Churches and mosques in Nairobi are being painted a vibrant shade of yellow to demonstrate a “shared humanity” and highlight that there is more that unites people of different faiths than divides them.
CHR Comment: The juxtaposition of these two forms of offensive speech says a lot about how many Christians respond to persistent solicitation of money. Radio preachers are proclaiming a giving/blessing prosperity message that confuses and offends and increasing number of listeners. Kenya is now nearly 84% Christian so there is a natural increase of Christian broadcasts there.
CHR Comment: The attacks just before Easter last year specifically targeted Christians and is a good example of how African Christians continually face persecution in warring Africa. Garissa University is a public institution, not a Christian school.
CHR Comment: Many Muslims of Somali descent live in this area of Kenya, while the rest of the nation is rapidly becoming Christian. The article includes a list of attacks in Kenya, most of which are attributed to the Muslim terrorist group Al-Shabab.
CHR Comment: According to the article, the chief topics that Pope Francis will address are corruption, poverty, and religious conflict. In some of the nations he will visit, Muslims have attacked Christians (e.g., Kenya). African Catholics are gaining influence at the Vatican due to their increasing numbers. The article notes that one out of six Catholics lives in Africa.
This article helps one understand how the attacks on Christians in Garissa came about due to the presence in Kenya of a large refugee camp for Muslims from war-ravaged Somalia.
You can read the transcript or watch the video from this page, which comments on events in East Africa. Lord, have mercy.
This brief article describes a guarded church as the site for their Easter celebration as well as the fact that Christians are a minority in Garissa. Lord, have mercy and protect your people. Change the hearts of those who persecute. Reeling from attack, Christians attend emotional Easter services at church in Garissa, Kenya | Fox News.
Associated Press is reporting that the militants by-passed Muslim students and targeted Christians. Lord, deliver Your people.