According to the Catholic News Service, religious leaders in the Save Darfur Coalition are calling for a weekend of prayer to stop the violence in Darfur. Even though intercessory prayer is ineffective, I hope that their efforts to call attention to the situation in Darfur will help.
Due to a puzzling lack of media coverage on Darfur, many Americans have no idea that at least 400,000 people have been killed since 2003 in a genocide sponsored by the Sudanese government. Peace in Darfur does not appear to be one of President Bush's priorities, and this needs to change.
To learn more about the dire situation in Darfur and see what you can do to help, please visit SafeDarfur.org.
Tags: Darfur, Sudan, politics, prayer