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Tension in Tanzania

After Islamic extremists burned Christian churches and buildings in Tanzania's coastal region, Lutherans said they would continue to work for peace in the communities. In Mbagala, Dar es Salaam, one Lutheran church was burned down after reports of a Quran being defaced. The 20 bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania urged Christians to resist the temptation to seek revenge. Lutheran World Federation General Secretary Martin Junge called upon Tanzania's government to ensure religious freedom and enforce its laws.


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