Baha'i Faith of the Shoals
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A vision of peace: Stories from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo —
The sun rises in the Congolese village of Ditalala, and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee fills the air. For generations, the people of this village have been drinking coffee, which they grow themselves, before heading out to work on their farms.
IN DEPTH: Listen to learn more about community building in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, wars and conflicts have claimed millions of lives and uprooted even more. But throughout the country, there are communities that are learning to transcend the traditional barriers that divide people. Listen to stories that offer a glimpse into some Congolese communities where people are working together and drawing on Baha'i teachings to transform their collective life.
Over the past few years, this morning tradition has come to take on a deeper significance. Many families in the village have been inviting their neighbors to join them for coffee and prayers before starting the day.
“They’ve transformed that simple act of having a cup of coffee in the morning,” says a recent visitor to Ditalala, reflecting on her experience. “It was truly a community-building activity. Friends from the neighboring houses would gather while the coffee was being made, say prayers together, then share the coffee while laughing and discussing the issues of the community. There was a sense of true unity.”