January 7, 2012

Why the Articles on African Violence?

by Fr. Scott

Recently, I have posted a number of articles about violence in Africa.  I think it is important for Americans, and especially Christians, to pay attention to what is going on.  It is an emerging problem that may very well affect American Christians directly in years to come.  Here is what I believe is happening and why we need to pay attention:
1.       Islam is becoming increasingly militant (not all Islam but radical, violent splinter groups are on the increase)
2.       Militant Islam is increasingly targeting Christians (we are now regularly seeing attacks, not against secular societies but upon churches and Christians)
3.       We have friends and colleagues who are being deeply affected by these attacks, like Archbishop Ben Kwashi, a graduate of Trinity School for Ministry and a friend of the Anglican diocese. 

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