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Understanding that evil forces are governing the actions of those committing violence seems to explain the unexplainable. (Photo/Katie G. Nelson)

Week’s Must Read: South Sudan Refugees Teach Us That You Can’t Live By Bread Alone

For many, religion provides both an explanation for their plight notions of sin and punishment as well as solace and agency.


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Church steeple in the morning mist outside Kabale, southwestern Uganda. (Photo/ Wikimedia commons)

‘Faith’ Is Important In Uganda, Young People Say. But Not Integrity

Why would young people say faith was their most important value, but fail to esteem integrity? It suggests faith may be more of a kind of ‘insurance’, rather than a code for moral and ethical living.