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LIBERIA HAS BEEN in the news lately. Horrific images of the suffering demand prayers for healing. Sadly, Liberia is the current actor on a blood-drenched stage where many other actors have played out scenes over the years, with no finale. Liberia, Sierra Leone, Congo, Rwanda, Angola, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Somalia, are some of the names in a long list of players in the tragedy.
But recognizing that Africa is suffering from insurrection, war, poverty, and disease is not to say that the history of Africa is one of unmitigated tragedy, or that its future must be. The fact that there are bad actors doing bad things does not mean that no one is capable of good. The truth is that the majority of people in Africa, like people everywhere, love their families and neighbors, seek and work to bring economic development to their communities, and are working to form a peaceful civil society in today's globalized world.
About the author
David Holmes worked in West Africa and Haiti from 1986 to 1996, providing financial and management services to development projects.
The rising South
with contributions from Paula Shick-Heath, Nancy Lee Roberts, Sandra Scott, Robin Pryor, Richard Darrell Ross
items of interest
with contributions from Jim Patterson, Jeff Chu, Vanguard, G. Brown
CHRISTIANITY on the move
By Marilyn Jones Senior Writer
BY David Holmes
Moved by the Spirit in Kenya
BY Joseph Kamenju
Pastor Hélio brings Christian healing to the neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro
Leide Lessa with contributions from Hélio Ferreira Braga
Grandfather's Bible—and a promise kept
By Bill Moody
Prayer for refugees
BY BEVERLY GOLDSMITH
Painful eye condition healed, vision restored
Hemorrhage and pain healed through prayer
Healing of abscessed tooth is immediate
Lícia Maria Carvalho