Article: Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Source: Global Witness, Globally Reimagined

“At a recent mission conference in Africa, I sat through a sermon (disguised as a seminar paper) that sought to mobilise Africans to be drafted into God’s army, to join the missions force, and to let God deploy them to the trenches on the frontline where they can make a surprise attack on the enemy,” writes mission leader Harvey Kwiyani.

“I was told they were planning to send a battalion of young men and women as missionaries to occupy—like an occupying force—a city near me.”

How would you feel if you heard someone describe ministry in your area that way? It would not go over well in Malawi, says Kwiyani.

Read more. See also A Missiology of Non-Violence.

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