Religion: Voice on the Mountain

High above the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, a voice boomed over the frigid slopes of the Aberdare Mountains: "Come out of the forests, my children. You must stop this senseless war. Come out and I promise you good treatment." For ten days and nights the loudspeaker blared its message in Swahili, but its only answer was the rustle of the forest and the sounds of the beasts. Finally, the Rev. William Wellesley Devitt and his nine native companions picked up their gear and returned to Kijabe (Place of the Wind), where a cluster of grey stone buildings clings to a...

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