When Elephants Fight

Ebuka Mefor writes about the situation in Ivory Coast for Third Way Cafe:

Ivorians and many others on the continent are afraid and tired of civil wars. In Ivory Coast, one million people have been displaced due to the recent conflict.

In the book of Romans we are instructed “to rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15). Our empathy for others should also include working for peace, as Romans 12:21 says: “do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

With the removal of Gbagbo, Ouattara has taken the position of president.  It is yet to be seen what this means for the average Ivorian. The need for lasting peace, justice and prosperity has never been greater.

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