Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Genocide? What Genocide?

Senators Jon S. Corzine (D-NJ) and Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) have an excellent article in today's Washington Post. It calls on people to remember that 5 months ago America declared the war in Darfur, Sudan a genocide. Yet little has been done. The two senators outline important steps to improve the situation. It may seem like African tribal warfare, but if the evangelical community is serious about being the peacemakers of the beatitudes, we must put pressure on our elected officials, especially those that say they are born again, to end this attrocity.

These two men have a step-by-step process to restoring order and saving thousands of innocent lives, but the most crucial paragraph is that last one.

Congress has provided funding for the humanitarian assistance in Darfur and for African Union forces. We stand ready to provide whatever else is necessary. But more importantly, the American people have spoken. All across the country, they have come together to demand immediate action. Religious organizations, civic groups, student activists and many others have said, with the passion that comes with moral clarity, that the only thing that matters is whether lives have been saved. We must heed their call and stop the genocide.

Why not do something? Write or call your representative in Congress (number and link further down on the right) or contact Human Rights Watch about being involved in saving innocent lives. Do you have the moral clarity and passion to save lives?