KIGALI, Rwanda (RNS) — An estimated 8,000 churches and 100 mosques have been closed in what some say is a human rights violation, but which the government defends as a move to require clergy to meet modest standards for education.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — After closing more than 700 churches and some mosques in March, Rwandan government officials have moved to institute guidelines for how faith groups operate in the majority-Christian East African country.
(RNS) — The strike occurred as the Rwandan government continues to shut down houses of worship it deems unsafe and dissenters accuse it of trampling on religious rights.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The move, allegedly for building safety, hygiene and noise violations, is prompting allegations that the government of President Paul Kagame is trampling on religious freedom in the tiny East African nation.
(RNS) In a poor, Rwandan village, four Kenyan sisters from the Little Daughters of St. Joseph Congregation run a health clinic, and build trust in a country still recovering from genocide and civil war.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Some massacres took place in churches where people who had sought refuge were killed by militias
(RNS) The apology was read aloud in all Catholic churches in the local Kinyarwanda dialect on Sunday (Nov. 20).
(RNS) A French court sentenced the former politicians to life in prison for masterminding the killing of 2,000 people taking refuge in the church during the country’s 1994 genocide.
ASSISI, Italy (RNS) Swimming against a global tide of religious violence and political polarization, about 550 religious and humanitarian leaders met recently here in the birthplace of St. Francis to propose a new way forward: love and forgiveness. By Charles Honey.