vigil for Darfur at Faith Pres.

Got this in my e-mail:

On Sunday evening, July 10th, at 6:00 pm, Faith Presbyterian Church will be hosting a community-wide prayer vigil for the people in the Darfur region of Sudan who are suffering from ethnic violence, political and sexual victimization, hunger and homelessness in that part of Africa. The United Nations has described the Darfur conflict as one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises of our time. More than 180,000 Sudanese have died in the last two years, with two million more people having been driven from their homes, and many more refugees fleeing the border to neighboring Chad. On June 1, 2005, President Bush said he concurred with an earlier State Department assessment that the situation in Darfur was genocide, but to date our government has not been willing to help stop the bloodshed being levied against the African Sudanese by the government of Sudan and the Arab Janjaweed militias. In addition to coming together to pray for the end of the atrocities in Darfur we will also hearing about the international relief efforts aimed at helping the victimized people of Darfur and inviting participants to encourage our government to take an active role in providing aid to end the violence in that part of God’s world. This Prayer Vigil for the people of Darfur is open to all people of faith in Austin. Please come join us for this special Vigil on the evening of July 10th at Faith Presbyterian Church – 1314 East Oltorf Street, just west of IH-35 (across from Travis High School).

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