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Chiefs seek lasting peace in light of spiritual truths
January 29, 2020
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Gatherings of chiefs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo focused on unity, peace, and the role of religion in social transformation.
KAKENGE, Democratic Republic Of The Congo — Earlier this month, residents of Kakenge in the Central Kasai province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo listened to a remarkable program on local radio. It was a live broadcast of a conversation between some 60 village and tribal chiefs, many of whom were on opposing sides of armed conflict only a year ago, discussing the true purpose of religion, the unity of the human family, the promotion of material and spiritual progress, and the critical role of women in building a peaceful society.

In view of tensions that remain, the country’s Baha’i community invited chiefs from the Central Kasai region to a three-day conference to explore how principles from Baha’u’llah’s writings can shed light on matters of practical and immediate concern for their society.  FULL STORY HERE: