Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth

July 7, 2011 § 2 Comments

“Congo’s like a nightmare in heaven…

..People are dying
Everybody wants a piece of Congo…
…The death toll is now surmounting that of the Holocaust
From 1996 to present : 6 million dead…
…Hundreds and thousands of women systematically raped as a system of war
As the women are broken so are the community…
Why is it that no one is talking about it?
…But for God sake stop killing the people; Stop letting Rwanda, Uganda and Joseph Kabila kill with impunity
You ought to be moved to want to bring an end to it…”

These are some solemn sound bites from the short documentary released on June 30, 2011.

Be an advocate–Yes. Drum up awareness–Yes. Educate ourselves and others–Yes. Campaign and sign petitions–Yes. And don’t forget to pray for Congo…


§ 2 Responses to Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth

  • elissa says:

    Hi Liz. AMEN! to that. Join raise Hope for the Congo! and the enough These are great sites for info and to spread your voice. After recently reading “A Thousand Sisters” By Lisa Shannon, a friend and I comitted to running 10k once $400 was raised after a week we selected our date of Aug 6th and are on our way to sponsoring a 2 nd woman in the Congo thru “Women for women International” —A way to pass time while we wait for our beautiful referral from the Congo!! Chat soon. Way to give these women a voice!

  • thezooks says:

    Thank you for the information Elissa. We CAN make a difference! Good for you to raise awareness. How did the 10k run go?
    I added the 2 books to my amazon cart today and look forward to reading them on my upcoming vacation.
    God Bless!

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