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Religion and Violence in the Congo is topic of lecture

Religion and Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo is Topic of Lecture

Bishop Nicolas Djoma of Tshumbe, President of the Bishops' Conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo, will give a lecture titled “The Catholic Church and Peace Building in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, in room 3023 of Creighton University’s Mike and Josie Harper Center, located at 602 N. 20th St.

The lecture, which will focus on the problem of religion and violence in the Congo, is free to the public.

Djoma has served the Church in Africa as a priest and bishop since 1981.Last year, he published a declaration that urged the authorities to make protecting the population their priority. He condemned “the wars and violence imposed in the country.” He was also among the participants in the Synod of Bishops for Africa, which met in October 2009.

The event is sponsored by the Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society and the Center for Catholic Thought.