I was eager to be a part of the East Congo travel-study seminar group dispatched to Bunia, as I had heard about the impressive ecumenical peacebuilding and trauma healing work being done there by the Church of Christ in Congo (ECC) women. We quickly learned that the situation in Ituri Province was just as harrowing as Goma. The very fabric of society was torn by what was described as a “tribal war unknown by the outside world” that claimed 100,000 lives from 2009 to 2015 and “prepared the region for violence.”
And that violence is continuing.
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