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Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church Congo Mission Team

Calling out corruption to root out poverty

Members of the Congo Mission Network (CMN), through relationships with Congolese partners, have witnessed the harm caused by corruption in the mining industry and were among those outraged by the reversal of U.S. sanctions on Dan Gertler, an international businessman with ties to former senior Congolese officials. Gertler has amassed hundreds of millions of dollars through opaque and corrupt mining and oil deals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

California congregation commits to democracy, peace and human rights in Central Africa

Five representatives of the Congo Mission Team at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church (LOPC) recently traveled to Sacramento for a meeting with the staff of Kamala Harris, California’s new junior senator and former attorney general. They were joined by two members of Congo Prosperity Catalyst, a Bay Area organization for Congolese nationals in diaspora.