Amani Mashinani (Peace at the Grassroots) is a model of peace building that demonstrates the importance of community involvement and Church leadership in peacebuilding efforts in North Rift region of Kenya. The role of community members and the Church in working together during times of conflict demonstrates the possibilities of increased opportunities for positive peace and reconciliation. This essay highlights the role Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral of the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret played to transform inter-ethnic conflicts. The role of Bishop Korir as a religious leader is acknowledged through his ability to mobilize local warring communities to embrace the idea of Amani Mashinani to promote peaceful co-existence among ethnically diverse communities. Amani Mashinani compliments on-going work by Church leadership in peacebuilding in South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Richard, Kimeli B.
"Community Involvement and the Role of the Church in Peacebuilding in Kenya: Amani Mashinani Approach,"
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