Missions: Africanization or Exile

White missionaries are in trouble throughout much of Africa. A decade after the continent's initial leap toward independence, Christianity faces a new and ominous hostility on the part of black leaders, who resent the churches as vestigial relics of colonialism. In recent months, a number of priests and ministers have been forced into exile, and the churches are being threatened with new restrictions.

A short while ago Uganda expelled ten Catholic priests, allegedly for smuggling arms and funds to anti-Moslem rebels in neighboring Sudan. The priests claimed that they had only been aiding refugees from the fighting. In Zambia, President Kenneth...

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