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Friday, July 16, 2004

Faithful America  
In Darfur, Sudan, 1,000 people are dying every day, and that number is rising.  Over one million black Africans have been bombed and burnt out of their villages, and their crops and water supplies destroyed by Arab ‘Janjaweed’ militias.   The Government-backed Janjaweed surround the refugee camps and block life-giving food and medicine getting through.   Anyone leaving is raped or killed.  The US Government estimates that 370,000 human beings are already dead or certain to die of starvation in these extermination camps. Up to 1 million could die within the next few months.
As people of faith and members of the human family, we cannot let this horror continue.   Our government’s response so far has been slow and weak.   Only an immediate international humanitarian intervention to protect the people of Darfur and ensure aid gets to them will stop the slaughter.  Click below to send a fax to Congress telling them to vote for bi-partisan House and Senate Resolutions demanding the US take these actions to stop the genocide in Darfur: 
We must act now. The people of Darfur need a miracle, and are praying for it.  We must ask ourselves whether we are the instruments through which that miracle can happen: 
The faith community has mobilized to address this moral outrage.  Daily, peaceful protests at the Sudanese Embassy in Washington DC have echoed protest tactics used against Apartheid in South Africa.  Religious leaders, celebrities and political leaders are being arrested each day in acts of civil disobedience, including Reverend Bob Edgar, Congressman Charlie Rangel, and actor Danny Glover.  For more information on the crisis in Darfur, or to get involved in activism in your community, please visit