The Lamp

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Fight for Freedom Continues

Posted by thelamp on February 11, 2007

At the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, there is a magnificent memorial dedicated to the courageous men and women who helped to bring freedom to all people in America.

More than 40,000 Americans of African descent found freedom through the surreptitious network of save heavens and daring advocates of liberty who defied the social norm of their generation. They didn’t just believe in freedom; they took action to help the enslaved secure it.

Sadly, as the nation observes Black History Month and the struggle race has endured in search of human and civil rights, there are 27 million people worldwide living in slavery. There is no place this horror is more widespread than in the African nation of Sudan, where slavery is compounded by mass murder.

Click here to send an e-mail to Congress asking your representatives to pass House Resolution 7, denouncing the genocide in Darfur.

Click here to send an e-mail to Congress asking your representatives to pass H.R. 180, the Darfur Accountability and Divestment Act.

During the past two decades of civil war, Sudanese government-sponsored Arab militias have captured men and women and sold them into bondage. They have been subjected to beatings, racial and religious insults, forced labor and denial of the freedom to practice any religion other than Islam. Most of the girls and women had also been sexually abused.

“Today, multiplied tens of thousands of enslaved black African Christians in Sudan have no voice. For nearly a decade I’ve made my voice heard in our nation’s capital on their behalf,” said Pastor Rod Parsley. “Together with concerned citizens, we literally flooded Congress with our petitions demanding passage of the Sudan Peace Act, condemning the many violations of human rights, including Sudan’s slave trade.”

President George W. Bush signed that important piece of legislation into law Oct. 2, 2002. Yet the violence and brutality continue.

Darfur, an impoverished region roughly the size of France, is becoming one of the most dangerous areas in the world even for United Nations’ aid workers. In many places roads are deemed either “no go” or extremely insecure, making it difficult to reach those in need, especially in North and West Darfur.

The situation deteriorates daily: more than 2 million people are internally displaced, with another 25,000 added to that total last month alone. The Center for Moral Clarity supports passage of two pieces of legislation aimed at bringing peace to this war-torn nation – and freedom to the victims of the violence.

House Resolution 7 denounces the genocide click here to read the resolution, and H.R. 180 click here to read the bill would withhold U.S. funding and university contracts from companies conducting business with Sudan until there is hard evidence that Sudan’s government is not still supporting the travesty taking place there.

This is a time when Christians must not be silent. You can lend your voice to the thousands of concerned Americans who are want to help end the violence, the slavery and the suffering in Sudan.

Click here to send an e-mail to Congress asking your representatives to pass House Resolution 7, denouncing the genocide in Darfur.

Click here to send an e-mail to Congress asking your representatives to pass H. R. 180, the Darfur Accountability and Divestment Act.

Together Bible believers can be a mighty force to help bring an end to the violence and slavery in Sudan. Do your part today!

Source:  www.centerformoralclarity.net

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