Please read Media 'Wrong' to Ignore Christians' Plight in Central African Republic at Religion Today.
The vulnerability of Christians in the Central African Republic (CAR) is being overlooked, even as international media wrongly focus on the ‘interfaith’ element of the conflict, says Open Doors International. The charity facilitated a key meeting in Oct. 2013 of all major Christian leaders, who then appealed for international intervention. Now in its detailed report, Vulnerability Assessment of Christians in the Central African Republic, the charity says there is strong evidence that Christians have been specifically targeted since the March coup that brought Séléka leader Michel Djotodia to power.
Last week Christians gathered at the capital city’s airport to protest against Djotodia’s rule, and violence continues between rebels from the now-disbanded Séléka rebel group and self-defence militias named ‘Anti-Balaka’ (Anti-Machete).
The Anti-Balaka groups have been widely reported to be Christian-dominated, but World Watch Monitor reported last week that CAR’s Christian leaders vehemently deny this is the case.