The Mennonite Church USA Executive Board staff cabinet has called together a panel to continue the work of healing and prevention of sexual abuse within the denomination. The panel’s formation is a response to the Churchwide Statement on Sexual Abuse passed this summer by the delegate assembly at the MC USA convention in Kansas City, Mo.
KIGALI, Rwanda — Mwasa Niyon Senga felt trapped as a first sergeant in the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, an armed group that terrorizes villages in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. As a Rwandan soldier during the 1994 genocide, Senga feared he would be arrested, and probably killed, as an enemy of the state if he returned to Rwanda from Congo. He had fled to Congo during the genocide as soldiers for the current government took control of Rwanda.