Terrible happenings in Jos, Central Nigeria, reported by of Ruth Gledhill, and the NY Times Lede Blog. It’s plain from this Channel 4 News interview that the Archbishop of Jos is a courageous man of faith, struggling to understand, source and respond to barbarity, corruption and chaos:
The problem isn’t an excess of his religion, but the relative helplessness of good and decent men like him, and communities he represents, to restrain what is obviously, as he points out, organised violence. The evil that Genesis warns us lies crouching at the door will out — Europe has its own stories of Bosnian mineshafts full of bodies. However the agony of Africa over the past forty years (Darfur, Burundi, DRC, etc.) and the comparative incomprehension of us all, goes marching on. How long?