) partner. Echoing the weariness of communities in Ituri province, the women told militia leader Cobra Matata they were "fed up with the war," says delegation leader Neema Androsi. A chance to promote peace Neema Androsi and other women confronted militia leaders to advocate for peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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