Sunday, December 17, 2006

It’s Sunday morning and the faithful have gathered. On the basement level, directly below the sanctuary at Hometown Friends Church, a Sunday school class is listening to a young woman who has been working for an NGO in Darfur. I’ve not been oblivious to what is happening in Sudan, but seeing a face and hearing a voice helped bring the facts on the ground a little closer. I learned a lot and even took notes on some statistics. But even as awful as the statistics are, it was stories that had more impact on me.

The minority in Sudan has power over the majority and this minority has gone way past all lines of acceptability. But Sudan is a U.S. ally in the war on terror and Sudan has oil. And the country with the most potential for making a difference for the people of Darfur is not being aggressive enough to stop this atrocity.

What can we do?—learn, write letters, give, talk about Darfur, and pray. One of the places for learning is


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