African leaders gathered in Rwanda's capital city of Kigali for this year's African Biblical Leadership Initiative conference (ABLI) from 23-25 October.

ABLI is a continent-wide programme aimed at bringing political, civil and church leaders together to engage with the Bible in the context of Africa's challenges and opportunities. 

This year's theme was 'From Trauma to Triumph', reflecting Rwanda's recovery from the tragic 1994 Genocide to becoming a model of resilient leadership and reconciliation.

The conference heard from senior political and church leaders bringing biblical wisdom to bear on social, political and spiritual issues. 

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Can leaders truly be healers? Lessons from Elijah

25 October 2019

'Without God, we have no answers to the evil, the suffering or the hopelessness in this world. Without God, ultimately, leaders have nothing meaningful to say in the face of trauma,' says Noémie Smith. Read more

Rick Warren: Church is an 'army of love' that can change the world

25 October 2019

Saddleback Church's PEACE plan aims to: Plant churches that preach reconciliation, Equip ethical servant leaders, Assist the poor, Care for the sick and Educate the next generation. Read more

ABLI's Affirmations: prophetic voices, godly leadership and following in Jesus' footsteps

25 October 2019

The ninth ABLI conference closed with Affirmations and Observations drawn from the content of the three days of meetings and prayer. Read more