by Robert Wilkinson
From a friend of the site we learn of an extremely important global effort. April 25, 2009, events are occurring in 10 countries and 100 cities involving tens of thousands of people coming together to highlight the need to rescue children forcibly kidnapped into an African private army run by an international war criminal. This event is the result of years of efforts to bring peace to Uganda and end the enslavement of children feeding the meatgrinder of war. Please read on and find an event happening near you! An amazing video interview with a child soldier, Ishmael Beah, has been added below, so check it out.
From the site Invisible Children, "Joseph Kony is the world's first individual indicted by the international criminal court for crimes against humanity." Kony has stonewalled a peace agreement between the Ugandan government and the LRA to end Africa's longest running war, and has put thousands of children's lives on the line through his war criminal behavior.
On the site you'll find a video on the ICC's stance on the war, as well as a 36 minute documentary video that offers what's been happening, what is happening, and what the event on April 25 is all about. The site lists many ways to get involved.
Each part of the drop down list when you hit "menu" is important in itself, so by all means check out this worthy cause bringing attention to the suffering children of Africa conscripted and made invisible by an international war criminal. Please click on the link and do whatever your conscience dictates, through prayer or other action, to end this abomination.
Copyright © 2009 Robert Wilkinson
UPDATE: Here's an amazing video interview with Ishmael Beah, child soldier from Sierra Leone, on "The Hour." He's remarkable in his insights, his compassion, and his clarity. This is 10 minutes of pure gold. Please take the time to view it, since he covers every issue with greatness of heart and mind. "There's nothing glamorous about violence...."