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Churches Are Sheltering Muslims from Vengeful Pro-Christian Militias in CAR

According to new reports, Christian churches throughout the Central African Republic are helping to shelter Muslims, currently on the run from “pro-Christian” Anti-Balaka militias. The militias were originally formed following the government takeover by Muslim rebels who committed atrocities against Christian villages. But, after the rebel leader stepped down as president, it’s believed that many of the militias are engaging in revenge attacks against innocent Muslims. In one town, a group of more than 2,000 Muslims are being sheltered at a Roman Catholic parish, and in another, Catholic sisters are providing assistance to a group of at least 500. The country’s interim President Catherine Samba-Panza recently announced that she would be “going to war” with the militias who are continuing the cycle of violence in CAR …

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