Church leaders turns to UN over Zimbabwe
Church leaders have asked for UN intervention over constant harassment in Zimbabwe. Robert Mugabe led Zimbabwe government has been accused of targetting Angical Christians and involved in murderous, state sponsered violence
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has issued a powerful challenge to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to intervene in Zimbabwe.
He is asking for effective action to protect Christians from what he says is the brutality being used against them.
Dr Williams warned last month Zimbabwe was poised on the brink of disaster.
Now he has called on Mr Ban to explain what is being done to prevent murderous, state-organised violence, directed especially against Anglicans.
The archbishop has watched with dismay and frustration as the Zimbabwean police have attacked political activists and singled out Anglicans for harsh treatment, while the country's neighbours in southern Africa have appeared unwilling to act. Now he seems ready to shame the UN into taking effective action.