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African women mobilize to build peace

March 29, 2013

The two women from Mozambique described the dangers violent political speech poses to peace.

“There is some political speech that threatens our peace,” said Ilda Guambe, also of Mozambique and an Africa University graduate. “There are two strong parties in our country. A person in one of the parties who isn’t getting along well with the government said, ‘I’m going to wake up one day and burn the country.’ Even though these elements threaten peace, we are still living in peace.”

Ms. Uthui added, “Most of the people in Mozambique know we still have to fight against ignorance to have peace in our country. The church has the power to influence the people to walk the right way. Peace has to be with us wherever we are—in our church, families and countries.”

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