March 8, 2013
As election officials continue to count ballots from Kenya’s March 4 national election, Kenya’s bishops are asking people to remain calm in hopes of avoiding the kind of violence that claimed over 1,000 lives after the last election in 2007 . Catholic News Service reports:
March 4, 2013
Making sense of the Kenya national election: a moving reflection by Kenyan Peter Kimeu, a CRS staffer in Nairobi.
March 2, 2013
Ahead of Kenya’s March 4th election, two videos are receiving a lot of attention: one by President Obama and the other by a Kenyan NGO. Both urge Kenyans to avoid repeating the violence that erupted after the last national election.
February 25, 2013
As the March 4 national elections in Kenya grow nearer, Catholic Relief Services is urging all concerned to pray for peace as millions of Kenyans prepare to head to the polls.
February 22, 2013
The last major Kenya election in 2007 became violent, with clashes leaving more than 1,000 people dead. As Kenya’s next major election approaches on March 4th, the New York Times looks at current tensions in the months leading up to this year’s election.
May 31, 2012
When you fly over East Timor, a tiny island in the South Pacific just northwest of Australia, you’ll see beautiful mountains and hundreds of miles of breathtaking shoreline. From far away, it looks like paradise found. But this island nation—the world’s first new country in the new millennium—has a violent, tumultuous past marked by invasions, [...]
March 21, 2012
By Darren Hercyk CRS Country Representative in East Timor. During the first week of Lent, Catholic Relief Services in East Timor, along with the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission in Dili, (JPC) launched a program called “111 Days of Prayer for a Peaceful and Democratic Election in Timor-Leste.” Our goal is to provide Timorese society—which [...]