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Dear Rick Warren, please save African lives, not just souls

[Editor’s note: In a message to the blog, Warren stated (1) that this commentary misstates his record of speaking out about Christians’ responsibility for loving their homosexual neighbors as themselves and (2) that the All Africa Purpose Driven Church Congress is now scheduled for late 2016. I am seeking further information on both those subjects … Continue reading

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Congo: LGBT activists arrested, beaten, released (update)

[This article in French: Congo: 2 militants LGBT arrêtés, battus, libérés] Earlier this month, police in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrested two members of the non-governmental organization Rainbow Sunrise Mapambazuko, which works for sexual health and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Bukavu, DRC. In following up on the … Continue reading

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Congo report: LGBT activists arrested, tortured

Update: See updated article “Congo: LGBT activists arrested, beaten, released” (May 22, 2013)   May 14, 2013 — Human rights groups are seeking to verify reports that gay-rights activists in the troubled region of eastern Congo were arrested and tortured earlier this month.  The following account comes from the non-governmental organization Rainbow Sunrise Mapambazuko, which … Continue reading