Friday, October 8, 2010
Stop the killing in Sudan before it starts
The situation in Sudan is headed for disaster if the international community does not take notice and do something to head off the violence that could erupt as the result of a January referendum to determine whether the south will secede from Sudan and become independent. Any outcome could trigger violence -- civil war, tribal clashes, or outright genocide, on a scale larger than the genocide in Rwanda that horrified the world.
The worldwide community needs to act now to ensure a free and fair election come January 9. Without the international spotlight shining on Sudan, voter fraud could very well rob the Sudanese people of their right to self-determination.
The tag line in the above video clip says it all: "Never again starts now." Watch the clip from Catholic Relief Services and the USCCB's "Catholics Confront Global Poverty" effort. And then, as the video suggests, pray, learn advocate, give.
To learn more, visit the CRS website by clicking HERE.
Posted by Mary DeTurris Poust at 2:34 PM