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How to put an end to the killing of schoolchildren and thousands of others in Cameroon — and ways to support Cameroonians seeking asylum in other countries, including the United States — was the topic of a webinar Tuesday attended by more than 300 people.
Imagine learning your family member’s home was burned down by the army, or that your brother-in-law was brutally murdered by soldiers in your hometown.
The first-ever International Peacemaker Virtual Symposium will provide a rare opportunity to hear from 16 outstanding individuals who had transformative experiences while being hosted in the United States by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
At this time of the year, the staff of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program would traditionally be making final arrangements for the arrival of a dozen-or-so Peacemakers from around the world to fan out across the United States to tell their stories.
The whole world has come to a pause over the last two months as the coronavirus hit almost all countries on the planet. From just a few hundred people infected in January, there are currently more three million confirmed cases around the world. The message across countries has been the same: wash hands regularly, practice social distancing, cover coughs and sneezes, wear a mask, and clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
“Blessed are the peacemakers,” Jesus once told his disciples, “for they shall be called children of God.”
Spend an hour with this year’s group of International Peacemakers, back at the Presbyterian Center Tuesday after having completed more than three weeks sharing their stories and building relationships around the country, and you’ll soon realize why the Lord was and is so fond of those who work for peace.
Cameroon has been in turmoil since 2016, as a result of the Anglophone crisis. This discord followed complaints by English-speaking Cameroonians of their marginalization within the Republic of Cameroon.
Jaff Bamenjo hails from Cameroon, a country embroiled in internal warfare the last half of this decade.