Genocide and Witnesses

In his column this morning Nicholas Kristof
writes of the increasing numbers of faith communities attempting to address the
genocide in Darfur. He cites synagogues and mainline congregations who are
working to build awareness as well as address human suffering.

In his column this morning Nicholas Kristof writes of the increasing numbers of faith communities attempting to address the genocide in Darfur. He cites synagogues and mainline congregations who are working to build awareness as well as address human suffering.

The coverage of genocide remains a low priority. The tragedy this brings is that the issue drops from the world’s attention. Understandably, earthquakes and hurricanes nudge this on-going story out of the headlines and off the lead of the television news.

But equally important news is not always the reason. This video from Be A Witness makes the point as clearly as I’ve seen. Fortunately, according to Kristof faith communities are interpreting the needs and advocating for policy changes. Kristof’s column is here, but with the new policy at the NY Times to charge for editorial content, it’s only a link to the abstract.

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