This country will be the focus of Christian Aid Week 2012 (13 - 19 May).
The Methodist Church of Sierra Leone (MCSL) is one of Christian Aid's partners. Among other work aimed at tackling poverty MCSL has a project in the Bonthe region. This is part of a campaign to reform the chieftancy systems, working with local communities and chiefs to make the system more democratic and ensure marginalised people such as women and young men have a voice and are involved directly in development to improve lives.
Today the Christian Aid 'Count Your Blessings' Lent calendar tells me that: Christian Aid partner MCSL works with Sierra Leonean chieftancy systems to resolve conflict. It suggests praying for people living in conflict today. My reaction to that is 'where do I start'? What do you say?