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As the 15th anniversary of Rwandan genocide comes to a close this week, a documentary showing how some Rwandans are forgiving the unforgivable is reaching audiences in the U.S.
Narrated by actress Mia Farrow, As We Forgive debuts on PBS World Wednesday and follows two women who are asked for forgiveness by the men who murdered their families during the genocide. The 100-day ethnic conflict between Hutus and Tutsis left more than 800,000 Rwandans dead and hundreds of thousands widowed or orphaned. read more
Christian leaders in Bauchi state said religious violence here sparked by a row over a billiards table on Jan. 27 bore signs that Muslim extremists were prepared for a large-scale slaughter of Christians.
Initially authorities said only 18 people were killed after sectarian violence erupted in the areas of Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro, where there are large Christian populations in predominantly Muslim Bauchi state in northern Nigeria. Since then, estimates have ranged wildly from 25 to 96 people killed over a three-day period starting Jan. 27, with Christian leaders asserting that Muslim extremists used the billiards table incident as a pretext for unleashing attacks with a stockpile of weapons hidden in mosques. read more
Chalk one up for the Kingdom of Light. Former Porn Star Shelley Lubben is creating waves in the pornography industry with her new book “The Truth Behind the Fantasy of Porn.”
Now, Cambridge University has invited the born-again Lubben to debate pornography on its United Kingdom campus. Lubben starred in about 30 adult movies between 1993-94. During that time, she caught herpes and HPV before quietly leaving and entering recovery.
That’s where Lubben found Jesus Christ—and she’s not being quiet about harmful impacts of the porn industry anymore. Lubben now serves as executive director of the Pink Cross Foundation, working to save men and women that are trapped in porn. read more