The Common Good
January 2011

The Worst Place to be a Woman

by Tom Austin | January 2011

It was good to learn in Lynne Hybel's "The Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman" (September-October, 2010) how local churches and groups such as World Relief are aiding the victims of the ...

It was good to learn in Lynne Hybel's "The Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman" (September-October, 2010) how local churches and groups such as World Relief are aiding the victims of the sickening epidemic of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

I wonder, though, why Sojourners doesn't more fully address the violence. Illicit profits made there don't just come from minerals; there is also money to be made selling weapons to militias. Also underreported is the meddling of other countries, particularly Rwanda and Uganda -- whose leadership have strong ties to the U.S. military.

Tom Austin
Rockville, Maryland

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