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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Darfur Revisted

Christians Worldwide Gear Up to Pray on Darfur Day

People around the world are preparing to pray for Darfur this weekend, remembering the more than 200,000 that have been killed in the genocide and seeking action to stop the violence. Darfur Collective prayers in churches and at official buildings, mass demonstrations, and meetings with legislators will mark the Global Day for Darfur in cities around the world on Sunday. In New York, a Save Darfur Rally - similar to the one in April that drew 50,000 people to Washington’s National Mall - will take place on Sunday at Central Park.

George Clooney: Troops or Death?

Actor George Clooney on Thursday told the U.N.'s most powerful body that if it did not send peacekeepers to Sudan's Darfur region millions of people would die in what he called the first genocide of the 21st century.

"After September 30 you won't need the U.N. You will simply need men with shovels and bleached white linen and headstones," the actor warned. The mandate of African Union peacekeepers in the region expires at the end of the month and the Sudanese government has refused to approve their replacement by a U.N. force. "The United States has called it genocide," Clooney told council members. "For you it's called ethnic cleansing. But make no mistake -- it is the first genocide of the 21st century. And if it continues unchecked it will not be the last."

Clooney and his journalist father, Nick Clooney, spent five days in Darfur in April, gathering personal stories of the death and suffering that has ravaged the African region. Both Clooneys have continued working since their return to publicize the plight of refugees


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