Friday, 1 February 2008

Pray for us to prevent genocide say Kenyan church leaders

The WCC is currently involved in a solidarity visit to Kenya. My colleague Juan Michel has written an article you can find here about how churches are trying to respond in the current crisis. In the article Canon Peter Karanja, general secretary of the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) describes the the country as "on the verge of genocide". The Anglican Archbishop of Kenya Benjamin Nzimbi is quoted as saying that even though religious leaders "are being pulled so much by their tribal feelings ... they have been working hard together before, during and after the election asking people to choose peace and prevent chaos". Nzimbi also says "We need your prayers for people to come back to their senses ... We must bring Kenya back where it ought to be."

You can find photos of the visit here.