Exploring the creative fringes of Christianity and beyond
Meanwhile, tragically most women in the Congo have been raped.
It could be said that that is the inevitable legacy of the systematic rape and plunder of the Congo by King Leopold of Belgium. Which was a classic example of bringing Christian “civilization” to the “heathen savages”.
Given the teachings of Jesus, which affirmed an upside-down view of power, any attempt to wed Christianity to state power is inevitably a step backwards.
I like this image – who is it by? And is it copyright? I would like to use it on a Christmas card for my friends. I once worked in Zaire / DR Congo and made a trip back there earlier this year. Thanks.
Typing from a phone at the moment but if memory serves me right I never managed to track down the artist for that image, which is unfortunate as it's one of my favourites also. I can't provide advice on copyright though, sorry.
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