Mr. Standfast

"Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace." G. K. Chesterton

May 06, 2005

Rwanda & Darfur

I watched Sometimes in April the other night. My friend Jacques, who is from Rwanda, called to tell me it was on. Jacques has told me before that April is a very difficult month for Rwandans. The awful memories return with increased potency. Drug abuse and suicide rates skyrocket. Jacques says you can feel the darkness over the land in April, a kind of spiritual weather that returns on an annual cycle.

For more about Rwanda today, Jordon Cooper has put together a fine assortment of links. I highly recommend Through the Eyes of Children, and Ghosts of Rwanda. The BBC also has a very informative site called Rwandan Genocide: 10 Years On. Take a look especially at the personal testimonies there of a survivor and a participant in the killings.

Finally, we know that today history is repeating itself in Sudan. Catez at Allthing2all tells the story of The children of Darfur in words and pictures.


Blogger rebecca said...'s Catez at Allthings2all....

3:59 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

Oops--thasnks for the psst!

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Michael said...

I also recently found those pictures. Very eye opening. I would encourage anyone who has not seen the page to go on over the the human's right sight and check it out.

Keep up the great blogging, Bob.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Catez said...

Thankyou very much for mentioning the post Bob.
Psst... and for changing my name.
(No worries!)

11:52 PM  

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