Photo of the Month: Room at the Inn?

The Sojourners magazine photo of the month (December 2012) features Rukimba Furaha—a mother of 8 children—who fled her home in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to escape a new outbreak of violence, according to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). In September, Congo’s Protestant leaders presented a petition from 1 million Congolese to the U.S. Congress urging religious, civic, and political leaders to call for an end to the violence. According to the United Nations, militants are fighting, in part, over access to mining operations for “conflict minerals,” such as coltan (used in cell phones and laptops).

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Image: MCC photo/Hana Clemens

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