We are part of Africa. More specifically: we are believers living in Africa. We are followers of Jesus who find ourselves in a country with extreme ethnic and racial diversity. And the Leader that we follow is Someone who expects us, amongst other things, to step across socio-economic and racial boundaries, to strive for justice, and to alleviate poverty as demonstration of the coming of His kingdom. The question is, how should we as Christians think about and especially react to the current perspective of tension, violence and crime? This trend reports is echurch's contribution to reflecting on this very relevant situation, and to highlight a few possible points for further discussion.