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Central African Republic (photo hdptcar - Flickr)
The Imam and the Pastor in the Central African Republic
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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The Imam and the Pastor in the Central African Republic

photo by UNICEF
Photo by UNICEF

The Imam and the Pastor film, produced by IofC's 'For the Love of Tomorrow Films' (FLTfilms), is being used to foster peace and reconciliation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Dave Robinson, Senior Advisor Operations/ Faith & Development at World Vision International, writes:

'I provided World Vision CAR with 30+ DVD copies of this excellent video during my recent visit. The film's emphasis on forgiveness and reconciliation is very germane, as CAR faces the possibility of genocide along sectarian divides. It has already been put to very good use. Copies of the DVD were distributed to each Muslim and Christian faith leader who participated in the July 26-27 "Do No Harm" for Faith Groups. Forty more copies will arrive in WV CAR next week.'

Central African Republic of a deserted village - photo by UNICEF
Photo by UNICEF

In addition, at the instigation of Gervais Lakosso, of the local NGO 'Cercle de Recherche et d'Education par les Arts', The Imam and the Pastor film has recently been dubbed into the national language, Sängö, with support from the French NGO, Terre Solidaire.

(photo hdptcar - Flickr)
Photo by hdptcar - Flickr

'Cercle de Recherche et d'Education par les Arts' and FLTfilms are now working to raise funds to disseminate the film across the Central African Republic, together with workshops on interfaith peaceful coexistence and the role that media can play in building peace.