The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is home to 70 million West Africans. One of the countries richest in natural resources, it is also one of the least economically developed. As is often reported in the West, regional and civil wars, political corruption, and poverty are endemic.

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About the Author

Mary Frohlich, RSCJ, is associate professor of spirituality at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.